Jamie York is a Steiner-Waldorf maths teacher and consultant, and creator of the Making Maths Meaningful programme. Born in Maine, he has taught maths at Shining Mountain Waldorf School in Boulder, Colorado for over twenty years. He consults for a variety of schools in the USA and internationally, and serves on the faculty at the Centre for Anthroposophy in Wilton, New Hampshire, training Waldorf high school maths teachers.
'Through daily practice with the Making Maths Meaningful workbooks, my students developed an amazing fluency and knack for the nature of numbers. My students are more creative in their problem solving and critical thinking, have cultivated good work habits and have found that each of them are able to learn the magic of mathematics. 'They have also developed a set of characteristics that will help them push forward when they're in doubt and start working through an issue that seems to have no solution in sight.' -- Alyssum Barber, Madrone Trail Waldorf Charter School, Oregon 'I taught using more mainstream math textbooks in my previous classes and, while my students went on to be solid high school and college math students, they did not show the level of creative and confident mathematical problem solving that my present class has [using Making Maths Meaningful]. By helping a math or class teacher show how math is a fascinating, creative, yet quite achievable endeavor, Jamie York has helped me develop students who are on the path to becoming imaginative, analytical thinkers in high school.' -- Nancy Pierce, Portland, Oregon 'I'm a 6th grade teacher and my students worked with your workbook this year, and I took many inspirations from your Middle School Curriculum Guide. I just wanted to let you know what a fabulous, positive experience it was. I think I found myself in that "difficult middle school spot" that teachers can get into, but my students loved working with your book.' -- Claudia Thomas, Richmond, Virginia