Things have been piling up to post, so this post will contain quite a few different things.
First off, I wanted to invite you all to attend a workshop this afternoon (Tuesday, March 18, 2008) at 1:00 p.m. CST I’ll be giving on teaching math biblically. You can attend right from your computers–and it’s free! The workshop is being done through Cindy Rushton’s Ultimate Homeschool Expo as one of their free, pre-conference preview chats. The chat will be archived and available after the conference begins to attendees, but it’s only open to everyone this afternoon. To join, follow the instructions at the bottom of this post. (I apologize for the late notice.)
Math Book Update
Next, after several drafts and a name change, my math book is actually nearing completion! The book is now titled Revealing Arithmetic, and serves as a guide for teaching arithmetic concepts from a biblical worldview. Revealing Arithmetic will walk through teaching basic arithmetic concepts from counting clear through long division, offering an overview, example presentation, reinforcement ideas, and much more. Thank you all for your continual prayers.
I also recently found an article on biblical math online I think you some of you might find helpful. Vern S. Poythress helpful, although more intellectual, essay titled, “A Biblical View of Mathematics” is available online at www.frame-poythress.org/poythress_articles/1976Biblical.htm.
Please Note: I’ve not had a chance to look at any of the other essays on this site or by Poythress to know their merit or theological content. I mention this particular article because it looked helpful.
Instructions for Joining the Workshop (from Cindy Rushton)
We provide the software download-free. Here is the link:
Click to begin download or copy/paste into your internet browser and click ENTER. It will only take a few minutes to download into your computer, but you want to do it ahead of time so you don’t miss a minute in the Conference Room. After it is downloaded on your computer, it will set up an icon on your desktop that says CONFERENCE. Then, you will only have to click it to open up the room. Here are your instructions from there:
When you are ready to enter, you will enter your NAME or EMAIL ADDRESS in the first blank.
Add the following information when prompted:
Name of Room: Talk-a-Latte
Password: letschat (for Preview Chats)
Remember…your password is different for chats and other classes. It only works for the room when the room is open for the study.
Get a glimpse of how to let biblical principles transform your math class with this free video.
After having her own view of math transformed, Katherine has been researching, writing, and speaking on a biblical worldview of math for more than a decade. Her books on math and a biblical worldview have been used by individuals, homeschool groups, and Christian schools and colleges, and she recently finished a junior high math curriculum. Receive her free Math from a Biblical Worldview e-mail course at www.mathisnotneutral.com