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# Category Archives for "Geometry"

Feb 23

## Why, Oh, Why Must I Learn Math?

I recently asked some folks this question: What are you/your children’s biggest struggles in math? The responses varied (stay tuned for others in future blogs), but several voiced the same struggle: why. Knowing why you need to learn something certainly doesn’t seem like too much to expect. It’s actually a very reasonable question. As Alfred […]

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Oct 12

## Why Do I Have to Learn That?

I recently looked at various college math materials, and they reminded me why so many students hate math. If I didn’t know better, I would have thought math was a meaningless set of rules I had to memorize—a subject designed to give me a headache. However, nothing could be further from the truth! While math […]

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Aug 10

## Back-to-School Math Encouragement and Free Resources

It’s the time of year again where many of you may be heading back to school after a summer break. Here are some free resources to help encourage/equip you to teach math from a biblical worldview as you go. Free Transforming Math Video – Watch this 18-minute video to get a glimpse into how biblical […]

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Jul 21

## Math All Around: Garden Hoses and Circumferences

Garden hoses–they’re a common summer sight. But have you ever wondered whether your hose would reach the flower bed on the other side of the driveway…and wanted to find the answer without having to unwind the hose? Assuming your hose is wound up in circles, you can use math to find the approximate length of […]

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Apr 11

## Geometry and Sounding Boards

Did you ever wonder how sound was projected before the days of microphones? I found it fascinating to learn at a historical church that sometimes they used “sounding boards” like the one shown here. Sound waves would bounce off this sounding board at different angles, causing the preacher’s voice to reach different parts of the […]

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Apr 04

## It’s Square Root Day!

04/04/16 is square root day! I posted some thoughts on how to use the day to reinforce a biblical worldview of math and praise the Creator of all together over at the Creation Club. Hope you enjoy! Note: You can get more ideas on how to teach square roots from a biblical worldview in Revealing […]

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Jan 30

## Snowflake Math

Math might not be the first thing you think of when you see snow, but believe it or not, math helps us describe God’s handiwork in each tiny snowflake. To start with, we can observe that the general shape of each flake is approximately the same. Snowflakes can be described by the six-sided shape we […]

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Feb 19

## God Knows the Measure – And We Don’t!

God knows not just the measure of the things easy to measure, but the measure of things we can’t possibly measure, such as the dust of the earth and the measure of all the waters in the oceans. Our inability to measure aspects of creation reminds us again of how much greater God is than […]

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Nov 29

## Review: Make It Real Volume 2 – And a 25%-Off Coupon Code at Make It Real Learning

Some time ago, I reviewed Make It Real Activity Library, Volume 1. Recently, they released a volume 2. Volume 2 is very similar to volume 1; once again, I appreciated how the series, designed as a curriculum supplement, provides numerous, stand-alone, real-world application problems for students. The series does not claim to be Christian, so […]

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Apr 07

## Make It Real Learning Activity Library

11/28/2012 Update: Make It Real Learning now has a Volume 2 as well. This post was originally a review of Volume 1, but I have added information on Volume 2, as they are very similar. Look at the bottom of the post for a 25%-off coupon good at Make It Real Learning through the end […]

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