This week, I thought it might be helpful to take just a moment to reflect on teaching math OUTSIDE of the textbook. Since math describes the consistencies God placed and sustains all around us, we find it useful in all sorts of situations–including ones that don’t instantly make us think of math. For example, this…

# Year: 2010

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## New Math Book Cover – Opinions Wanted

Could you take a moment to take a look at this new proposed book cover for Beyond Numbers? I would greatly value your opinion. Here’s the current cover. And here’s the redesign we’re considering (note that the watermark in the background is just temporary). I’d really love to hear your thoughts about the proposed new…

## Free Geometry Resource

Cornerstone Curriculum, publishers of the Making Math Meaningful curriculum series, is offering a rough draft of the first several hundred pages of their geometry course for free online. Based on a quick look at the course, it seemed to present geometry as a useful tool. I have looked at some of the author’s other resources…

## Spotlight on Math Interview

Greetings! I hope you all are having a wonderful and blessed summer! I thought you might enjoy this interview I did a few weeks ago on HSLDA’s Homeschool Spotlight. It offers an overview of viewing and teaching math from a biblical worldview. Spotlight on Math – Homeschool Spotlight with HSLDA from Paul Bass on Vimeo.

## Math and Gardening

Spring has arrived! The azaleas are in full bloom, reminding me it’s time to head outside and do some planting. While working in the garden, you have a wonderful opportunity to have your child apply those math concepts he’s been learning! Graphing, multiplication, addition, measurement, area, perimeter–these and other concepts prove helpful in the garden.…

## Math While Traveling

Traveling…and math? Most of us don’t couple the two in our minds, yet a lot of math goes into getting from one place to another. Here are just a few examples, along with some links to resources you can use with your children. Math is used to help design airplanes, to find a plane’s capacity,…

## Algebra and Statistics Resources

While browsing the Internet today, I came across some fascinating videos that connected upper-level math concepts with real-life applications in an engaging, easy-to-understand way. The videos explore such varied examples as making fireworks and oil production–along with MUCH more! The series are secular series, and I do not agree with some of the examples chosen…

## Bridge-Building Resources (All Grades)

In my previous post on shapes, we briefly talked about how learning shapes doesn’t have to be confined to a textbook–how shapes help us understand and appreciate the shapes God placed around us. Understanding how shapes respond to pressure–as well as lots of other math concepts–plays an important role in building bridges. Here are two…

## Thoughts on Pi

Someone recently wrote and asked me if I had any information on pi from a Christian perspective I could share. So here are some thoughts on this mind-boggling–and incredibly useful–number. What Is Pi? Pi, symbolized π, is “A transcendental number, approximately 3.14159, representing the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle and…