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…

# Month: March 2010

## 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…

## Thoughts on Shapes

Throughout history, men have used their knowledge of shapes to help them design buildings. Because of the consistent way God holds things together, we can predict how different shapes will hold up under pressure. One shape that supports weight well is the arch. You can easily see this by holding a piece of paper flat…