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Math, Fireflies, Light Bulbs, and the Creator’s Design

fireflies

Many of us have been fascinated at one time or another by tiny lights dotting the backyard on summer nights. Fireflies, lightning bugs, or whatever you call them are fascinating to watch…and perhaps try to catch. What many don’t stop to think about, however, is how amazingly designed these creatures are. Light Bulbs To better…

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Short Story: Hidden Opportunities

Dishes

What a mess, Julia thought as she walked into the kitchen and saw all the dishes. Then she remembered the special computerized glasses her dad had given her and told her to wear. “They’ll help you see life differently,” he’d told her. She pulled them out of her pocket and put them on. The words…

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Einstein’s Birthday and Pi Day

March 14, or 3/14, was both Einstein’s birthday and is also known as Pi Day, as the irrational number Pi (π) starts 3.14. There are a lot of different ways you can use the day to build a biblical worldview of math in your upper elementary (or students who’ve learned about decimals) through high school…

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Math with Little Ones: Discovering the Joy of Numbering God’s Creation

Numbers

When we think of learning, it’s easy to make the mistake of thinking of an official lesson. Sometimes, though, the best learning might seem more like play. Little ones especially may not be ready to sit and do an official math lesson. But that doesn’t mean they can’t begin to discover the joy of numbering…

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Math, Sickness, & the Fall

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Math probably isn’t the first thing you’re thinking about when you don’t feel well. Yet you might be surprised at how much you may find yourself using math when facing an illness. When Can I Take ____ Next? When can I take that next does of pain medicine/cough suppressant/allergy pill? That question is on our…

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Reading Differently

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Daniel’s heart hurt as he listened to her daughter Annabel “read” the picture book, as her “reading” reflected some sad interpretations. According to Annabel, the book was about a poor mouse who’d been abandoned by its parents and found itself trapped in a large home. Angry, the mouse ran away from the home and found…

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Math, Baseball, and a Reminder to Praise

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With the Major League Baseball World Series well under way, I thought it would be a good time to take a look at the math involved in baseball. We’ll also see how all of it reminds us to praise the Creator. Basic Numbers Some of math’s applications to baseball are both obvious and basic. How…

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Short Story: The Billionaire’s Daughter

I have to act like a billionaire’s daughter. Amy told herself once again. Trying to act like a billionaire’s daughter was exhausting for Amy. After all, she lived on the streets and was hopelessly in debt. Amy ended every day in frustration, feeling like such a failure. Try as hard as she might, she just…

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