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Making Math Come Alive During the Coronavirus Sheltering in Place – Plus Drill Worksheets

With much of the world sheltering in place, I thought now might be a good time to blog about working on math during the downtime. These ideas also work during summer vacation…and throughout the year. Show Your Child Math Around the House Look for simple ways to show your children math concepts in action around…

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Math at the Aquarium

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My husband and I recently visited the Georgia Aquarium, and I was struck by how much math is used in caring for and describing the characteristics of sea creatures. Below are a couple of examples. I’ve tried to word them as actual problems for different ages. I hope you enjoy working through them with your…

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Story: Use Your Sword

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Why, oh why, weren’t more people using the Sword more? That was Lucas’s cry as he surveyed the city of Bondage. As the name implies, all of the inhabitants of Bondage were in serious bondage. They were controlled by computer chips implanted in them before birth. These computer chips affected their vision, their thinking, and…

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Hot Air Balloons, Algebra, & the Creator

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Hot air balloons have always fascinated me, and this last weekend I got a chance to see some up close. They’re huge—and it’s incredible to watch them float up and down by increasing or decreasing a flame of fire at the base. But you know what’s even more amazing? The fact that day in and…

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Math, Man on the Moon, & the Creator

Photo Credit: NASAThis Saturday, July 20, 2019, marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon. This achievement would never have been possible apart from the Creator’s faithful sustaining hand, and men using the ability He gave them to use math to explore His creation. Day after day, God holds creation together…

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Story: Why Did You Give Me This?

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Ryan looked up from the pages of the how-to-code book with a sigh. This was sooooo hard! His eyes wandered out the window to where his brothers were throwing a ball their father had given them. Why couldn’t his father have given him something easy to use too? He was frustrated…and afraid of failing. “I…

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