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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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Hurricanes, Math, & the Savior

Hurricane

Hurricanes can be devastating, as so many know personally. But we often don’t stop to think about the role math plays in tracking hurricanes, helping to save lives and property from their grip, and assisting those affected. Nor do we think through how much hurricanes shout out humanity’s need for a Savior. Below are some…

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Geometry from a Biblical Worldview (New eCourse Available)

mountain/stars

Despite how it often comes across to high school students, geometry is anything but meaningless. In fact, geometry means “earth measure.” It’s a branch of math that helps us measure God’s creation, from the microscopic to the vast distances of space. I recently had the privilege to develop a geometry eCourse (available on MasterBooksAcademy.com). While…

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Short Story: Two Wardrobes

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Stacy’s wardrobe–or perhaps I should say wardrobes–were rather unique. In one closet, she had what could best be described as rags. The clothing was tattered and worn…and filthy. Insects even nested in some of the sleeves. This wardrobe was an old one Stacy had back when she lived on the streets–back before the King had…

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Short Story: Don’t Ignore the Flies

The fly seemed harmless enough at first. One had slipped into the house when the door was open. Simon thought about swatting it with the fly swatter, but he was busy and the fly wasn’t all that distracting. What harm could there be in letting it fly around? The next week when Simon went to…

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Short Story: Playing the Wrong Game

treasure, invest

Sam had mastered this new game—or so he thought. Every turn, he had a choice as to what he would buy. And most turns, Sam diligently collected more resources. His collection was vast and diversified. He had resources of every value, shape, and variety. Surely he was doing well! And Sam didn’t slack up in…

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