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## Short Story: Uprooting Weeds (and Overcoming Sin)

Laura pulled her sleeves back and set to work, determined that these weeds would get out of here. She wanted a well-kept garden desperately, but right now, it looked more like a garden of dandelions and crab grass. No more! This garden was going to get in shape. Hours later, Laura dragged herself back into…

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## Moving Math

My husband and I recently moved into our first home together…and we’ve done a lot of math along the way! Below are a few ways math is used while moving into a new home. Buying the Home – Buying a home requires a lot of paperwork…some of which lists numbers such as your down payment,…

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## New Algebra 1 eCourse

I’m excited to have just finished an eCourse to go alongside Jacob’s Elementary Algebra! The course, which is now available as part of the Master Book’s Academy, brings in the biblical worldview of math, presents the concepts, walks through examples, and more, offering an easy transition from Principles into high school math. Learn more and…

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## Answering the Why Behind Math: Responding to Gracie Cunningham

My heart was recently touched to hear of the viral video posted by a teen wondering about the why behind math expressed in such statements as “Who came up with this concept?” and “How would you even start on the concept of algebra?” The questions are ones I wondered for years too. I mean, why…

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## Short Story: Ignoring the Treasure

If you knew there was a priceless treasure on your property, what would you do? Excitedly hunt and hunt until you found it, right? You’d likely give up whatever you had to in order to get the tools and time you needed to find that treasure. Jonah’s story, then, might sound strange, but it’s all-too-often…

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## Math & the New Jerusalem

The Bible contains a lot of measurements. For example, in Revelation, we’re told that the New Jerusalem’s “length the same as its width. And he measured the city with his rod, 12,000 stadia. Its length and width and height are equal.” (Rev. 21:16 ESV). The questions below can be used to help students explore these…

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## Changing Her Name

It had happened the moment she said “I do.” Instantly, her name changed. She had inherited her husband’s name, belongings, and being. Anna smiled at the remembrance of the day she had gone from a Lawson to a Newman. Then her eyes moved back to the paper on her lap. The paper she had unthinkingly…

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## What Happened to “the Love You Had at First”?

“I’m still here.” All night long Ruben had been patiently waiting, trying to get his wife’s attention. He longed to spend time with her. “I know,” Rose replied, hardly lifting her head from the pile of papers she was sorting. “But there’s just so much to do!” Rose rubbed her tired head, thinking about how…

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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…