I buried my head in my hand, frustrated beyond words and feeling completely incapable. I’d been trying to get through this chapter for days now, and it just wasn’t jelling. To top it, the computer was misbehaving, and I wasn’t feeling well. Why was I writing this again?
As you teach your children math, do you ever find yourself feeling discouraged or frustrated? If so, you’re not alone. We live in a world where things do get difficult. But we also serve a God who works all things together for good for those who love Him (Romans 8:28).
For me, the discouragement forced me to reexamine why I was doing what I was doing. I realized anew it was because I’d been called—and with that came the knowledge that, much as I felt otherwise, if God had called me to a task, then I could do it in Him. I couldn’t carry on—but He could. And if He’d called me to do this, He would make a way.
If an aspect of math—or the thought of teaching high school math—has you scared, run to your King. If He has called you to do it, then He will make a way…and you’ll be so blessed as you watch Him work.
P.S. I’d love for you to write me and let me know what areas of math are causing frustrations. It would be an honor to pray for you and to share any thoughts I might have.
After having her own view of math transformed, Katherine has been researching, writing, and speaking on a biblical worldview of math for more than a decade. Her books on math and a biblical worldview have been used by individuals, homeschool groups, and Christian schools and colleges, and she recently finished a junior high math curriculum. Receive her free Math from a Biblical Worldview e-mail course at mathisnotneutral.com