So I realized I haven’t written since June and decided it was high time for an update. My writing time this summer has been taken up with finishing up Book 2 of Principles of Mathematics, and I am happy to report that it’s coming along. I would greatly appreciate your continued prayers.
One of the things that excites me about this curriculum is that it will help students understand why they’re learning math. Most students don’t learn how upper-level math applies until college (if then), and by then many have already given up on math. One of the joys and challenges of this new curriculum has been exploring concepts such as exponential growth, interest rates, music, force, motion, etc., in a simple way, using them to help students really see math as a way of describing God’s creation and as a useful tool.
As you head back to school this fall, remember that math isn’t an isolated subject. It’s a real-life tool—a way of describing consistencies God created and sustains. Look for ways to show your children/students math outside of a textbook so they really understand its purpose.
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We will be using your textbook “Principles of Mathematics 1” next year in our Grade 7 year, and I am really excited about it. We hope the second book will be ready so that we can introduce it in Grade 8 in 2017. We are a homeschooling providing service here in South Africa, Theocentric Christian Education, and we are always on the lookout for material that is God-centred. Keep up the good work! I hope you are planning on writing material for the upper grades as well.
PRINCIPAL – THEOCENTRIC CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
Thank you for sharing–it’s always so encouraging to hear where the material is being used. Lord willing, the second year will be available later this year or early 2016, so it should be in plenty of time for what you’re needing. I don’t have plans at the moment for writing high school courses, but we will see where the Lord leads. God bless. – Katherine