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.