By Dr. Adam F. Hannon | Biblical Math Blog , Math in Action , Numbers , Science

Part 2 of 3 Note: This is a continuation of a series of guest posts on Math, Waves, and the Creator by Dr. Adam F. Hannon. This particular one would be great to have middle school and high school students read in order to give them a glimpse into how math helps us shine light […]

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Part 1 of 3 Note: I’m excited to introduce this series of guest posts from a good friend, physicist, engineer, and data scientist, Dr. Adam F. Hannon. The series explores waves (and I don’t just mean ocean waves!). More technical details are given in the endnotes for those who would like to dig deeper. I […]

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This short video offers a brief peek at the mathematical relationship between different musical notes. In it, you’ll see just a glimpse at how math (including algebra and pi) can help us describe the order God has placed in the sounds around us. After you watch it, stop and think for a moment about math […]

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With Federal income taxes nearly due, I thought it might be fun to put together a worksheet you can use with students to let them apply math to filing taxes. Download Math Tax Worksheet The worksheet is an extremely simplified version of the 1040, with instructions and pretend numbers for students to use. To use […]

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March 14 (i.e., 3/14) is also known as Pi Day. Pi, which begins 3.14, is a number that has long fascinated people, as it keeps going and going and going. In other words, it’s a number we can’t even fully describe, yet at the same time, it’s useful in an amazing number of situations (including […]

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Here are a few examples of how you can use the Super Bowl to show your students that math really does apply outside of a textbook. We learn math, not just to pass a test, but to be equipped to use it to help us in tasks God’s given us here on earth (and to […]

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By kate loop | Algebra , Biblical Math Blog , Math in Action , Science

With a lot of the U.S. facing cold temperatures and snow recently, I thought it might be a good time to write about how math helps us explore the weather. Basic Math & the Weather – Have you ever noticed how many times numbers appear in news reports on the weather? Consider this recent ABC […]

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It’s hard to watch a spider spinning its web without being awed at how carefully he engineers something so fragile, yet so strong. When we look at spider webs using math, the awe simply compounds. Did you know that “the spider web is actually comprised of numerous radii, a logarithmic spiral (given by the polar […]

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This upcoming Monday, August 21, 2017, be prepared for a period of darkness in the middle of the day as we experience a solar eclipse. While solar eclipses occur periodically, it’s rare that the entire United States can view it. According to Time and Date, the last time “a total solar eclipse was visible from […]

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