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Math, Fireflies, Light Bulbs, and the Creator’s Design

fireflies

Many of us have been fascinated at one time or another by tiny lights dotting the backyard on summer nights. Fireflies, lightning bugs, or whatever you call them are fascinating to watch…and perhaps try to catch. What many don’t stop to think about, however, is how amazingly designed these creatures are. Light Bulbs To better…

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Einstein’s Birthday and Pi Day

March 14, or 3/14, was both Einstein’s birthday and is also known as Pi Day, as the irrational number Pi (π) starts 3.14. There are a lot of different ways you can use the day to build a biblical worldview of math in your upper elementary (or students who’ve learned about decimals) through high school…

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Math with Little Ones: Discovering the Joy of Numbering God’s Creation

Numbers

When we think of learning, it’s easy to make the mistake of thinking of an official lesson. Sometimes, though, the best learning might seem more like play. Little ones especially may not be ready to sit and do an official math lesson. But that doesn’t mean they can’t begin to discover the joy of numbering…

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Math, Sickness, & the Fall

sickness

Math probably isn’t the first thing you’re thinking about when you don’t feel well. Yet you might be surprised at how much you may find yourself using math when facing an illness. When Can I Take ____ Next? When can I take that next does of pain medicine/cough suppressant/allergy pill? That question is on our…

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Math, Baseball, and a Reminder to Praise

baseball

With the Major League Baseball World Series well under way, I thought it would be a good time to take a look at the math involved in baseball. We’ll also see how all of it reminds us to praise the Creator. Basic Numbers Some of math’s applications to baseball are both obvious and basic. How…

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Geometry from a Biblical Worldview (New eCourse Available)

mountain/stars

Despite how it often comes across to high school students, geometry is anything but meaningless. In fact, geometry means “earth measure.” It’s a branch of math that helps us measure God’s creation, from the microscopic to the vast distances of space. I recently had the privilege to develop a geometry eCourse (available on MasterBooksAcademy.com). While…

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Moving Math

Moving Boxes

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

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

algebra

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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Math & the New Jerusalem

Heaven

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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