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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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Math at the Aquarium

aquarium

My husband and I recently visited the Georgia Aquarium, and I was struck by how much math is used in caring for and describing the characteristics of sea creatures. Below are a couple of examples. I’ve tried to word them as actual problems for different ages. I hope you enjoy working through them with your…

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Hot Air Balloons, Algebra, & the Creator

hot air balloons

Hot air balloons have always fascinated me, and this last weekend I got a chance to see some up close. They’re huge—and it’s incredible to watch them float up and down by increasing or decreasing a flame of fire at the base. But you know what’s even more amazing? The fact that day in and…

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