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Answering the Why Behind Math: Responding to Gracie Cunningham

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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 at the Aquarium

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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

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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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Math, Man on the Moon, & the Creator

Photo Credit: NASAThis Saturday, July 20, 2019, marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon. This achievement would never have been possible apart from the Creator’s faithful sustaining hand, and men using the ability He gave them to use math to explore His creation. Day after day, God holds creation together…

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Waves, Math, and the Creator: Sound

Part 3 of 3 Note: This is the third and final post in a series of guest posts on Math, Waves, and the Creator by Dr. Adam F. Hannon. Get ready for a fascinating “listen” to sounds! – Katherine Sound waves arise when a physical medium like a string on a guitar, a membrane on…

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Waves, Math, & the Creator

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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Math and Music – Short Video

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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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