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

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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, Baseball, and a Reminder to Praise

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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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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

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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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