Watching Christmas light shows has become a holiday tradition for many. But few stop to think of all the math that goes into these spectacular displays. Strands per Outlet or Lights per Circuit When hanging a lot of lights, you want to make sure you don’t blow a circuit! Bonfe offers this formula to help…

# Category: Arithmetic

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

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…

## Math, Sickness, & the Fall

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…

## Math, Baseball, and a Reminder to Praise

## Moving Math

## Math & the New Jerusalem

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…