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Math Moment: Math & Astronomy

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR12Nz25ymQ Did you know that math helps us explore outer space, learning more about the vastness of God’s creation–and how perfectly designed earth is for life? Have you ever tried to count the stars? We can’t possibly count them all, but we can use math to estimate the number of stars. While there are different…

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Math, Electricity, & the Creator

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I’m excited to have just finished the draft of a full-color, 8.5 in by 14 in by 15 ft math timeline, on which students will be able to watch math in action throughout history—and see how math points us to the Creator in the process. Below is a sneak peek into just a few of…

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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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The Life of Leonhard Euler (1707-1783)

Artist Jakob Emanuel Handmann’s rendition of Leonhard Euler. Found on Wikipedia. I’ve started the algebra section in the math curriculum I’m writing–which meant the time had finally come to cover Euler’s life. Leonard Euler has to be one of my favorite mathematicians. This short extract from the curriculum highlights some important lessons his life teaches.…

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Resource Week – Free Practical Math Lessons

It’s resource week! SCORE Mathematics Lessons – Check this site for some free, practical lesson ideas for grades K-12. Many of these lessons offer ideas on how to have children apply math for a specific real-life project, such as planning a trip or buying a car. Although written for a classroom setting, most of the…

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Lessons from the Life of Johannes Kepler

Known as the discoverer of the laws of planetary motion, Johannes Kepler was the first to propose that the planets circle the sun in elliptical shapes rather than in circular shapes as previously thought. Although often thought of as a scientist, Kepler was also a mathematician. In his study of planetary motion, Kepler used extensive…

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