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## Why Learn Fractions?

Have you ever wondered why we need to know how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions? After all, don’t we use decimal notation for most real-life problems? Division, Algebra, and Fractions One main use of fractions is found in algebra. While most curricula present fractions as a way of describing partial quantities, it is…

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## Math: A Gift

Have you ever thought about how our very ability to use math is an amazing gift? To start with, you’re able to read the numbers! Your eyes take in an image. Your brain turns that image right-side up, connecting it with what you’ve learned about the language of mathematics, and gives an interpretation. And all…

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## New ICR Fibonacci Numbers/Math Video

This 1:26 video from Institute for Creation Research touches on Fibonacci numbers…and ends with a reminder to “praise God for all He has created”…which includes math! Enjoy 🙂

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## Teaching Math Biblically Homeschool Package Review

The Sola Gratia Mom blog recently reviewed our Homeschool Math Package for us. In the review, she shares pieces of her own math journey, as well as about how the resources helped her (which we were delighted to hear). Take a look at the review on the Sola Gratia Mom blog.

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## Letting the Fear Go

The back cover of Math: Facing an American Phobia states that “more than two-thirds of American adults fear and loathe mathematics. Math is right up there with snakes, public speaking, and heights.” Perhaps you’re one of those two-thirds. Perhaps you’re afraid of how to teach your child math…especially as you approach or enter high school.…

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## Math Evangelism Video

For a long time, I’ve been pondering about how to use math to share the gospel. Recently, a group of friends helped flesh out an idea. We ended up going to a college campus and asking random people some questions. The video below is the result. Please share the video with others–I would love for…

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## When You Feel Like Giving Up

I buried my head in my hand, frustrated beyond words and feeling completely incapable. I’d been trying to get through this chapter for days now, and it just wasn’t jelling. To top it, the computer was misbehaving, and I wasn’t feeling well. Why was I writing this again? As you teach your children math, do…

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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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## God Knows the Measure – And We Don’t!

God knows not just the measure of the things easy to measure, but the measure of things we can’t possibly measure, such as the dust of the earth and the measure of all the waters in the oceans. Our inability to measure aspects of creation reminds us again of how much greater God is than…

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## Keeping the Heart

Writing a math curriculum has given me a new appreciation for how easy it is to lose the heart in math. We want students to understand how to convert units, how to find a volume, how to multiply, etc. Before we realize it, we get so focused on drilling the mechanics that we lose sight…