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Making Math Come Alive During the Coronavirus Sheltering in Place – Plus Drill Worksheets

With much of the world sheltering in place, I thought now might be a good time to blog about working on math during the downtime. These ideas also work during summer vacation…and throughout the year. Show Your Child Math Around the House Look for simple ways to show your children math concepts in action around…

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Math Tax Worksheet for Students

Math & Taxes

With Federal income taxes nearly due, I thought it might be fun to put together a worksheet you can use with students to let them apply math to filing taxes. Download Math Tax Worksheet The worksheet is an extremely simplified version of the 1040, with instructions and pretend numbers for students to use. To use…

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Super Bowl, Super Football Math

Football Math

Here are a few examples of how you can use the Super Bowl to show your students that math really does apply outside of a textbook. We learn math, not just to pass a test, but to be equipped to use it to help us in tasks God’s given us here on earth (and to…

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Spiders, Math, & the Creator

It’s hard to watch a spider spinning its web without being awed at how carefully he engineers something so fragile, yet so strong. When we look at spider webs using math, the awe simply compounds. Did you know that “the spider web is actually comprised of numerous radii, a logarithmic spiral (given by the polar…

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Math and Traveling (Includes Word Problems)

Math & Traveling

On a recent flight, I was reminded of how often we use math when traveling without even thinking about it. Below are a few examples (complete with example word problems) of math in action while on a flight–many of the same ideas would apply to car trips as well. So if you’re traveling this summer,…

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Why, Oh, Why Must I Learn Math?

I recently asked some folks this question: What are you/your children’s biggest struggles in math? The responses varied (stay tuned for others in future blogs), but several voiced the same struggle: why. Knowing why you need to learn something certainly doesn’t seem like too much to expect. It’s actually a very reasonable question. As Alfred…

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Back-to-School Math Encouragement and Free Resources

Transforming Math

It’s the time of year again where many of you may be heading back to school after a summer break. Here are some free resources to help encourage/equip you to teach math from a biblical worldview as you go. Free Transforming Math Video – Watch this 18-minute video to get a glimpse into how biblical…

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Math All Around: Garden Hoses and Circumferences

Garden hoses–they’re a common summer sight. But have you ever wondered whether your hose would reach the flower bed on the other side of the driveway…and wanted to find the answer without having to unwind the hose? Assuming your hose is wound up in circles, you can use math to find the approximate length of…

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