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Hot Air Balloons, Algebra, & the Creator

hot air balloons

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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Waves, Math, and the Creator: Sound

Part 3 of 3 Note: This is the third and final post in a series of guest posts on Math, Waves, and the Creator by Dr. Adam F. Hannon. Get ready for a fascinating “listen” to sounds! – Katherine Sound waves arise when a physical medium like a string on a guitar, a membrane on…

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Math, Waves, and the Creator: Light Waves

Part 2 of 3 Note: This is a continuation of a series of guest posts on Math, Waves, and the Creator by Dr. Adam F. Hannon. This particular one would be great to have middle school and high school students read in order to give them a glimpse into how math helps us shine light…

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Waves, Math, & the Creator

Part 1 of 3 Note: I’m excited to introduce this series of guest posts from a good friend, physicist, engineer, and data scientist, Dr. Adam F. Hannon. The series explores waves (and I don’t just mean ocean waves!). More technical details are given in the endnotes for those who would like to dig deeper. I…

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Weather Prediction & Math
– Plus God’s Handiwork in Snowflakes

With a lot of the U.S. facing cold temperatures and snow recently, I thought it might be a good time to write about how math helps us explore the weather. Basic Math & the Weather – Have you ever noticed how many times numbers appear in news reports on the weather? Consider this recent ABC…

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Solar Eclipse, Math, & Praising the Creator

This upcoming Monday, August 21, 2017, be prepared for a period of darkness in the middle of the day as we experience a solar eclipse. While solar eclipses occur periodically, it’s rare that the entire United States can view it. According to Time and Date, the last time “a total solar eclipse was visible from…

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The Grand Canyon, Finding Joy in Math, and New Video Supplement

I wanted to quickly share a couple of articles I’ve recently had published. I hope they encourage you in your math journey and remind you to find joy in math as you praise the Creator and see math as a way of exploring God’s handiwork and completing the tasks He’s given you to do. As…

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Why Do I Have to Learn That?

Photo credit: Ignacio Sanz via Visual hunt / CC BY-SA I recently looked at various college math materials, and they reminded me why so many students hate math. If I didn’t know better, I would have thought math was a meaningless set of rules I had to memorize—a subject designed to give me a headache.…

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