Digging for Truth in Math

For Logic Pre-Algebra:  We started off Math today talking about “Solving Equations in Two Steps” (Lesson 61 Saxon Algebra ½).  We had a Five Common Topic discussion wrapped around the terms variable and number.  This is what our board looked like when we were done.

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We concluded at the end of our math hour when we contemplated the question, “How have we seen truthfulness revealed in our Math time?” that the Math Problem must be faithful to be true.  If it is not right then it is wrong.  We compared seeking the right answer in math to digging for the truth in God’s Word.  Sebastian led us in this process in week 7 (Second Semester) through modeling this for us in his own math problem.  In light of this truth, we talked about Matthew 7:8, “For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened” (NIV). After this, students worked out their own math problems.

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Emma: “Math must be faithful to the truth.”

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Sebastian: “Seek and you will find.”

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Aliyah: “PEMDAS…Where there’s order there’s peace.”

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Ellie’s problem reminded her of simplification and the way God makes complex ideas simple to us through His Word.  Specifically noted: parables.  The class also helped Christopher build his problem up by giving him corrective feedback.  His problem was built up in love (remembering when Aliyah talked about this in our devotion this morning, “…let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another” (Ephesians 4:25).

 

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