Beyond Numbers: A Practical Guide to Teaching Math Biblically will help you learn how to see and teach math from a biblical worldview in an easy to read and understandable way.
Beyond Numbers: A Practical Guide to Teaching Math Biblically
Beyond Numbers: A Practical Guide to Teaching Math Biblically by Katherine Loop is the most helpful introduction to teaching math with Biblical principles that I have come across. She packs a lot of food for thought into less than 100 pages, and as a busy mom I appreciate that I can read it in one night.
Chapter Breakdown of Beyond Numbers
- Where Did Math Come From and Why Does it Work?
- Math’s Practicality
- Math is Not Neutral
- Harm to the Heart
- Adopting a New Heart Toward Math
- Preparing to Teach Math Biblically
- Teaching Math Biblically
- Ready, Set, Now What Do I Do?
- Curriculum and Resources
- Overcoming the Difficulties
Beyond Numbers is a concise synopsis of math’s origin, exactly how to discover principles and how to teach them to your children of all ages. She also offers curriculum suggestions, supplement resources, and help to overcome challenges (which we all have with some child at some time).
BPA requires you to internalize the principles and ideas in order to teach them to your children and she does a good job of helping you do that. If you have a hard time with math yourself or if you struggle to get your children when math lessons come around, this book will bring the subject alive for you. As she states in the chapter “Adopting a New Heart Toward Math, “…I would encourage you to do more than just add Bible verses to your curriculum. Let God change your heart toward math….As you begin to see and use math Biblically yourself, you will be able to teach math Biblically to your children so that they too, can behold God in math.”
This book walks you through how to both select and modify a curriculum for your child. Includes reviews of a few common curriculums, and guidelines for finding a good math curriculum
For more info on this book visit Christian Perspective. They offer many mathematical resources.
~ Originally posted April 2009, written by Anna-Marie
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