Principles of Mathematics
Katherine Loop has done the remarkable! She has written a solid math course with a truly Biblical worldview. This course goes way beyond the same old Christian math course that teaches math with a few Scriptures sprinkled in and maybe some church-based word problems. This course truly transforms the way we see math. Discover how math applies to science, art, music, daily life, and more Apply what you’re learning outside a textbook, and see God’s handiwork in math Focus is on multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, ratios, percentages, shapes, basic geometry, and more! Math is a real-life tool that points us to God and helps us explore His creation, yet it often comes across as dry facts and meaningless rules. Here at last is a curriculum that has a biblical worldview integrated throughout the text and problems, not just added as an afterthought. Students don’t just learn how to manipulate numbers on paper, but starting with arithmetic and laying the groundwork for geometry and algebra (covered in year 2), this curriculum both firms up the foundational concepts and prepares students for upper-level math in a logical, step-by-step way that helps students understand concepts, build problem-solving skills, and see how different aspects of math connect.
As if all of this wasn’t enough, Katherine weaves into the lessons the human history of math and shows the Sovereignty of God even when the most brilliant of minds and civilizations failed to see it. Students will be intrigued by how math has profoundly affected history.
Have you ever had a student ask why they have to study math, as if they can’t see how they will ever use it in real life? After taking this course, students will wonder no more! They will understand how math applies to them and why they must study this important subject. They will see how it applies in every day life such as balancing a checkbook, history, science, art, and music. They will see the Hand of God in math and how that relates to their own life. If you are looking for a “living math” course, this is it!
A description of this math course would not be complete without mentioning the author’s conversational style when teaching math concepts. She presents math in a way that lends understanding to the “why’s” in addition to the “how’s” in a way that opens up the concept and completes the process of true understanding. This course leaves many of us wondering, “Where was this course when I was learning math?”
The Student Workbook is set up in the same style our customers have come to love and depend on. We have included Daily Schedules to complete the course in either one full year or in one semester. The student worksheets, quizzes & tests, and answer keys are all included in the 3-hole punched, perforate format that keeps everything organized and flexible.