Revealing God’s Design in Arithmetic
Do you want to present arithmetic from a biblical perspective, but need ideas and a framework from which to start? Are you looking for fresh inspiration for your math class?
Building on the principles presented in Beyond Numbers, this manual will help you modify and “fill in the gaps” in your curriculum.
In Revealing Arithmetic, you’ll get ideas and inspiration to help you reinforce a biblical worldview and worship the Lord in arithmetic, teach your children to really understand concepts and think mathematically as opposed to merely memorizing mechanics, and transform everyday activities and objects into math lessons, teaching your child to use math as a real-life tool. You’ll also make and use an abacus in your teaching, as well as explore other historical methods and symbols that help children really view arithmetic as a tool and better understand our modern method.
• Usable with a variety of grades and learning styles – Concepts covered range from counting to exponents, making it appropriate for supplementing a pre-K through about grade 6 curriculum. Since math builds on itself, students in even older grades can also use the book as a review to help them get a firm foundation for upper-level concepts. Because of the format and structure, you can easily take or modify the information for your particular child’s ability and interests.
• Includes examples of modifying a typical curriculum presentation – Each chapter (with the exception of counting) walks through modifying a typical curriculum presentation, illustrating ways you could modify your textbook to convey the principles and goals discussed.
• Easy to use, with concepts nicely broken out by chapters and listed in an Index.
About the Author:
For more than a decade, Katherine has been researching, writing, and speaking on math, along with other topics. Her books on math and a biblical worldview have been used by various Christian colleges, homeschool groups, and individuals.
A Note on Revealing Arithmetic:
This afternoon an unusual event occurred in our home. As I sat on the couch reading through the chapter on counting in Revealing Arithmetic with my 2nd born child, I began to cry. Now, it is not wholly strange for me to mix crying with math. But I have never cried in thankfulness to God over it. Patience and I continued to talk through the chapter about His great provisions (including math). It was to me the most blessed math lesson ever.
– Cassandra H., homeschool mom