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Math Parables 2: Welcome to the World of Hyper-Sur-Reality

In my last article, “Can Mathematics be Parables?” I considered the fantastical realm of “imaginary” numbers. Now, wander with me across a terrain of numbers even more dazzlingly head-spinning . . . and even more hazardous, perhaps, to encounter. I’m sure you’ll remember that there is a whole category of numbers that is (gasp) “irrational”? …

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How the Nature of Story Taught Me To Love Math (with a Little Help from Euclid)

I have been told that fear of math is irrational. Perhaps this is so, but it seems very rational to acknowledge one’s algebraic limitations or to express a tested dislike of geometry. I have also been told that math is good for me. To this I reply that Brussels Sprouts are good for me as …

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Leave No Student Behind – Especially the Lost One

I used to think that classical Christian education was all about rigor and challenge–a time-tested method by which to best develop intelligent, logical minds. The Christian piece came in either when I gave an especially difficult test and students needed an “I can do all things through Christ” kind of prayer or when I needed …

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