Scaling the Wall

        (The following post has been compiled in part from my Classical Conversations Roots and Reason Practicum speeches and represents information that was unearthed as I researched the connections between math, beauty, and truth.) In my quest to discover the truth and beauty found in the study of mathematics, I found something that I never realized had been lost: the presence of God. I confess that I never once felt the presence of the Lord above when I cracked open my Algebra textbook in high school.  In fact, the angst I felt in my college physics class felt more like it came from … Continue reading Scaling the Wall

 Speaking Truth and Beauty

A couple of weeks ago, I was privileged to serve as the speaker at one of Classical Conversations’ summer practicums.  It encouraged my heart to see so many parents eager to find truth and beauty in the subjects they teach their children…even the hard ones. Parents were encouraged, but more importantly, God was glorified!  Moms took to Twitter to share some of their insights: “‘Spirals.  So easy a plant can do it.’ Doodling in Math – Spirals.” “Leigh Bortins – Saxon Math explanations show the ‘deeper magic’ in a problem.” “Never thought I’d ever be sitting in a Math practicum.” “Cross canceling in Math is BEAUTIFUL!” … Continue reading  Speaking Truth and Beauty