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Katherine Loop

After having her own view of math transformed, Katherine has been researching, writing, and speaking on a biblical worldview of math for more than a decade. Her books on math and a biblical worldview have been used by individuals, homeschool groups, and Christian schools and colleges, and she recently finished a junior high math curriculum. Receive a free video on transforming math at www.christianperspective.net/math/transforming-math

Grand Canyon

Math, Assumptions, Dating Methods, and the Grand Canyon – Katherine Loop

On a recent trip to the Grand Canyon, I was reminded of how misunderstood dating methods have become. We hear dates quoted as fact so often that they’re held up as mathematical fact. Few understand that the answer to a…

November 7, 2016

Fractal Branching

Fractal Geometry and Trees – Katherine Loop

Photo credit: Ignacio Sanz via Visual hunt / CC BY-SA Look closely at the picture of a tree’s branches. Notice how a pattern continues to repeat itself. The large branches break off into smaller ones that divide into smaller ones…

September 29, 2016

eagle

Math, Surface Area, and Birds – Katherine Loop

Have you ever stopped and watched an eagle soar overhead? Or how about a tiny hummingbird, whose wings are beating so fast it’s almost dizzying? Each of these birds is designed so perfectly for what it does—and math can give…

September 7, 2016

Math, Lightning, and Thunder – Katherine Loop

Summer thunderstorms can be intense. The rain, coupled with lightning and thunder, is an awesome reminder of God’s might and power. The Bible reminds us that it’s God who makes the lightning and brings forth the wind. “When he utters…

July 25, 2016

heart

The Heart, Math, and Science – Katherine Loop

An adult’s heart beats an average of 60 to 100 times per minute when at rest [National Institute of Health, quoted by the American Heart Association]. Let’s take the low end of that and use 60 beats per minute. That…

June 27, 2016

Color, Light, and Math

Color, Light, and Math – Katherine Loop

As I walked through a garden the other day, I was awestruck by the myriad of colors all around me. The light filtering through the translucent leafs and petals caused each leaf and petal to appear to be hundreds, if…

May 15, 2016

Square Root Day

April 4th Is Square Root Day – Katherine Loop

Square root day—04/04/16—is coming up! Here are two ideas to help you use the day to reinforce a biblical worldview of math and praise the Creator of all together. Discuss the Purpose of Square Roots Square roots help us describe…

March 29, 2016

Pi

Pi – A Reminder of Our Limited Understanding

It’s 3/14, or Pi Day. Pi (typically shown with this symbol: π) is a name for the ratio between the diameter and circumference of a circle. This ratio has fascinated people throughout history, however, as, while it begins 3.14, the…

March 14, 2016

Snow

Math, Snow, and the Creator’s Handiwork

Snow. We brush it off our cars, shovel it from the driveway, and perhaps roll it into a snowball. Yet let’s pause for a minute and use math to take look deeper at this amazing white substance. That blanket of…

February 27, 2016

Math, Sickness, and the Fall – Katherine Loop

As we use math to explore God’s creation, we not only find evidence of His wisdom and care everywhere (see one of my previous posts about the design God has placed in sunflowers), but we also find evidence of the…

January 5, 2016