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Math, Snow, and the Creator’s Handiwork

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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 snow on the driveway is made up of thousands of tiny hexagons, each one unique. We can look at the angles in the water molecules that make up snowflakes. We can explore the symmetry and patterns of snowflakes. There’s order, beauty, and uniqueness in each tiny snowflake that we brush carelessly off our cars…and it’s math that helps us describe and explore that order God has hidden in each tiny snowflake.

But wait—there’s more. God created and sustains such an orderly universe that water freezes at a consistent temperature (which we can describe mathematically). We also use math to calculate the probability of it snowing.

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Next time you see a snowflake or hear that it’s going to snow, remember to pause and praise the Creator for His incredible handiwork. And remember, math isn’t an isolated textbook exercise—it is a way of exploring and describing God’s creation.

Learn more about the wonders of God’s design in Math with Katherine’s Materials below:

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Get your copy of Revealing Arithmetic in the Creation Superstore!

For years, Christian math books have looked basically like secular textbooks, with the addition of a Bible verse here or there. Here, at last, is a book to help you transform your math class and show your child God’s handiwork in math!

Learn math that makes sense with the Principles of Mathematics Year 1 Set!

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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!

See more of her books and curriculum in the Creation Superstore HERE!

Written by Kate [Loop] Hannon

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, as well as a junior high math curriculum. Her husband and her are currently coauthoring an Algebra 2 program set to be released in Spring 2019. Receive a free video on transforming math at www.christianperspective.net/math/transforming-math

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