1: Why should we study math?
Many people don't enjoy math. Some don't think math is useful to their lives. Is it important to study math? In this lesson we look at the study of math from a biblical and historical perspective and consider what are good reasons for studying math.
2: Mathematics from a modern and postmodern perspective
People often think that math is very logical, factual, and formal. These are characteristics of a modern perspective. Is math really like this, or can it be relative and subjective? In this lesson we consider mathematics from both a modern and a postmodern perspective; in the process, we learn about the cultures in which we live.
3: The Fibonacci numbers
You've probably heard of the Fibonacci numbers before: it is a sequence of numbers that continually comes up in nature. In this lesson we explore the Fibonacci numbers in conjunction with the golden ratio as they appear in God's creation.
4: Exponential functions
Exponential functions are useful for studying many different things, such as financial investments and population growth. In this lesson we explore exponential functions in the context of such common situations.
5: A lesson on hypercubes
Have you ever tried to think about multiple dimensions until your head hurt? One way to better understand multiple dimensions is by studying hypercubes.
The image to the left is an animation of a four-dimensional hypercube rotating through its fourth spatial dimension.
6: Mathematics and stewardship
One thing that mathematics gives us the power to do is take data and use it to make models and predictions. In this lesson we'll look at facts about how we treat the environment and what the impacts could be. At the same time we'll learn about different types of functions and how we can fit data to them.
7: Using math to understand the tsunami
Math is very useful when it comes to describing events. This is especially true in different disciplines of science. In this lesson we will use mathematics to better understand the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004.
8: The gender gap
The issue of gender equality is one that societies have had to struggle with for a long time. In this lesson we discuss issues about how women are treated by societies. One question that will be discussed is whether men and women are paid fairly.
9: Simpson's paradox
Simpson's paradox is a fascinating phenomena that shows up frequently in statistics involving multiple variables. In a case of Simpson's paradox, adding a variable to a statistical report can completely reverse the results of that report. In this lesson, by explaining when and where Simpson's paradoxes occur, students will gain a deeper and more realistic understanding of statistics and its reliability.
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