Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Christian Mathematics Teachers group

There is a new Google group for Christian mathematics teachers. I think it will be of interest to those who teach mathematical sciences, home school parents, public school teachers who are Christian, Christian school teachers - elementary, middle school, high school, college and beyond.
You can subscribe to the group by emailing christian-mathematics-teachers+subscribe@googlegroups.com. You can also join by going to https://groups.google.com/d/forum/christian-mathematics-teachers

One of the first posts/discussion was about resources for thinking Biblically about mathematics and the teaching of mathematics. The post included the following information:
 
At the bottom of my Bible site are some resources for mathematics teachers. These "Topical Mathematical Memory Verses" are a great way to begin class or to use as a personal devotional to remember why you study or teach mathematics.

Colossians1:28 Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. 29 For this I toil, struggling with all His energy that he powerfully works within me.
Whether we teach the redeemed or the unregenerate (those who are not Christians), may we strive with His energy to teach everyone with all wisdom (as Paul said in Col 1:29).

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Two more book recommendations:
On the way home from the Teachers Teaching with Technology International Conference I was reading a "Redeeming Science" by Vern Poythress chapter 22 "A Christian Approach to Mathematics"
(As I was looking up the link again to post here, I came across some reviews. I appreciated the warning about his view on Creation. I guess I hadn't got to those pages.)
I recently posted on my blog http://bird-godlydominion.blogspot.com/ about mathematical modeling. At the end of this post I link to a video by John Byl. Dr. Byl also wrote a great book related to mathematics and the Biblical Christian worldview.
Okay, I just came across this blog as I was looking for a link to the Christian Mathematics Teachers Google Group so we can share the link to join. Cheryl shares three books and gives a brief review. As anyone read any of these.


For more on the Biblical Christian perspective and how it relates to mathematics, mathematical sciences, and education, there is a group called the Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences exists. I have enjoyed their conference that meets once every two years. http://www.acmsonline.org/index.html
Most of their members are college professors. Although this group will likely have teachers who are not at the university-level, college professors and those who are more loosely connected with education (homeschoolers, publishers) are welcome here.

I've had opportunity to present at some of the ACSI conferences. The papers and PowerPoints are available here:

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