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resources for Christian education in the field of mathematics

NAD Standards for High School Math Courses Grade 9Grade 12Download the performance standards for mathematics courses in North American Adventist high schools: PreAlgebra 
Teacher Bulletin KindergartenGrade 12Prepared by the NAD Atlantic Union annually, Teacher Bulletin provides busy teachers with creative units for multigrade/multiage elementary classes. 
Transformational Teaching  Adventist Worldview Curriculum Frameworks KindergartenGrade 12Explore "the foundational worldview from which an Adventist teacher delivers the Australian National Curriculum." These curriculum frameworks focus on the "principles, values and threads that undergird and guide what we consider to be real,... 
A Mathematics Challenge for Tomorrow KindergartenGrade 12Students in Seventhday Adventist schools score close to the national norm in math on standardized tests. Some suggestions for improvement are given in the article, including having studentcentered and studentdirected classrooms and showing students math... 
A NoPaper Day KindergartenGrade 12A multigrade teacher shares how to implement a nopaper day each week. This is a day where students learn but the teacher doesn't have to take home papers to grade for the day. The author shares ideas for how to teach math, reading, Bible, language, spelling,... 
An Annotated List of Web Resources for Math Educators KindergartenLifelongA comprehensive list of useful web resources for teachers in K16 settings. Titles include: Math Forum; MATHCOUNTS; A+ Math; Math Goodies; Exactly How is Math Used in Technology?; Students Math Notes; Texas Instruments Educational Resources; The Grey Labyrinth;... 
Are Your Students Scared to Death of Mathematics? KindergartenGrade 12This article from the JAE special math issue deals with how to help students overcome their fear of math, in particular problem solving. Suggestions for how to teach problem solving include teachers preparing themselves to teach, helping students develop a... 
Artificial Intelligence from the Foundations of Mathematics To Intelligent Computers TertiaryLifelongThis paper examines "the ramifications of artificial intelligence (AI) from a Christian perspective. 
Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences TertiaryLifelongA network of Christian mathematicians dedicated to integrating mathematics with faith and to promoting quality teaching. Website includes information about conferences, membership and the free online journal. 
AU Mathematics: Differential Equations TertiaryLifelongYun Myung Oh's course outlines for Andrews University mathematics courses: Differential Equations. 
Because We Can  Square Root Calculation Method Grade 7Grade 12Spenst notes that even when you are completely prepared for a class there will always be someone finished early so it is best to have miscellaneous activities for those students. One suggested activity is having students find the square root of a number without... 
Best Practices  Understanding Challenges in Learning Math KindergartenGrade 12Many students experience math anxiety. Educators can unintentionally contribute to this with their own negative attitudes towards mathematics. This presentation from a 2018 NAD convention breakout session focuses on the "prevalence, causes, and best practices... 
Calculator Quirks for the TI83+ Grade 5LifelongDel Spenst, a teacher at Parkview Academy in Canada, compiled a list of useful shortcuts for the TI83+ graphing calculator. 
Chaos  A New Mathematical Paradigm TertiaryLifelongHowe briefly explains what chaos is and outlines "how this theory can inform and modify our mathematical worldview."It is also the hope of the author that the reader will be able to apply the theory to their respective discipline. This paper... 
Contemporary Ideas for Teaching SecondaryLevel Mathematics Grade 9Grade 12Robert Moore and Ted Hodgson present practical ideas for teaching secondary math classes. These include using mathematical software; letting students teach concepts; emphasizing the connectedness of mathematics; addressing the cognitive and affective components... 
Doing Twice as Much Maths in Half the Time  Implementing Scrum Methodology in a Year 7 Mathematics Classroom Grade 5Grade 12Originally used by software companies, the Scrum project management model is a way of thinking designed to increase team and individual productivity. Kingston describes his method and results after adapting the model for his middle school math class. 
Encouraging Productive Struggle in Mathematics KindergartenGrade 12From a 2018 NAD convention breakout session, this presentation will help you "create a culture where students WANT to solve problems and are WILLING to persevere when math gets challenging." 
FORTE  For Talents in Education Differentiated Activities for K12 KindergartenGrade 12FORTE's differentiated activities and learning experiences, currently available for social studies and math with language arts to come, are designed with a variety of learning styles, multiple intelligences, and creative gifts in mind. The free activities... 
Fundamentals of Math  Unit Plan Grade 7Grade 12"This unit attempts to explain the fundamental principles that govern higher math courses such as Advanced Algebra, Geometry, PreCalculus, Probability & Statistics, and Calculus. Not every principle is covered, but the majority of them are. With... 
Geogebra  Powertool for Your Math Classroom Grade 7Grade 12This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation explores the use of Geogebra, a free internet tool, in the math classroom. Examples from algebra through calculus will be shown, as well as an introduction to the web site with many lesson ideas that have been... 
Getting on Board with the STEM Revolution  Two Christian Schools’ Experiences KindergartenGrade 12"This paper reports on an initial investigation into teachers’ perceptions of the process of introducing the integrated teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) using a cooperative and problem solving approach." 
God in Nature  Revelation of the Divine Mathematician TertiaryLifelongThompson "presents a mathematical model of creation, deterioration and restoration as a starting point for the (mathematics) teacher... mathematical applications have been used to help illustrate the processes by which God makes Himself known to usHis... 
How to Make Learning Mathematics Fun for Students KindergartenGrade 12The presenter's notes from this 2018 NAD convention session will teach you "new ways to connect students to math's relevancy related to typical life's challenges, by drawing on examples from finance, engineering and science....Students experience success... 
I Wish My Freshman Students Knew... Grade 5TertiaryA college freshman math teacher shares mathematical skills, attitudes, and understandings essential to college education. 
Improving Students' Mathematical Thinking Grade 1Tertiary"Mathematical thinking is understood and appreciated in academic circles. Such thinking differs from thinking in other subjects in its vocabulary, symbols, and grammar. It requires working with multiple solutions and problem generation by thinking across... 
Infinity Math Poster Grade 6TertiaryIllustrate the concept infinity with this 720x540 px poster in your mathematics classroom. 
Integrating Christian Values and Learning in the Teaching of Mathematics TertiaryLifelongThe author "focuses on how values integration can be done in a mathematics classroom. Specifically, it aims to answer the following questions: 1. What are the moral, social, and spiritual values that can be integrated in mathematics teaching from... 
Integrating Faith and Learning in the Math and Science Classroom KindergartenGrade 12With the presentation from this 2018 NAD convention breakout session, "learn strategies and activities for integrating faith and teaching/learning in the mathematics and science classroom. These ideas entail more than reading a Bible verse or praying... 
Integration of Faith in Mathematics Grade 1Grade 12This document provides a template of North American Division Mathematics standards, related Bible texts, and applications for spiritual emphasis. A philosophical basis, personal strategies, and thematic strategies are also included. 
Integrity Math Poster Grade 6TertiaryIllustrate the concept of integrity with this 720x540 px poster in your mathematics classroom. 
International Students in Independent Schools  The Divide Between Attitude to Mathematics Class and Perception of Classroom Environment Grade 9Grade 12"The experience of students with a nonEnglish speaking background (NESB) studying in Australian independent school classrooms is an ongoing concern for administrators of these schools. This paper reports on research by Kilgour and Rickards (2009) into... 
JAE Editorial: The Blessings of Math KindergartenGrade 12In this editorial Beverly RobinsonRumble explores the rationale that mathematics, taught from a Christian perspective, can not only prepare students to enter the highly technological world of the 21st Century, but also help them understand the fundamental... 
JAE Editorial: In Praise of Impracticality KindergartenLifelongIn this editorial from the JAE special science issue, Dr. Edwin Karlow explains that the best education balances instruction in theory with practical applications in many disciplines, particularly in science. Practical also means growing fresh new ideas. Articles... 
JAE Editorial: Making Sense of Mathematics KindergartenGrade 12Has the traditional curricula of elementary mathematics classes shortchanged students? Beverly Rumble's editorial addresses this question and much more in this JAE issue dedicated to mathematics. Articles in this issue include: A... 
JAE Editorial: Mathematics Education KindergartenGrade 12In this special issue on math education, national concerns about education are confronted in the specific context of math education, the dwindling number of qualified teachers, and the adequate preparation of students in SDA schools. Articles in... 
JAE Editorial: The Adventure of Mathematics KindergartenGrade 12Guest editor Wil Clarke introduces the issue featuring articles to inspire and encourage Christian teachers as they lead students into the adventure of mathematics. Articles included: Making a Difference... 
JAE: Of Interest to Teachers  April, May 1989 KindergartenLifelongIn this issue: Christian Writers Workshop; Gifted Writers Program for Students; Free Science and Math Catalog; Student Skills in Economics Poor, Report Shows; Review of Gentry Book Available. 
JAE: Of Interest to Teachers  December 1990 KindergartenLifelongThis Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: Average Teacher Work Week; What Teachers Do All Week; Teachers Rate Problems in SDA Schools; Violence in Schools; Teachers... 
JAE: Of Interest to Teachers Oct 1992 KindergartenLifelongThis Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: Fouryear Science Curriculum Proposed to 'Empower' High School Students; Preparation of U.S. Science and Math Teachers; U.S.... 
Leonardo da Vinci in the Classroom  Using Renaissance Thinking to Inspire STEM Education KindergartenGrade 12Participants at this 2018 NAD convention breakout session learned "ways to bring history, science, technology, engineering, math and art to the K12 classroom." See the presentation for an overview. 
Lively Math Teaching What is it? How is it Done? KindergartenGrade 12This article in the JAE special math issue introduces elements that teachers must have and what they must do to have successful and lively math classes. Teachers must compile concise yearly goals for their pupils; inspect the textbook and select supplementary... 
Maintain Interest by Making Mistakes KindergartenGrade 12At this 2018 NAD convention breakout session, a 36year veteran math teacher shared techniques and hints, including how he uses "personal mistakes to help keep students actively involved in class." Read the presentation for details. 
Making Education Work KindergartenGrade 12The combined efforts of school and home as well as reading, phonics, math, writing, science, and homework are important areas in which schools can make education work. A discussion of the U.S. Department of Education's "What Works: Research About Teaching... 
Math Anxiety: Helping Students Learn to Succeed Grade 7Grade 12Research reveals a relationship between math anxiety and underperforming in math. Sydney Samuel shares the reasons why high school and college age students have difficulty mastering concepts in mathematics. An overview of difficulties that take place at the... 
Mathematics  A catalyst for faith? Tertiary"A number of features of mathematics and its relation to the sciences speak in harmony with Scripture’s revelation of God. Can this serve as a catalyst for faith?" 
Mathematics  NAD Secondary Textbook List Grade 7Grade 12The current NAD secondary textbook list includes recommendations for prealgebra, algebra 1 & 2, geometry, precalculus and calculus. This list includes comments for all recommended textbooks. 
Mathematics Curriculum Framework SPD Grade 5Grade 12An essential curriculum development tool for Christian secondary schools, this downloadable framework outlines the Adventist philosophy, values and principles, and shows teachers how valuing, thinking and other learning skills can be taught from a Christian... 
Mathematics in the Light of Eternity  Toward an Adventist Understanding of Mathematics Grade 5TertiaryThis article discusses “the nature and value of doing and teaching mathematics from an Adventist perspective.” Bosman explores the connections between mathematics and reality, creation, eternity, and education. 
Mathematics Standards: Who Needs Them? KindergartenGrade 12The authors of this article argue in support of the new mathematical standards which allow teachers to create learning environments that promote active involvement in mathematics, and provide opportunities for students to speak and write about mathematics,... 
Measurement Math Poster Grade 6Grade 12Inspire students with this faithintegrating poster for your mathematics classroom. 
Motivating Math Students KindergartenGrade 8This article from the JAE special math issue suggests techniques and activities for motivating math students. Most of the activities apply to the upper grades. The activities and methods concentrate on decimals, fractions, percentages, and metrics. Resources... 
NAD Mathematics Curriculum Guide K12 KindergartenGrade 12This NAD curriculum guide outlines the Adventist philosophy and rationale in maths education K12, spiritual concepts, goals, and specific objectives for each subtopic for each grade level. NOTE: Rather than rely on older curriculum guides, NAD... 
Need this Stuff? Grade 7Grade 12"How will I ever use this math in real life?" Rather than continue attempting to defend math yourself, read this teacher's ingenuous way of turning the question back around to her students to answer for each other! 
Newton  Rationalizing Christianity, or Not? Grade 9LifelongMIT professor Picard shows how the Christian faith, which Isaac Newton professed, influenced his scientific thinking, and how his science affected his faith. Newton wrote as much or more on theology as on his scientific findings. This article provides excellent... 
Nurturing Faith in Math Class Grade 11Tertiary"When are we ever going to use this?" is a common question asked by math students, according to Robert Moore, and math teachers should provide a ready response, realizing that this query is not just a complaint, but a simple desire to understand... 
Peer Tutoring  Mentoring Students to Become Master Teachers KindergartenGrade 12Research and practice show that peer tutoring works. The multigrade classroom is an ideal fit for peertutoring programs. Structured lessons, flexibility of design, scaffolds such as prompt cards and role plays, students' use of mathematical language, and... 
Practical Applications of Technology Education KindergartenGrade 12In this 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation, see how Science, Technology Engineering, and Math (STEM) can be incorporated to stimulate student interest in related professions and occupations. 
Practical Math  What Do Debt, AIDS, and Quilts Have in Common Grade 5Grade 12The author provides practical life applications for math class at various levels, including “debt management, HIV/AIDS, interpreting statistics accurately, and understanding investing.” These and other mathrelated issues “are important for... 
Probability Maths Poster Grade 6TertiaryIllustrate the concept of Probability with this 720x540 poster in your mathematics classroom. 
Problems Arising From Streaming Mathematics Students in Australian Christian Secondary Schools Grade 8Grade 12This TEACH journal article focuses on selected sections of a wider research study that investigated the perceptions of students in upper, lower, and mixedability stream mathematics classes, regarding their classroom learning environment. The most significant... 
Response to Intervention for Math  Using Data to Design and Monitor Interventions KindergartenGrade 12Response to Intervention (RTI) is “a systematic process to analyze student outcome data in order to determine appropriate interventions” for students who are struggling with math. In an RTI classroom model, the teacher first examines classwide... 
Revitalizing the Mathematics Learning Environment KindergartenGrade 12In the math classroom, the teacher should focus on students understanding concepts rather than overemphasizing obtaining correct answers. Students should be encouraged to look at many ways of solving problems, not merely the 'right one' the teacher provides.... 
Scientific Constructivism  A Remedy for Miseducation in Mathematics Grade 1Tertiary"Mathematics education is in serious trouble. Some call this problem 'mathematical miseducation.' Unsatisfactory performance in mathematics by students at all levels of education—elementary to tertiary—as evidenced through national and international... 
Some Perspectives on Contemporary Mathematics Standards KindergartenGrade 12This article presents an overview of current mathematical standards, summarizes arguments for and against standards, and presents views on whether the current standards are compatible with Biblical principles within a Seventhday Adventist educational setting.... 
Strategies for Integrating Faith in Mathematics KindergartenGrade 12This article's philosophical basis is that mathematics is an integral part of God's creation and an understanding of its concepts will lead to discerning spiritual truths in mathematical principles, relationships, and processes. By doing this, teachers will... 
Teacher Training  Can it Improve Elementary Math TertiaryThis article from the JAE special math issue discusses how to train teachers for elementary math instruction, both preservice and inservice teachers. Components of a math methods course are demanding proficiency in the basic math skills; merging an understanding... 
Technology Ideas for Enhancing Math Curriculum KindergartenGrade 12Learn about software and management ideas for using technology in your math curriculum. Explore Internet resources to supplement your handson classroom activities. Gather ideas for the one or two computer classroom. Experience math & technology activities... 
Technology Use in the Applied Math Program KindergartenGrade 12The government of Alberta, Canada divided the math curriculum into two sections, pure math and applied math. This articles discusses how technology can be used effectively in applied math classes to make these courses enjoyable learning experiences in the... 
The Impact of Language on Mathematical Learning: Implications from Research KindergartenGrade 12Research has shown that language skills and mathematical achievement are closely related. This article includes many ideas for working with children who have specific learning problems, such as visual/spatial perception, processing, recall, auditory perception,... 
The Math Test KindergartenGrade 12How do you teach grace in math class? Steven Gabrys moving example of how a unit test was used to teach his grades 5 and 6 students the principle of grace as found in Ephesians 2:8,9. 
The relationship of selfconcept, sex, age, major, anxiety, mathematics background, and mathematics ability to the level of mathematics and statistical anxiety among college juniors TertiaryProblem: One's choice of career has significant effect upon one's future life in terms of earning potential and social interaction. Mathematics/statistical anxiety and the mathematics avoidance often accompanying such anxiety, can influence career choice,... 
The Teaching Implications of Gender Inequality KindergartenLifelongConsider research on gender differences in mathematical skills, and ways to teach that increase mathematical thinking and skills for both genders. 
Three Reasons Why Your Mathematics Students Should Do WebWork Grade 5TertiaryWould you like to assign more effective homework? This 2012 NAD Teacher's Convention presentation shows how WeBWorK delivers individualized assignments with instantaneous feedback. Spending too much time grading? WeBWorK scores assignments automatically. Are... 
Understanding How Nature Works  Last Piece of the Puzzle? Grade 11LifelongThe ubiquity of dynamic and complex systems and chaos has helped mathematicians recognize the limitations of the scientific process and the wider scope of mathematics. They also offer some new opportunities for the believer in a Creator God to enlarge his... 
Using Graphic Organizers to Activate Prior Learning in Mathematics Grade 1Grade 12In addition to useful information on how to use graphic organizers, find methods on connecting Bible verses to mathematics topics. The strategies can be used in other subjects as well. 
Using Numbers to Teach Critical Thinking KindergartenLifelongMath phobia is evident in the college statistics classes and can be traced to attitudes towards numbers developed in elementary or secondary school. While learning to appreciate how numbers (mathematics) functions in society, how they can be used as a tool... 
Writing in the Math Class KindergartenGrade 8There is an increased emphasis in writing across the curriculum. This article gives many practical suggestions for incorporating writing in the math class. These suggestions range from explaining processes to writing poems, letters, and story problems. 
WWU Mathematics: Intermediate Algebra TertiaryLifelongJonathan Duncan's course outlines for Walla Walla College mathematics courses: Intermediate Algebra with Geometry, Math for Elementary School Teachers I, Fundamentals of Mathematics I, Putnam Problem Solving, and more.