“God uses mathematics in everything He makes. He makes things in multiples of sevens, elevens, and forties. Everything that God does, He does according to mathematics: the writing of His Bible, the making of Arcturus and establishing the circuit of the earth. He imparts some of that wonderful knowledge to us that we may know something about His grace and love for us in this respect.” Asa Sparks
Students understand that God created the world to be logical, ordered and measured with precision. They develop proficiency in mathematical understanding, fluency, problem solving and reasoning. Students use efficient mental and written strategies, and estimation and rounding for all four operations. They identify and describe factors and multiples, build on their understanding of decimal and fractions. Students choose appropriate units of measurement for length, area, volume, capacity and mass to perform calculations. They estimate, measure and construct angles, convert between 12 and 24 hour time, and create plans for simple budgets. They describe transformation of two-dimensional shapes and identify line and rotational symmetry. Students conduct experiments in chance and probability. They describe and interpret different data sets within context. This subject aims to develop students’ problem-solving in formulating and solving authentic problems using whole numbers and measurements and creating financial plans as well as to develop their reasoning in investigating strategies to perform calculations efficiently, continuing patterns involving fractions and decimals, interpreting results of chance experiments, posing appropriate questions for data investigations and interpreting data sets.
“Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” Luke 12:7