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14 Essential Elements of Classical Christian Mathematics Instruction

Contextualize through storytelling; love your subject out loud; color your classroom with traditionas and routines; engage all of the senses as often as possible; contemplate truth, goodness, and beauty; present archetypes worthy of imitation; teach Socratically through problem solving; move from the concrete to the pictorial to the abstract; derive and demystify formulas; canonize arguments and experiments; translate theories into applications; understand the limits of science and the cycle of the scientific enterprise; engage great works and primary sources and motivate service through doctrine and doxology. Descriptions of these fourteen essential elements of classical Christian mathematics instruction will be presented accompanied by specific examples and corresponding book recommendations.