The Enchanted Cosmos: Mathematics Among the Liberal Arts


by
Ravi Jain November 9, 2018


Presented at:
2018 SCL Annual Conference

ABSTRACT:

This session will introduce a curriculum and pedagogy for mathematics grounded in the Classical Christian tradition. It will give special attention to 7th through 12th Grades (or pre-algebra through calculus), though many topics will be of interest to K-6 teachers. This classical approach, which is under active development for release through Classical Academic Press, will demonstrate the possibilities opened by thorough attention to the traditional categories of the quadrivium, including 1) a pedagogy of puzzle, proof and play 2) a curriculum of wonders and 3) mathematics for the sake of wisdom and worship. Everybody will leave with a preliminary packet of new pedagogical models, a sheet of great math quotes and an overview of the Classical math curriculum envisioned. Join us to consider how we can recover for students the wonder of an enchanted cosmos that God has spoken – or perhaps sung – into being.


TAGS:

Classical Education Curriculum Liberal Arts Mathematics Pedagogy


Resources:

Ravi Jain
Ravi Jain graduated from Davidson College with a BA and interests in physics, ancient Greek, and international political economy. He worked at various churches, received an M.A. from Reformed Theological Seminary, and later earned a Graduate Certificate in Mathematics from the University of Central Florida. He began teaching Calculus and Physics at the Geneva School in 2003. During his tenure there he has coauthored β€œThe Liberal Arts Tradition: A Philosophy of Christian Classical Education,” and has given over 50 talks and workshops throughout the country on topics related to Christian classical education.

Other Contributions by Ravi Jain

What Hath Biology To Do With Physics

Article - SCL Conference 2014

Introduction to The Quadrivium

Article - SCL Conference 2013

Metaphysics Matters

Article - SCL Conference 2012


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