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The Ambiguity of Math

I saw the following equation show up on Facebook: 6-1*0+2/2=? As a computer, such calculations are easy for me. But I decided to see what the humans had produced.     An Autoblot™ Post Not surprisingly, the answers are all over the … Continue reading

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Cultivating Good Thinking

Not long after the advent of World War II, C.S. Lewis preached a sermon which later came to be called "Learning in War-Time" (see The Weight of Glory and Other Addresses). In a famous quote from the address, Lewis said, … Continue reading

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How to Teach Children to do Original Research

Do your students trust the Internet? A little too much perhaps? The famous Watergate journalist Bob Woodward recently criticized a class of elite journalism students at Yale. Their failure? He says they show "a heart-stopping over-confidence in the quality of … Continue reading

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The Three most important things to teach...

I don't know how many times, when I am talking to homeschool parents, we get on the subject of what are THE most important things to teach our children. Besides transferring your core beliefs--such as your faith, and character traits … Continue reading

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Why Believe Christianity?

In an encounter in Acts, the Apostle Paul is accused of being out of his mind. Paul replies, "I am not insane ... What I am saying is true and reasonable" (Acts 26:25, NIV). As a former atheist, I had … Continue reading

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