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What is Christian Math?. Christian math is one of two things: A preference for instructivist curriculum Similar to the Math Wars, but with a Christian bent. Including Christian morality in mathematics instruction Similar to the Evolution controversy. Instructivist curriculum.

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what is christian math
What is Christian Math?

Christian math is one of two things:

  • A preference for instructivist curriculum
    • Similar to the Math Wars, but with a Christian bent.
  • Including Christian morality in mathematics instruction
    • Similar to the Evolution controversy
instructivist curriculum
Instructivist curriculum
  • Direct instruction = Christian
  • Inquiry = un-Christian
  • Similar to the Math Wars
integration of christian values
Integration of Christian Values
  • Belief that all subjects “glorify God,” including mathematics
  • Math is the “language of Creation”
  • Somewhat similar to the evolution controversy
does this issue come up
Does this issue come up?
  • Instruction vs. inquiry has been an issue in some districts
  • Overlaying of religious values more common in home-schoolers
how should we handle this
How should we handle this?
  • Instruction vs. inquiry
    • Similar to a non-religious debate
    • Involve and educate the community
  • Including religious values
    • Open dialogue with the community about the role of schools, and the nature of mathematics in a government-funded school.