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Reconciling Math to Mankind

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Math—one of the most reviled “four-letter words” ever invented. In fact, I am surprised it made it through the editors into this article. However, this common revulsion need not be a common occurrence. Mathematics should be neither reprehensible nor detestable to any...
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Math as a Conversation

What is the most valuable weapon a teacher or tutor wields? What can make a banal lecture bounce to life? What is the one thing guaranteed to wake the sleepy student? Questions! Throughout the history of classical education, teachers have used the simple question to...
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Why Math Is Important: The Student View

Why Math Is Important: The Student View by Ada Bianco Introduction by Matt Bianco: A couple of weeks ago, I asked my son to write an extra essay for a project we were working on for the Classical Conversations practicum. I allowed him to work on that essay instead of...
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It's All about Value!

Revisiting Some Archived Articles that Have Not Been Lost, but May Have Been Forgotten and Are Worth a Fresh Read Did you know that math is about more than numerical values arranged in symbolic sentences? It has great value in itself for practical application, of...
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Finding Freedom in the Grammar Stage

Once upon a time, I attempted to find a craft, worksheet, and online activity or video to flesh out almost every subject of every week of Foundations memory work. When we entered a year of overwhelming challenges and setbacks, I desperately struggled to keep a firm...
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