The first week of school is in the books. Thus begins the season of the year in which I am continually challenged to consider how my faith applies to my teaching, yet I am also continually too busy to process those considerations in a formal way here on this site. Oh well. I will be trying my best to post on a regular basis. In the meantime, if you have thoughts of your own you would like to share please check out the contributing authors section.

I thought I would use this post to share some ways in which I try to get students thinking about the deep meanings of mathematics and to possibly consider the broader philosophical/spiritual pursuits that underlay the subject. Teaching in a public school setting I am somewhat limited in my ability to openly preach my spiritual convictions and the way they illuminate my understanding of mathematics. However, I have tried to be creative in my assignments and room decor, just to get people thinking…