I will be teaching a symbolic math class for families
(mostly preteen to adult, but the toddlers could enjoy drawing).
What a concept! Those who have been in our past two classes have enjoyed them. Because this is not like any other math class out there. This is Math in Action and Creation. It is falling in love with Christ again while learning math (geometry) skills.
This class will focus on the triangle and the number three. You will explore the reason for triangle and how to measure and calculate. You will observe these symbols within the scriptures, literature and history. We will preform experiments, make art, and build fractals. You will come away from this class with a great appreciation of triangles and their importance in our world. The symbol of the triangle represents the first born son, Jesus Christ and his Atonement. We will explore the 12 tasks he preformed, is currently and will preform for us. Not only will you have the knowledge of using triangles in calculating height and triangulating but you will know the missions of Christ at a deeper level too. You will never look at shapes the same way again. 🙂
I’m looking for families that can attend at least 60% of the time (including at least one parent), participate in activities and give feed back after each class on the classes and the overall course.
My children (ages 6-16) and I took the Symbolic Math Class on circles. We had no idea there was so much symbology and beauty in a circle. We learned through pictures, videos, works of art, stories, quotes, scriptures and experiments. My oldest son asked me a few days ago when we were going to do the next class because he missed it. I can’t believe how much I thought about circles through this class and how symbolic they are. The class was so enlightening. I think differently now. I am so grateful to Tresta for loving this subject and sharing her love of it with us. If you’re thinking about taking a class, do it! You won’t be disappointed!
These classes are going in order but are not necessarily needed before attending this class. The first class will be a review of the geometry needed to understand the next shape: the triangle
Plus You’ll Learn…
is as follows (it may change as the class progresses):
My 10 and 13 yr old boys describe Thom and Tresta’s Symbolic Math classes as “awesome” and “very interesting!” They love their classes as they are engaging and taught within the context of the gospel as Tresta brings in concepts of the plan of salvation to tie it all to the gospel and truth. They teach with love and encourage curiosity and questions. They are organized and prepared and engaging and bring the most exciting and interesting parts out of the text. Tresta takes an extreme amount of time to make her power points awesome and they have the coolest videos…my kids beg to go back and watch the replays of their classes and they are thrilled to read the material because Tresta lights the fire of curiosity in them. Tresta and Thom have saved me in the science and math areas of our homeschool shedding huge amounts of light onto these subjects in ways that are unique and beautiful! How grateful I am for their amazing mentorship in our homeschool!!!