Family Symbolic Math Three

Learn the Characteristic of
Christ through symbols

Mondays

January 14 – April 22, 2019

(excluding Feb. 18th)

I will be teaching a symbolic math class for families
(mostly preteen to adult, but the toddlers could enjoy drawing).

 

Family Math!

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.

 

Family Math Three

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. 🙂

Commitment

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.

 

The purpose of the class

  • Gain a stronger relationship and understanding of Jesus Christ
  • Turning on the enthusiasm for math
  • Showing personal application for math
  • You CAN do math, because is not just about worksheets (computations)
  • How to find principles
  • Find solutions for modern concerns
  • Create your own problems and finding solutions and vice versa.
  • Seeing and feeling how God used Math everywhere!
  • AND learning all about the geometry of the triangle. 🙂

My Goals

  1. To show how amazing math can be
  2. To prove that you can learn math as a family (multiple ages)
  3. Effectively teach small groups
  4. Have a group that will continue to move through all the shapes with me

 

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!

Susan Wallis

What Can You Expect

  • The class is filled with activities and stories and learning all done in class – no homework.
  • For the whole family. It will take place online once a week.
  • The cost is $75 per family for all 14 weeks of classes.
  • We will meet in the mornings every Monday, starting January 14 at 9:30 am to 10:45 am (possibly longer, depending on the content and questions)
  • This class will go from January 14 through April 22 (no class on February 18)

Prerequisites

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

  1. Math ONE all about the point, circle and God the Father
  2. Math TWO all about the line, Vesica Pisces and Heavenly Mother

 

What you’ll learn

  • The instruments of Math and their symbolism
  • How to draw a perfect, equilateral Triangle
  • The history of triangles
  • How to calculation with three
  • How to calculate the area of a triangle
  • How to measure the perimeter of a triangle
  • How to find triangles and threes in literature and language
  • Some of the ancient triangle symbols
  • Three levels of math

Plus You’ll Learn…

  • Discover twelve Missions of Jesus Christ
  • Learn that you help others when you develop talents
  • Gain a stronger connection with Jesus Christ
  • Understand the Atonement better
  • Have more confidence in math

What you’ll create

  • Your first Geometry notebook complete with vocabulary list
  • A perfect triangle
  • A fractal with triangles
  • A geometric plant
  • A sequence
  • A piece of art with triangles
  • Several drawing with triangles

Class Outline

is as follows (it may change as the class progresses):

 

  • Introduction to math instruments and symbolic art
  • Review of the point, circle, line and vesica piscis
  • Introducing the triangle; the story of Pythagoras visiting Atlantis
  • What is a triangle? The History of the Triangle.
  • Characteristics of a triangle and how to draw it
  • Law of the Triangle: direction,
  • Law of the Triangle: encompassing,
  • Law of the Triangle: witnesses
  • Three-part Unity; where do you find it?
  • Three point inventions
  • Fractals with Triangles
  • The Impossible Triangle
  • 120 degrees
  • Geometric Flower and Dimensions
  • Principles of Strength and Structure
  • Tetractys; the story of Pythagoras in Greece
  • Music: minor and major chords; tone, fourths, fifths
  • The US Seal and the Star of David
  • Introducing the Number THREE (language, literature, math, chemistry)
  • THREE in the Human Body
  • Principles of Wholeness and Balance
  • Catalysts (binding elements)
  • THREE in the Scriptures and Creation
  • THREE in the ancient Biblical Tabernacle
  • The Power of Sequencing
  • The Godhead and Presidencies
  • Marriage and Family
  • Christ and His Atonement
  • THIRD Article of Faith
  • Gimel, the Hebrew number THREE
  • The Scorpion, the THIRD Constellation
  • The Tetrahedron
  • Law of the three basic shapes: Circle, Triangle and Square

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!!!

- Jennifer Hahn

Supplies You’ll Need

  • Paper
    • Scrap paper to practice on
    • A notebook for notes and vocabulary (composition book) OR plain paper to add to a
    • Ring binder
  • Math compass
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Printer to print off the activities
  • Other household items:
  • Each lesson may have extra things and you’ll get a supply list before class.