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Amy Leah Magaw is a computer science-teaching, mother of two college students by day. By weekends, she is an Independent Facilitator working in cooperation with Code.org, providing FREE professional development for teachers on infusing computing skills into the classroom. She is available to go to your school, church, or community center to train your teachers or staff on site. To contact Amy about FREE professional development, visit her blog at www.AmyLMagaw.com, or email her at amagaw.chs@gmail.com. In her "free time," Amy loves to write Christian Fiction. She has samples of her writing on her blog, as well as links for purchasing her books. Amy is also the First Lady of Temple Baptist Church in Sumter, SC. She is available for speaking at Ladies’ Conferences and meeting your freelance writing needs. To learn more about Amy’s writings, visit her blog at www.AmyLMagaw.com, or email her at AmyLMagaw@gmail.com.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth...and MATH!

Sorry that I missed last week.  My classes have been winding down, which means cram time!  Most of my classes are online and the Math class required that we create posts in a discussion forum.  Some of the topics were very interesting.  So, I would like to share some of my school posts with you.  This was our first post. 

The discussion topic was: "Why is math important?"

Here is my response:

God created the heaven and the earth...and MATH!

Seriously! Math has always existed in the mind of God-and yet in a paradox to our finite minds (The Trinity).
But, from Genesis Chapter One, we see MATH!
Verse One: God created the heaven and the earth - from nothing we now have 2 (addition).
Verse Three: God said, "Let there be light..." and now we have more addition!
Verse Four: "...and God divided the light from the darkness..." Here God divided and separated!
Verse Five: "...And the evening and the morning were the first day." God created a system of measurement! Days!
Verse Six: "And God said, Let there be a firmament (the sky) in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters." So when we look at a horizon, we are actually looking at division.
Verse Nine: God made dry land appear, and "...gathered together unto one place," He sorted!
In verses nine through fifteen He keeps adding things.
Here's something interesting: In verse 16: God shows discrimination (ok-no one call the ACLU) "...And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night:"
And of course, God keeps adding all of the wonderful things, some of which we see today, and some that are now extinct-and finally...
In verse twenty-two, we read the Romance Writer's favorite part:
"...And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply..."Kinda makes you think, doesn't it? There is math all around us-some mathematical truths we may not even be aware of!
We use it everyday from the time we wake up in the morning, until we drop dead at night.

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