Now that one child is doing trigonometry, one calculus, and one algebra, I am fortunately reaching the end of needing to know the answers in math. The beauty of having self-learners is that the older ones only come to me as a last resort. I've taught them every strategy I know for working out a problem that I can't get my mind wrapped around. They know where to find help on the Internet, when to talk to their dad, or when to call in a family friend for the truly mind-numbing problems. Fortunately, they haven't brought me anything for quite a while.
My youngest, however, is a different story. He's still learning those strategies and the fact that using them is often quicker and more satisfying than looking to me for the answers. He'll learn.
Math Problem (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Thank you, Lord, for reminding me that You created all of mathematics. While these problems may be a mystery to me, I give thanks that You created such order and beauty. How did You do this? Forgive me for being surprised by the depth and intricacy of Your hands when I sing about You being the God above all gods. You are amazing and so is math. Amen.