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The four corners of the pyramid represent:
We are connecting math and science to the world around them and helping them to see the relevance so they have a reason to study it.
Developing the habit to log one’s study is emphasized as they learn to emulate Nathaniel Bowditch and his amazing self-education depicted in Carry on, Mr. Bowditch.
An alternative to the scientific method, called Making Connections, is also taught while they learn how great scientists of all times learned to wonder, see patterns, and ask the right question.
Throughout the course there is a growth in the students’ ability to think logically and to measure things they encounter in the world against their core book (which may be scriptures or any other book that the student and his or her family uses as a foundation of truth.)
They are taught many skills, such as how to find equations as they read the text! Many students find the scientific experiments so enjoyable that they thirst for more.
Mentors learn a whole new approach to math and science focused on a holistic method.
A few of the vital principles taught are: