PYRAMID PROJECT ($40)
You can view an overview of the class here: https://youtu.be/Jsa7y0ex0Vg
The best way to describe this project is to say that it teaches you how to think. The four corners of the pyramid represent Logic and Reasoning, Truth, Habits of a Scientist, and Newtonian Math (which is the math everyone learns to hate!). 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 the Inteligro method, 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 another book that the student looks to for truth). We even teach them how to find equations as they read the text!
• Making Connections (aka Inteligro Math) by Tiffany Earl
o *Parents need to read this before classes start. Students will be assigned chapters from it throughout the first semester. https://shop.lemimentortraining.com/Making-Connections-eBook-EPUB-file-Was-Inteligro-Math-104-epub.htm
• Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham
o *This book needs to be read by students before the first day of class.
• String, Straight Edge and Shadow by Julia E. Diggins
• Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
• The Wright Brothers by Russell Freedman (make sure it is the one by this author)
• The Rent Collector by Camron Wright
• A Beginner’s Guide to Constructing the Universe by Michael S. Schneider (This will count as two books and will be assigned by chapters.)
• Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
Taught by: Kari Jenkins, Natalie Peters
Time: 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM