Although this lesson was certainly not designed exclusively for Christian school teachers (or Christian homeschoolers), it should be of particular interest to them. I know that math teachers in Christian schools (of which I was one for some 15 years) are often interested in relating math lessons to the Bible whenever possible. This lesson provides a way they can do that.
This is a math activity that uses the creation story from the Bible as a “springboard” for the students to investigate different kinds of numbers and their relationships. The lesson is appropriate for grades 5—9.
The math concepts used in this activity are: converting days to hours and minutes, understanding perfect numbers, square numbers, factors, abundant numbers, sublime numbers, and how numbers play an important role in our everyday life.
This lesson plan is complete with 4 pages of handouts, notes for the teacher, and an answer key.