How we will use mathematics.
*Greek mathematics is not counting itself but rather a counting path developed by the Greeks who seek after wisdom (I Corinthians 4:22).
- As a counting supplement, a way to deal with numbers, since (1) Mathematics* is what I was taught and (2) it is understood in our society. Be this as it may, we are actively seeking the innate Counting ability of man, free of the confusion of Greek ways. Greek mathematics is not the only counting path. Different societies have their own ways with counting--we are interested in how others do things--especially those counting methods from long ago outside the reach of modern man. They can provide important insights as to how man has been counting for millenia without zero.
- As a logical approach to defining and achieving optimal outcomes.
- As a way of thinking logically and methodically when approaching a project.
- As a short-cut language in which optimal portions, ratios, and formulas can be recorded and therefore repeated.
- As a language which allows us to examine the worthy works of others who used this language so that we can understand and possibly repeat their path--and they can repeat ours.
- As a tool to minimize waste of time and resources.
NOTE: "Mathematics" is not a Bible term, but "Counting" is so we use the term Counting. I found this discovery so liberating when Hannah was in Year 1 ("kindergarten"). Mathematics was too hard, but I could count. When I talk to people, I use the term mathematics so that they can understand me, but I really mean counting. In this short treatise, "How we will use mathematics," I am actually talking about mathematics itself as a Greek counting path as distinguished from counting itself.