Students Unite Truth in Math from Latin

Most great encounters with truth begin in quiet and insignificant places.

Today, in 7th grade math, the students were learning how to figure angles on intersecting lines. The teacher asked a simple vocab question that has a lot of significance in the culture today. She asked what the word "trans" means. She was shocked to hear what students said.

Without missing a beat the students simply stated their answer. A ricochet of the word "across" darted throughout the room. The students answered the question from their teacher in a routine fashion. The teacher's eyes widened, shocked that Junior High students were so prepared to fire back an answer. Her knee-jerk inquisition on how they knew what trans meant startled her.

The students told their teacher that trans was one of the root words they learned in Hillcrest's foundations of language course. The students called it Latin. The teacher smiled, asking the question, "did you ever think Latin would help you in math class?"

Sometimes the greatest encounters with truth begin in quiet and insignificant places. The foundation students receive in their myriad of courses at Hillcrest is building a unity of knowledge that reveals organization and order in the world.

At Hillcrest, we teach students that the study of world shows the world to be organized. We believe that an organized world demands an Organizer. Students study the world, gaining knowledge of the Organizer, and find that their academic knowledge progresses from classroom to classroom. It is creating a momentous quell of worship of Jesus Christ, who holds all things together.

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