Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Nehemiah and the Mathematical Learning Style


Proverbs 22:6 (NIV) - "Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it."

Did you recognize any Linguistic learners yesterday? Did it make any difference in the way you taught them?

Today we will consider the Mathematical/Logical style of learning. Someone who is strong in this form of intelligence will display it in the area of numbers, reasoning, and problem solving. Where the Linguistic thinks in words, the M/L thinks by reasoning. This type of learner loves experiments, questions, and logical puzzles. Generally you will find someone with this MI going into the field as a scientist, an engineer,or mathematician.

Our example in Scripture is Nehemiah. (Some call him the shortest man in the Bible -- Knee high Miah). We find his engineering and logical ability to arrange things in the account of rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. He had a plan and logically executed that plan so that the walls were restored in record time.

Jesus applied this style with Nicodemus. He took him step-by-step from where he was to where he needed to be. The discourse is one of strong logical application.

Watch for your students today who display this style of learning, and seek how you can reach them in your lessons.

For Kingdom Education,

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