MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT

Baptist Bible College photo

“Mathematics is the language in which God has written the universe.” Galileo

The study of Mathematics at Baptist Bible College is more than the study of numbers alone. It is the study of numbers and how they reflect the perfection of God’s creation.

Mission
The Mathematics Department at Baptist Bible College seeks to define the relationship between creation and mathematics by widening the focus to include theology, biblical study, and the pursuit of God.


Opportunities in Mathematics
The combination of theology, Bible, and core mathematics courses creates the balanced education BBC believes in. Students gain an understanding of application and the skills necessary to teach others.

A strong background in mathematics opens the door to a wide array of opportunities, including teaching in Christian, other private, and public schools, graduate study, and employment in the private and public
sectors – including business, law enforcement, and insurance.

Learn more about the secondary math education concentration at BBC here.

Special Mathematics Scholarship
Because of a generous contribution by Dr. Marvin Bittinger, Baptist Bible College has been able to establish a Mathematics Department Scholarship.

A total of $2,000 in scholarship money is available for current enrolled students in the Secondary Math Education concentration each year. For details, contact jbest@bbc.edu or 570.585.9611.

Additionally, a strong background in mathematics will be an asset in finding employment in the insurance industry, governmental agencies, business, and law enforcement.

Dr. Bittinger is a Professor Emeritus at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. He has been teaching, writing, and speaking about mathematics and mathematics education for over 37 years. He is one of Addison-Wesley’s top-selling textbook authors, having sold over 12 million copies. One of his recent books is entitled “The Faith Equation: One Mathematician’s Journey in Christianity.”


Contact

Dr. John Best is the Director of the Mathematics Education Program at Baptist Bible College. He can be reached at jbest@bbc.edu or 570.585.9611


Math-Related Links
Many online sites can help you better understand mathematics. Here is a selection of places to visit:

A Christian Worldview of Mathematics: www.biblicalchristianworldview.net

The Kuyers Institute for Christian Teaching and Learning: www.calvin.edu/kuyers/math/index.html

The Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences: www.acmsonline.org

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics: www.nctm.org

The Mathematical Association of America: www.maa.org