So, since I’m embarking on this classical education journey, I decided to figure out exactly what classical education is?
I created this picture during the last school year when I was tutoring high school math and it occurred to me I didn’t know where Algebra was situated within the Trivium and Quadrivium. Those are the two components of the classical education model authored by Pythagoras around 600 AD.
I believe I did discover where Algebra resides. Since there was no such thing as “algebra” in 600 AD, Pythagoras didn’t include it. But, I imagine it would be either part of the Geometry pillar (even the great Saxon has geometry woven into his Algebra I and II books) within the Quadrivium or maybe even a fifth pillar under a new Theory of Numbers and Space? Do let me know what you think! I’d love to have a good discussion in the comments below!
The Log Cabin Schoolhouse?