Led by Leigh Bortins and Kirsty Gilpin

Who should come?
– Parents who want to pass a love of math onto their children.
– Parents who love math and want to explore how its organization derives from God.
– Parents who are searching for a helpful guide and tips on how to successfully teach math.
– Anyone over the age of eight-teen who enjoys discussing the engaging complexities of math mysteries.

What will we do?
Enjoy the manor, barn, fields, and forest while discussing, practicing, teaching, drawing, and loving math. This hard work will be accompanied with discussing ideas with new friends, eating wonderful meals prepared by our personal chef, and of course soaking in the peace and serenity of the farm.

Day 1

11am – Airport Transfer Leaves RDU (Raleigh-Durham Intl) for Lunch and tour of Classical Conversations Home Office
1pm – Activities at the National Athletic Village
2pm – Unpack and Refresh at Twin Fields Farm
3pm – Afternoon Refreshments
4pm – Quiet time to read materials
6pm – Dinner and Prayer
7pm – Dessert and Introductory Conversations

Day 2 – 3

8am – Breakfast and Devotions
9am – Gardening
10am – Grammar and Goals
12pm – Lunch
1pm – Quiet time to read materials
3pm – Afternoon Refreshments
4pm – Discussion of Materials
6pm – Dinner and Prayer
7pm – Dessert and Philosophy Conversations

Day 5

8am – Breakfast and Devotions
9am – Review of the Week
10am – Student Perspectives
11am – Bag Lunch and Airport Transfer leaves Southern Pines, NC for RDU (Raleigh-Durham Intl)

Day 1 – 5 Full Details

Day One

11:00 AM Airport Transfer leaves RDU (Raleigh-Durham Intl) for Southern Pines, NC

Your host will leave at 11 am and provide a guided tour as they take you to Southern Pines.

12:00 PM Lunch and Tour of Classical Conversations

Around noon, you will enjoy lunch and explore the Classical Conversations home office.  Meet the CC team that loves to serve you while browsing through our book selection.

1:00 PM Activities at the National Athletic Village

The National Athletic Village is attached to the Classical Conversations home office.  Designed for family fun and adventure, the NAV will make you wish your whole family could come. Enjoy a walk through the wooded trails or play a game on the fields. If you are feeling more adventurous, we welcome you to the obstacle course or to shoot arrows at The Hunter Games.  Ice breaker games inside will be organized if weather requires.

2:00 PM Unpack and Refresh at Twin Fields Farm

Drive to the beautiful southern manor where you will be staying. After unpacking, spend a few minutes exploring the gardens, barn, and pool terrace.  The manor was built in 1960 and the barn in 1950. Both have been fully restored for your pleasure with every modern convenience. Internet service is available but not TV.

3:00 PM Afternoon Refreshments

Gather in the training room for refreshments while materials for the week are distributed.  Then if you are feeling up to it, take a walk to the hound club or just around the farm property. 

4:00 PM Quiet Time to Read Materials

There is a lot to absorb in this week. Take this time to read through study materials and prepare for discussion. You will have many questions, and now is the time to familiarize yourself with The Math Map.  

6:00 PM Dinner and Prayer

Our personal chef will provide with exquisite meals than can be catered to special dietary needs upon request. Two glasses of wine or beer are available for each participant over the age of 21 at dinner or with dessert.

7:00 PM Dessert and Introductory Conversations

In true Classical Conversations style, our cohort will meet with you under the poolside pavilion to discuss philosophies of math education over delectable desserts and drinks.

Days Two, Three, and Four

8:00 AM Breakfast and Devotions

The Math Map points to the beautiful arrangement of ordered thinking and its manifestations in creation.  We will share devotions around the art of The Math Map as we welcome the Holy Spirit into our presence.

9:00 AM Gardening

Breakfast and devotions will prepare you for an important part of the day, exploring the twenty-two acre farm.  Plant some flowers, dig up some weeds, prune shrubs, repair some paddock fencing or enjoy the horses on the surrounding properties.  Fresh air and a little dirt will reconnect you with the One who made you.

10:00 AM Grammar and Goals

Time to advance!  As a group, we will study The Math Map to establish both math difficulties and strengths.  Math grammar: notations, symbols, facts, definitions, and quick calculations are covered each morning as a refresher course as well as an introduction to the more advanced ideas in math.

12:00 PM Lunch

Gather your afternoon assignments and head to lunch! Eat inside the manor or in the gardens, poolside, or on the terrace.

1:00 PM Quiet Time to Read Materials

Find a peaceful spot and work quietly for a few hours on your assignments. Everything is at your own pace, and since it is mapped, you are never lost!  Write down your questions and share them with our cohort or other attendees.

3:00 PM Afternoon Refreshments

Gather in the training room for refreshments. Grab a snack and enjoy a chat with friends, or take a walk to the Moss Foundation and it’s beautiful trails.

4:00 PM Discussion of Material.

Bring your notes and we will discuss math in small groups, so everyone has time to share and ask questions.

6:00 PM Dinner and Prayer 

In true Classical Conversations style, our cohort will meet with you under the poolside pavilion to discuss philosophies of math education over delectable desserts and drinks

7:00 PM Dessert and Philosophy Conversations

In true Classical Conversations style, our cohort will meet under the poolside pavilion and discuss philosophies of math education as we sip delicious drinks and eat dessert. 

Day Five

8:00 AM Breakfast and Devotions

After we give thanks for the Lord’s gifts and our talents, it’s time to eat up the leftovers and pack your belongings.

9:00 AM Review of Week

At our final large group meeting for the week, we will review what we have learned and how it will change our study of math.  Take this time to share one or two thoughts or new found appreciation for math and any last minute thoughts.  Please help us by sharing some of your impressions so we can learn and share them with others.

10:00 AM Student Perspectives

A graduate from CC will share their perspectives on math education, what they wish they had done better, and what has served them well.  Hearing from young men and women is our best feedback and allows us to better educate and give our children the tools to be forever learners.

11 am Bag Lunch, and Airport Transfer leaves Southern Pines, NC for RDU (Raleigh-Durham Intl)

Workshops are limited to twenty participants

2021 The Math Map Week Long Workshop Dates:
Monday, July 26th to Friday, July 30th
Monday, September 27th to Friday, October 1st

Registration for July 26 – July 30

Registration for September 27 – October 1

Meet the Team!


Leigh Bortins – Math Guide

Leigh Bortins is a woman of many hats. She is wife, mother, owner of Classical Conversation and Math Maps, and more. She possesses a passion for helping parents and students learn, grow, and develop their educational prowess. With a degree in Aero-Space Engineering, she has long held a deep-rooted affection for mathematics and the beauty hidden in its practical and theoretical applications.

Alongside her practical knowledge, she has spent over 30 years dedicated to educating her own four sons and tutoring others.


Kirsty Gilpin – Math Guide

Kirsty Gilpin is the Chief Math Maps Engineer. She has dedicated the last four years developing The Math Maps and making it applicable to any level.

Currently, Kirsty is finishing her Ph.D. in Mathematics at Southeastern University and is looking forward to using her new education to help guide you well.

Yvonne Berry – Personal Chef

Yvonne, although not a professional chef by trade, her love for food inspires her to create delicious and healthy meals that leave you pleading for seconds. She will make sure all your needs are met!

To learn about events in 2021 and 2022 email williambortins@gmail.com