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Topic: Jake Scott's rap videos for math
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Robert Hansen

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Re: Jake Scott's rap videos for math
Posted: Jan 8, 2013 1:39 PM
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Sorry, for all the links, it has been a while since I have seen such renewed interest in math, across the whole gamut. I got excited. The last time I saw such a range of instruction under one roof like this, with something for everyone, and no limits, was 35 years ago, in your average American high school.

Bob Hansen

On Jan 8, 2013, at 1:34 PM, Robert Hansen <bob@rsccore.com> wrote:

> On Jan 8, 2013, at 10:16 AM, "Dave L. Renfro" <renfr1dl@cmich.edu> wrote:

>> I heard about this guy on NPR radio as I was driving to work
>> this morning and found this article at The Washington Post:
>> http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-11-23/local/35508341_1_math-students-montgomery-blair-high-school
>> I think he's doing great. He's found a way to connect to
>> the students he has (not the students he'd like to have)
>> by making use of his individual strengths (not by making
>> use of the strengths of someone he's trying to, or has been
>> told to, emulate).
>> Dave L. Renfro

> http://www.maa.org/news/cgmo2012-results.html
> A bronze medal was awarded to Gabriella Studt, 16, from Silver Spring, Maryland, who begins her junior year at Montgomery Blair High School.
> The school has a magnet program as well. It would be an interesting study of how all of this works side by side.
> And there is another magnet school in MD as well with a pretty impressive FAQ...
> http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/uploadedFiles/schools/poolesvillehs/magnet/magnetfaqs10_13_10.pdf
> And the cofounder of google is an alumni of the Montgomery Blair math team...
> http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/montgomery-county-math-team-elevates-math-to-competitive-sport/2012/08/02/gJQAvmtQPX_story.html
> And check out the summer math packets...
> http://www.mbhs.edu/departments/magnet/Summerpackets.php
> In my day, this was just called math, now it is "magnet math".:)
> Bob Hansen

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