At 12:20 PM on 1/8/2013, GS Chandy wrote: > My congratulations to Santo Chase (the wrestling coach), > John Forrest (Jake's math teacher) AND all the people at > Math-Forum who, together, disciplined AND nurtured this > remarkable talent in his quite radical departure!
The Forum deserves no credit here, GS. For that matter, it remains a bit of a mystery why he thought to tell us about his videos -- or even found us in the first place.
(... although as a district, Montgomery County has participated in our Problems of the Week the past couple years.)
Let me drop Jake another note ...
At 1:39 PM on 1/8/2013, Robert Hansen wrote: > 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.
Thanks for sharing your excitement, Bob -- and what you found! I particularly enjoyed this recollection from a parent of a student on the Montgomery County Math Team, which appeared in the _Washington Post_ article:
"His mother, Marli Pasternak, a Senate staffer, remembers that Charlie saw the opportunity to do math problems as a reward, and she and her husband encouraged that positive view. 'We'd say, sweetie, if you get homework done, you and Daddy can talk about math,' Marli remembered."
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