
Re: Jake Scott's rap videos for math
Posted:
Jan 8, 2013 4:15 PM


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 > MathForum 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."
Cheers,
Richard Tchen
The Math Forum @ Drexel 3210 Cherry Street Philadelphia, PA 191042713
tel1: (215)8951787 tel2: (800)7567823 facs: (215)8952964
The Math Forum @ Drexel (http://mathforum.org/) is a research and educational enterprise of The Drexel University School of Education (http://goodwin.drexel.edu/soe/).

