# Maths

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## 2 Pi: Rhymes And Radii

It's fourth period at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Md., and students are filing into a classroom at the end of a long hallway. Jake Scott, who doubles as both varsity wrestling coach and math teacher, calls his algebra class to order, but some students are more orderly than others. Keeping control of the class is one thing, but holding their attention through complicated calculations and theorems is another challenge altogether. So Scott gets a little extra help from his alter ego, 2 Pi. About three years ago, Scott started infusing rap into his lessons.

## Shifting toward PBL Learning in the Math Classroom

I’ve been thinking, experimenting and testing out ideas about how to move math instruction forward in my classroom, using technology and Problem-Based Learning as much as I can. It’s a daunting task even if I’ve done it before in science . We have a very different set of inputs and outputs in math class. I’ve also been wondering what “ Teaching in the Age of Siri ” really means for the way we teach. I believe we have students who think they can Google the answer to anything that is asked in school.

## Revealed: how popular is your name?

But the examination of 27,000 names found Nevaeh was one of the fastest growing popular names in Britain with it now ranked 163. The website, complete with a tool that can rank a person’s name compared to the general population, found that that in 2010 more than 320 children were named Neveah. This compared to the year 2000 when there were none. The trend can be linked an American musician Sonny Sandoval, of the Christian rock group POD, added a Nevaeh to his family. He then told the world during an interview on MTV and it quickly became popular throughout internet chat rooms. In 2001 it broke into the top 1,000 names for babies in the United States.

## Your all-time top Secondary Maths resources!

Last Updated: 23 August, 2011 Section: Resources Here are your all-time top 20 Secondary Maths resources, based on the number of times you downloaded them and how favourably you reviewed them. Maths Investigations Starter sheets that introduce a topic for investigation, with levelled guidance for progressing the investigation and to allow self- and peer-assessment.