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# Email: annmariesnodgrass@claytonschools.net

Phone: 314-854-6455

My name is AnnMarie Snodgrass, and this will be my eigth year
teaching mathematics at Wydown Middle School.  I am so excited
me with questions.

I currently teach Algebra 8 and Challenge Algebra.

Math Homework Calendar

# This I Believe

## Teaching is both a science and an art.  Communication is a required part of teaching and learning.  I believe in strong and appropriate communication in speaking, in writing, with peers, with teachers, and in presenting to a group.  There are no shortcuts to learning deeply.  You must work hard, push through the difficulty, ask questions, seek help, and work both independently and with others. To lay the strongest foundation in math, you must build conceptual understanding, computational fluency, and the capacity to problem solve. Problem solving is what you do when you don't know the answer. Grades are important, but they are not everything. I love the contest winners, I love the strugglers, and I love all the ones in-between. I love that I get to teach all of them not some of them.

I love kids and I love teaching math!

# HAVE A GREAT YEAR!!

The Beauty of Math!

1 x 8 + 1 = 9
12 x 8 + 2 = 98
123 x 8 + 3 = 987
1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876
12345 x 8 + 5 = 98765
123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654
1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543
12345678 x 8 + 8 = 98765432
123456789 x 8 + 9 = 987654321

1 x 9 + 2 = 11
12 x 9 + 3 = 111
123 x 9 + 4 = 1111
1234 x 9 + 5 = 11111
12345 x 9 + 6 = 111111
123456 x 9 + 7 = 1111111
1234567 x 9 + 8 = 11111111
12345678 x 9 + 9 = 111111111
123456789 x 9 +10= 1111111111

9 x 9 + 7 = 88
98 x 9 + 6 = 888
987 x 9 + 5 = 8888
9876 x 9 + 4 = 88888
98765 x 9 + 3 = 888888
987654 x 9 + 2 = 8888888
9876543 x 9 + 1 = 88888888
98765432 x 9 + 0 = 888888888

Brilliant, isn't it?

And look at this symmetry:

1 x 1 = 1
11 x 11 = 121
111 x 111 = 12321
1111 x 1111 = 1234321
11111 x 11111 = 123454321
111111 x 111111 = 12345654321
1111111 x 1111111 = 1234567654321
11111111 x 11111111 = 123456787654321
111111111 x 111111111=12345678987654321