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    Meet the Teacher

    Open House slide show.  Open House handouts.

    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
                 to work with your students.  Please never hesitate to contact
                 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
     
     
     

Last Modified on September 15, 2019