Brandy Smothers
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I teach Algebra and Geometry.

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Five Minds for the Future

Posted on March 6, 2009 at 2:13pm 0 Comments

The Disciplined mind in the Five Minds for the Future was very identifiable for me. My father owns his own plumbing buisness. He has been in buisness for over 30 years. He is very successful. I can think of how he and my mother spoke of how they struggled in the beginning. In the book, the author makes reference to research that shows that it takes up to 10 years to master a discipline. I think my father has that disciplined mind. It took him a while to master his craft and once he worked and… Continue

"The Networked Student"

Posted on March 5, 2009 at 1:51pm 0 Comments

The idea of the networked student makes me nervous. I can't figure out how it could work in my classroom. Math is more building block. I can't imagine assgining linear equations and having the students just go and learn. I just can't wrap my mind around how to utilize such activities in the lower level math classes.

Teamwork Activity

Posted on March 4, 2009 at 2:21pm 1 Comment

The test review for my class is usually some type of group work. In these activities if the students work together, they can accomplish more. They realize that if they work together they can be assured that they are ready for the test. I do not use technology in any of my group activities. I can see where a review blog could be useful. This would allow them to discuss problems with not only their group memebers but also people from other classes. I think this might could help some of my… Continue


Posted on February 12, 2009 at 4:06pm 0 Comments

I wish I had a picture that I could upload.

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At 12:20pm on February 28, 2009, Carolyn Mize said…
Hey Brandy! I will come take a picture of you Monday and send it to you so that you can put it on your page... :) all about teamwork!! By the way, you maybe from Sipsey, AL, but we sure are glad you transplanted to Muscle Shoals! Have a great weekend (see you at Church tomorrow).
At 5:06pm on February 23, 2009, Thomas Cooper said…
Hi Brandy, how has your week been going since class? Our principle in the high school teaches Geometry. I've been trying to get him to start a blog or wiki for students to share math problems. Any interest in setting up a math challenge wiki?


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