"When will I ever use this?" Every math teacher hears this question at least once a day. The math teachers at A.L. Brown can answer that question. We work as a team to ensure that we are teaching the curriculum that will prepare our students for college. The mathematics curriculum is set by the state of North Carolina, but we include activities that use technology and spark the interest of our students.Our department is divided into three teams: Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2. All of the teachers that teach any of these three courses are on that specific team. We work together to create a learning environment within the math department that is consistent for our students as they progress through their math courses.