Laura Brooks Smith

Born: birthplace: Jamesville, North Carolina

B.S. (1965) and M.S. (1983) North Carolina Central University

Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 1993
thesis: Restructuring the Teaching of High School General Mathematics and Pre-Algebra to the Least Academically-Prepared Students; advisor Lee V. Stiff

Associate Professor Mathematics North Carolina Central University



Area: Increasing the presence of underrepresented groups in mathematics.

Selected Publications

  1. Smith, L.B.; Stiff, L.V.; Peter, M. R. Teaching mathematics to the least acaademically prepared African American students. In M. Struchens (ed.) Changing the faces of mathematics: Perspectives on African Americans.Reston, VA: National Council of teachers of Mathematics.
  2. Cliette, G; Smith, L. : Williams, D.T.; Wofford, A. Impact of the Algebra Project on the attitute of rural African-American sixth-grade students toward mathematics.
    Research Association of Minority Professors Journal 2(2), 1997.


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