K. Andrew Parker’s Profile

Faculty
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K. Andrew Parker
Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Mathematics
Office Location
Namm 426
Academic interests

Projective Modules

Bio

Dr. Parker is an Assistant Professor at the New York City College of Technology in Brooklyn, NY. His academic career began at the University of Kansas in 2000, where he studied commutative algebra with Satya Mandal and received his Ph.D. In 2006, he moved to New York City and began teaching at Bushwick Community High School while working on a M.S. degree in secondary education at St. John’s University. After three years of teaching high school mathematics, he returned to teaching at the collegiate level and began teaching courses for Baruch College, Borough of Manhattan Community College and now CityTech.

His extensive teaching experience as well as his background in computer science give Professor Parker a unique teaching style, integrating classic chalkboard fundamentals with dynamic visualizations via technological assistance. His current project revolves around the implementation of an online homework system and alternate online instructional material, designed to supplement in-class lectures; and his hope is that they will eventually replace our outdated reliance on cumbersome, expensive math textbooks.

Beyond being committed to transforming the landscape of mathematics education, Dr. Parker is active in researching projective modules through commutative algebraic methods, taking inspiration from obstruction theory, algebraic geometry and topology. He has been published in the Journal of Algebra and is currently working on extending the theory of the Euler Class Group as an obstruction to detecting the presence of unimodular elements in projective modules.

Work Phone
718-260-5322

My Courses

MEDU 2010 Technology in Mathematics Education Fall 2016 – Poirier

MEDU 2010 Technology in Mathematics Education Fall 2016 – Poirier

Students examine the rationale and pedagogy for the effective use of technology in the middle and high school mathematics classrooms. The technologies considered may include graphing calculators, computer algebra systems, spreadsheets, and dynamic geometry software.

MAT1575 Tutoring

MAT1575 Tutoring

For questions about Calculus II – MAT1575

MEDU1010 Foundations of Math Ed, FA2018

MEDU1010 Foundations of Math Ed, FA2018

This course examines the historical, philosophical, and sociological foundations underlying the development of American educational institutions. The role of the schools, the aims of education, diverse learners, the mathematics curriculum in New York State, legal principles that affect education, and the role of state, local, and federal agencies will be emphasized.

MEDU1010 Foundations of Math Ed, FA2015

MEDU1010 Foundations of Math Ed, FA2015

This course examines the historical, philosophical, and sociological foundations underlying the development of American educational institutions. The role of the schools, the aims of education, diverse learners, the mathematics curriculum in New York State, legal principles that affect education, and the role of state, local, and federal agencies will be emphasized.

MEDU1010 Foundations of Math Ed, FA2016

MEDU1010 Foundations of Math Ed, FA2016

This course examines the historical, philosophical, and sociological foundations underlying the development of American educational institutions. The role of the schools, the aims of education, diverse learners, the mathematics curriculum in New York State, legal principles that affect education, and the role of state, local, and federal agencies will be emphasized.

My Projects

Mathematics Department Faculty

Mathematics Department Faculty

A central resource where the Mathematics Department can communicate internally to faculty and staff, with meetings, committees, deadlines, announcements and more.

College Council Technology Committee

College Council Technology Committee

“This committee shall be responsible for making recommendations to the college administration regarding instructional, academic, and administrative technology throughout the college. It is also responsible for evaluation of current technological infrastructure of the college. Other college-wide committees with a primary focus on technology will maintain an active relationship with and provide resource personnel to the technology committee. To further this goal, the technology committee shall be represented on all college-wide committees dealing with instructional, academic, and administrative technology. Each academic year it shall produce an evaluative report on at least one important area of its purview.” -Article V, D.14 of the NYCCT College Governance Plan

WeBWorK on the OpenLab

WeBWorK on the OpenLab

WeBWork on the OpenLab is a place where you can ask questions and discuss WeBWorK homework problems, and also see what other students have been asking. Visit the project site to see it in action!

MAT 1275 Video Resources

MAT 1275 Video Resources

Struggling a bit with your homework or want to be sure you understand an idea well? Here are videos you can watch, sorted by subject, to help you on your journey. Enjoy! Avatar image and site header created at logomakr.com

Math Department Curriculum Committee

Math Department Curriculum Committee

This site is a place for Math Department Curriculum Committee members to make announcements and share resources and ideas.

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