K. Andrew Parker’s Profile

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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instructional material, designed to supplement in-class lectures; and his hope is that they will eventually replace our outdated reliance on cumbersome, expensive math textbooks.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

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.

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.

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.

MEDU1010 Foundations of Math Ed, FA2017

MEDU1010 Foundations of Math Ed, FA2017

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.

MAT1372 Biostatistics, SP2017

MAT1372 Biostatistics, SP2017

This course is an experimental section of MAT1372, designed specifically for biology majors. Examples will be primarily drawn from relevant biological sources, and students will focus on learning the R statistics software package.

My Projects

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.

WeBWorK Working Group

WeBWorK Working Group

This group is for faculty who are participating in the rollout of WeBWorK. We are working together to: Create instructional documents for the WeBWorK end-users (both faculty and students), Develop creative problems for core Math courses, Evolve existing problems in order to enhance their educational value to students, Streamline the management of the WeBWorK system, Provide technical support and respond to user feedback in order to improve everyone’s experience of WeBWorK.

Opening Gateways Project Management

Opening Gateways Project Management

This is a private group for members of the management team of “Opening Gateways to Completion: Open Digital Pedagogies for Student Success in STEM,” a Title V Cooperative Arrangement grant funded through U.S. Department of Education’s Supporting Hispanic-Serving Institutions program. The project, a collaboration between City Tech and the Borough of Manhattan Community College, is focussed on using Open Digital Pedagogies to increase student success in gateway mathematics courses for STEM disciplines. Avatar image and site header by Flickr user Rosa Say (https://flic.kr/p/8vdRTC).

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

Opening Gateways

Opening Gateways

“Opening Gateways to Completion: Open Digital Pedagogies for Student Success in STEM” is a 5-year, $3.2 million grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions program (Title V). The goal is to support student success in mathematics courses that serve as gateways to STEM disciplines, courses that often act as barriers to progress and completion in these disciplines. The project, awarded jointly to the New York City College of Technology (lead) and the Borough of Manhattan Community College (partner) in 2015, brings the two institutions together in a cross-campus collaboration that will introduce open-source digital technologies, open educational resources, and active learning pedagogies into the sequence of high-enrollment mathematics courses required for STEM disciplines at each college. Avatar by Flickr user David Stanley. Site Header by Flickr user Maritè Toledo.

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