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material, designed to supplement in-class lectures; and his hope is that they will eventually replace our outdated reliance on cumbersome, expensive math textbooks.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

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

City Tech Math department WeBWorK Leaderboards

City Tech Math department WeBWorK Leaderboards

The City Tech math department has developed a unique leaderboard feature for our WeBWorK courses. WeBWorK sections which have achievements enabled automatically have a leaderboard which displays student progress – locally by individual section and globally across all sections for the course. Currently, MAT 1275, MAT 1275CO, MAT 1375, and MAT 1475 sections are participating. This site provides information about getting started in WeBWorK using achievements and leaderboards and insight into the benefits of doing so, along with updates on students’ progress throughout the semester.

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.

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.

CUNY WeBWorK OER Fellows

CUNY WeBWorK OER Fellows

Supported by CUNY Central OER funding, our faculty fellows have been diligently collecting, curating and aligning CUNY-wide WeBWorK content with open source texts for the benefit of all. Our collaboration encompasses City Tech, BMCC, City College, LaGuardia, BCC, Queensborough CC, Queens College, the greater WeBWorK community including the WebWorK Project (TWP) and industry partners.

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