# Kate Poirier’s Profile

## My Courses

MAT1275 College Algebra and Trigonometry Fall 2017

An intermediate and advanced algebra course. Topics include quadratic equations, systems of linear equations, exponential and logarithmic functions; topics from trigonometry, including identities, equations and solutions of triangles.

MEDU2010 Technology in Math Education Fall 2017

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.

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.

MAT 2680 Differential Equations Fall 2015 – Poirier

An introduction to solving ordinary differential equations. Applications to various problems are discussed.

MAT2440 Discrete Structures and Algorithms I, Spring 2017

This course introduces the foundations of discrete mathematics as they apply to computer science, focusing on providing a solid theoretical foundation for further work. Topics include functions, relations, sets, simple proof techniques, Boolean algebra, propositional logic, elementary number theory, writing, analyzing and testing algorithms.

## My Projects

2017-2018 Opening Gateways Faculty Seminar

“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 Supporting 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.

Exploring Quantitative Reasoning

This is an open space for those who are interested in Quantitative Reasoning to share questions and QR related materials.

Math Department Assessment Committee

This private project is for internal communications of the Assessment Committee in the Mathematics Department. Avatar and header image by Flickr user fdecomite (https://www.flickr.com/photos/fdecomite/).

Realizing the value of the research experience at the undergraduate level, this project is committed to fostering research opportunities for City Tech students. Faculty and students can use this project as a place to share announcements about research opportunities, as well as a place to offer information about the experiences students and faculty have had in their research endeavors. A handbook on effective mentoring, developed by the Undergraduate Research Committee, is currently available for download.

ALC Perkins Math Tutoring 2017-2018

This site is a resource for Perkins math tutors tutoring MAT 1190EN, 1175, 1275, and 1275EN in the Atrium Learning Center in Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.

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