W. Antoine

Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science

Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies


Program Affiliations

BAIS (Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies)

Latino Promise

Enhanced Freshman Experience

Refereed Publications

Antoine, W. (2009). Robert Steven Ledley. In Alvin K. Benson (Ed.), Great Lives from History: Inventors and Inventions. (pp. 693 – 694). Pasadena, CA: Salem Press.

Antoine, W. (2008). Investigating Mathematics Concepts  with Polyhedra Dice. Pedagogical Issues in Sciences, Mathematics and Technology Education, 3.

Antoine, W. (2005). Increasing Student’s Conceptual and Procedural Understanding of Basic Probability. Pedagogical Issues in Sciences, Mathematics and Technology Education, 2.

Alexakos, K & Antoine W. (2005). The Golden Age of Islam and Science Teaching. The Science Teacher, 72 (3), 36 – 39.

Alexakos, K & Antoine W. (2003). The Gender Gap in Science Education. The Science Teacher, 70 (3), 30 – 33.

Recent Papers/Presentations

May 2012: Presented Linking mathematical and science concepts to improve ELL learning of Probability at the 13th annual Sharing Our success in Urban Science and Math teaching at New York University, sponsored by United Federation of Teacher

May 2011: Presented Linking Mathematical and Science Concepts to Improve Students’ Learning of Probability at the 12th Annual Sharing Our Success in Urban Science and Math Teaching at New York University

May 2010: Presented Developing Mathematical Thinking at Different Level Through Culinary Activities at Sharing our Success Science and Math Professional Development at New York University School of Culture, Education and Human Development

May 2009: Presented Techniques for Engaging Mathematics Students in the Art of Problem Solving at Sharing our Success Science and Math Professional Development at New York University School of Culture, Education and Human Development

May 2008: Presented on Effective Teaching and Learning Number Facts to Promote Problem Solving at Sharing our Success Science and Math Professional Development at New York University School of Culture, Education and Human Development

May 2007: Presented Fun Logical Mathematical activities to Improve Students Problem solving New York University Steinhardt School of Education Department of Teaching and Learning / Summer Conference on Urban Science and Math Teaching


Short Abstract

Education

  • Ed.D, Columbia University
  • MS, Columbia University
  • BA, The City College of New York

Research

Ongoing research involves: 

  • Inquiry based learning in the mathematics classroom
  • Effective ways of motivating college students in computation and algebra Skills
  • Ways to integrate the sciences in the mathematics curriculum
  • The effects of gender in the teaching and learning of mathematics

Courses Taught

  • Real World Statistics
  • College Mathematics I
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Computation and Algebra Skills
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Introduction to College Mathematics II
  • College Mathematics II
  • Mathematical Method
  • Basic Mathematics
  • College Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Introduction to College Mathematics I

Service

University:             

  • Gen. Ed. Committee
  • IDEA Task Force
  • IDEA test pilot of faculty assessment
  • Endeavor Task Force
  • University Graduation Marshall
  • University Grievance Committee

College/Campus:

  • Compliance Training
  • Dean’s Evaluation Committee
  • Educational Planning Committee of the New College
  • Release Time Committee
  • Academic Advisor for Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies
  • Co-Chair, Research Committee

Department:

  • Coordinator of mathematics and computer course contents for Petrocelli College
  • Chair of Department Personnel Review Committee of Petrocelli College
  • Member of Information, Science and Technology Committee

Memberships

  • The Academy of Inquiry Based Learning
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • New York State Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges

Other Activities

  • Mathematics Judge at The Greater Metropolitan New York Math Fair
  • Dissertation Reader