# W. Antoine

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**Professor of Mathematics and**** Computer Science**

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**Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies**

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**Program Affiliations**

BAIS (Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies)

Latino Promise

Enhanced Freshman Experience

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**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.

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**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**

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**Education**

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

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**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

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**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

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**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

# Contact Information

(201) 692-2657