# Serine Ndiaye

Assistant Professor

Mathematics

EMAIL: sndiaye@bmcc.cuny.edu

Office: S-746G

Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday (3:30-5:00 PM) / Room S742H

Phone: +1 (212) 776-6392

Dr. Ndiaye has research interest in student attitudes, developmental mathematics and mathematical literacy. Dr. Ndiaye is graduated from Teachers College, Columbia University with a Doctor Degree in Mathematics Education (February 2019) and a Master of Arts in Mathematics Education (October 2014). Dr. Ndiaye joined BMCC in 2014 and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Mathematics Department.

## Expertise

Mathematical Literacy, Elementary Statistics, Algebra

## Degrees

Doctor Degree in Mathematics Education (**Ed.D**)

Master of Arts in Mathematics Education (**MA**)

Master of Arts in Economics (**MA**)

## Courses Taught

- This developmental course provides an alternative and accelerated pathway to the college-level liberal arts mathematics courses. The course will focus on applications of numerical reasoning to make sense of the world around us. Applications of arithmetic, proportional reasoning and algebra are emphasized. Lessons focusing directly on supporting students??A?A? computational skills are embedded in the course according to relevance to the following topic. This course cannot be used as a prerequisite for MAT 056 and is not suited for Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) students.

Students who passed MAT 12, MAT 14, MAT 41, MAT 51, MAT 56, MAT 160, MAT 161, MAT 56.5, MAT 150.5 cannot take MAT 161.5.

Prerequisite: ESL 62

Corequisite: ACR 94

Course Syllabus - This course is the first algebra course offered at the College. It includes such topics as algebraic representation, signed numbers, operations with polynomials, factoring, the solution of linear equations, the coordinate system, the solution of simultaneous linear equations of two variables, and graphing. This course is designed to prepare students for the CUNY Freshman Skills Assessment Test required for transfer to the upper division of CUNY, as well as for more advanced math courses. If a student passes MAT 12, the student should not register for MAT 51, since MAT 12 combines MAT 8 and MAT 51.

Students who passed MAT 12, MAT 14, MAT 41, MAT 51, MAT 56, MAT 160, MAT 161, MAT 56.5, MAT 150.5 cannot take MAT 161.5.

Course Syllabus - This developmental course provides an alternative and accelerated pathway to the college-level liberal arts mathematics courses. The course will focus on applications of numerical reason to make sense of the world around us. Applications of arithmetic, proportional reasoning and algebra are emphasized. This course cannot be used as a prerequisite for MAT 056 and is not suited for Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) students.

Students who passed MAT 12, MAT 14, MAT 41, MAT 51, MAT 56, MAT 160, MAT 161, MAT 56.5, MAT 150.5 cannot take MAT 161.5.

Course Syllabus - This course is the second algebra course offered at the college. It is open to students who have completed elementary algebra or its equivalent. It includes such topics as: factoring, solutions of linear and quadratic equations, trigonometric relationships, exponents, logarithms, and the graphs of quadratic equations.

Students who passed MAT 12, MAT 14, MAT 41, MAT 51, MAT 56, MAT 160, MAT 161, MAT 56.5, MAT 150.5 cannot take MAT 161.5.

Course Syllabus - This course is a combination of elementary algebra and intermediate algebra including trigonometry. It includes such topics as properties of real numbers, polynomials and factoring, equations and inequalities in one and two variables, systems of linear equations and inequalities, rational expressions and functions, rational exponents and roots, quadratic functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and an introduction to trigonometry. This course is recommended for eligible students that wish to take a one-semester accelerated path to MAT 206. Students who passed MAT 12, MAT 14, MAT 41, MAT 51, MAT 56, MAT 160, MAT 161, MAT 56.5, MAT 150.5 cannot take MAT 161.5.

Course Syllabus - This is a course in arithmetic skills and the rudiments of algebra. Topics covered include whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, proportions, signed numbers, and solving simple linear equations.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Requisite: ESL 062. Students who score less than 26 on the COMPASS Pre-algebra exam are eligible to take MAT 008.

Course Syllabus - This course includes the study of several mathematical systems. The role of mathematics in modern culture, the role of postulational thinking in all of mathematics, and the scientific method are discussed. The course considers topics such as: the nature of axioms, truth and validity; the concept of number; the concept of set; scales of notation; and groups and fields.

Prerequisites: MAT 12, MAT 14, MAT 41, MAT 51 or MAT 161.5

Course Syllabus - This course covers computations and measurements essential in the health science professional fields. Topics include: units and measurements, ratios, solutions and dosages.

Prerequisites: MAT 12, MAT 14, MAT 41, MAT 51 or MAT 161.5

Course Syllabus - This course covers basic statistics, including: measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, graphs, correlation, the regression line, confidence intervals, the significance of differences, and hypothesis testing, including z-tests, t-tests, and chi-square tests.
Prerequisites: MAT 12, MAT 14, MAT 41, MAT 51 or MAT 161.5

Course Syllabus - Statistics with algebra is a statistics course (4 credits and 60 hours) with an additional 30 hours focusing on elementary algebraic concepts useful in statistics. After covering the selected algebraic concepts, the course covers the study of basic statistics. It includes measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, graphs, probability, the binomial distribution, the normal distribution, sampling distributions, the chi-square distribution, t-tests, estimation and hypothesis testing, correlation and regression.

Students who passed MAT 12, MAT 14, MAT 41, MAT 51, MAT 56, MAT 160, MAT 161, MAT 56.5, MAT 150.5 cannot take MAT 161.5.

Course Syllabus - This is an integrated course in analytic geometry and calculus, applied to functions of a single variable. It covers a study of rectangular coordinates in the plane, equations of conic sections, functions, limits, continuity, related rates, differentiation of algebraic and transcendental functions, Rolle's Theorem, the Mean Value Theorem, maxima and minima, and integration.
Prerequisite: MAT 206 or MAT 206.5

Course Syllabus - This course integrates Intermediate Algebra and Trigonometry with Precalculus. Topics include properties of real numbers, polynomials and factoring, equations and inequalities in one and two variables, systems of linear equations and inequalities, rational expressions and functions, rational exponents and roots, quadratic functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and trigonometric functions.

Prerequisite: Elementary Algebra (MAT 51 or MAT 12) or the equivalent with departmental approval or placement into Intermediate Algebra (MAT 56)

Course Syllabus - This course covers statistical concepts and techniques with applications. Topics include probability, random variables, the binomial distribution, the hyper-geometric distribution, measures of central tendency, the normal distribution, precision and confidence intervals, sample design and computer projects.

Prerequisite: MAT 206 or MAT 206.5

Course Syllabus - This course covers basic algebraic and trigonometric skills, algebraic equations, and functions. Topics include: mathematical induction, complex numbers, and the binomial theorem.

Prerequisite: MAT 56 or MAT 56.5

Course Syllabus

## Research and Projects

Student Attitudes, Quantitative Literacy, Problem Solving.

## Publications

- Ndiaye, S & Sagna, B. (2020). Senegal: Weaknesses and Strengths of Mathematics in Senegal. In B. R. Vogely, & E. A. E. Tom (Eds.), Mathematics and Its Teaching in the Muslim World (229-240). World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. Singapore 596224.
- Ndiaye, S . (2019). Attitudes regarding Perceived Values and Usefulness of Mathematics in a Community College Mathematical Literacy Course. International Journal of Educational Studies in Mathematics , 6 (4) , 182-192 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/ijesim/issue/50978/630038

## Honors, Awards and Affiliations

- Faculty Senate 2019-2022
- Mentor/ Coordinator of MAT 150 Course
- Chair of the Mathematics 100 Committee, Borough of Manhattan Community College, 2019.
- Founder and Director of Senegalese Mathematical Organization of America (SMOA).
- Member of American Mathematical Association of Two- Year College (AMATYC)
- Member of New York State Mathematics of Two- Year College (NYSMATYC)
- AMATYC Project ACCCESS Fellow 2018-2019