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Dr.Hirsch received her undergraduate degree in mathematics at Pennsylvania State University, and continued with her Masters Degree in Mathematics and Education at Rutgers University. Her research interests for her Ph.D. include student understanding of groups, rings, and topics in abstract algebra, all of which are explored in her dissertation from Teacher's College Columbia University. She specializes in student understanding and learning in remediation, testing and pedagogy, here at BMCC. She is currently a Title V advisor, and advises students for S-STEM projects. In her spare time, Dr. Hirsch likes to work out, eat and cook healthy vegetarian meals, and walk her dog.
This course is a combination of arithmetic and elementary algebra. It includes the arithmetic of integers, fractions, decimals, and percent. In addition, such topics as signed numbers, algebraic representation, operations with polynomials, factoring, the solution of simultaneous linear equations of two variables, and graphing are covered.
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 012, the student should not register for MAT 051, since MAT 012 combines MAT 011 and MAT 051.
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.
This course covers basic algebraic and trigonometric skills, algebraic equations, and functions. Topics include: mathematical induction, complex numbers, and the binomial theorem.