- MOTHER: of
Michael Anthony Vinik, Capatin & Owner of the Tug Dorothy Elizabeth,
- PRESIDENT, AUTHOR, CONSULTANT, LECTURER, WEBMASTER: MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS, inc.
(Standard Math Teacher Certificate (NJ), and Supervisor Certificate (NJ))
- HIGH SCHOOL:
- Northern Valley Reg. HS, 9/72-6/73
- Randolph HS, 9/73-6/75
- Piscataway HS, 9/75-6/79
- Moshe Aaron Yeshiva HS, 5/07-1/08
- ELEMENTARY SCHOOL:
- Sisters Academy, Spring 2007
- ADULT SCHOOL:
- Paramus PS, 3/76;
- West Morris Central PS, 10/77
- DAY CARE:
- Math Lady, MCC DCC, 9/85-5/90
- Middlesex CC, 9/80 - 12/04, 1/09 - present
- Rutgers, '88 (Adjunct Faculty)
- Montclair SC, '89 (Graduate Asst.)
- INSERVICE: in Hackensack, Lakewood, Jackson, Franklin Township, E. Brunswick, Bayonne,
Swedesboro, Plainfield, Newark, Belleville, Roselle Park, Neptune, West New York, Monroe, Ewing,
and others places
ICME-7; NCTM, MAA-NJ, ATOMIC, NADE, NJADE, AMTNJ, NJEA, MAA-SIAM-AMS, NCSM,
conferences at Fairleigh Dickenson U, Montclair State College, Moravian College, Brookdale CC, Rutgers U, Suffolk University, Raritan Valley CC.
MATYC: (Writing to Learn Mathematics) 10/89; MAA-SIAM-AMS:
(Writing to Learn Mathematics) 8/90, (Making Mathematics More Concrete: Manipulatives) 8/91.
- PRESIDENT: Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges of New Jersey, '86-'87, '95-'96;
- PRESIDENT: AMTNJ, 10/02 - 10/03; 2003 Two-Day CoChair, PRESIDENT-ELECT: 10/01 - 10/02; 1st VP: 10/00 - 10/01; 2nd VP: 10/99 - 10/00; 3rd VP: 10/98 - 10/99.
- CHAIR: NCTM EMC "How To" Series '85-'87;
- MEMBER: MATYCNJ '88, '90 Teacher of the Year Committee;
- MEMBER: Editorial Panel The AMATYC Review;
- GHOST WRITER: Kirchoff-Wohlberg, '85;
- REVIEW BOARD MEMBER AMTNJ Mathematics Teacher: 5/98 - present.
- REVIEWER: NCTM Mathematics Teacher, Arithmetic Teacher, Journal for Research in Mathematics Education;
- MEMBER: NCTM Educational Materials Committee '84-'87;
- PARTICIPANT: Working Conf. on Adult Literacy, 3/94;
- VP for Two-Year Colleges, MAA-NJ Section, 11/90 - 11/92;
- FOUNDING EDITOR: AFT Faculty in Focus, 3/94-8/96;
- GRADUATE ASSISTANT: Montclair SC: School of Education, '71-'72; Math Dept. '88-'89;
- CHAIR: NCTM Task Force on Mathematical Literacy for Adults: 9/91 - 6/92;
- MAA-NJ Speakers Bureau: 9/86 - 9/96;
- COCOORDINATOR: Women And Mathematics NY/NJ Region, 8/91 - 8/94. Speaker: '89 - present;
- WEBMASTER: www.amtnj.org: 7/00 - 1/02;
- WEBMASTER: www.1940aft.org: 9/00 - 1/01;
- WEBMASTER: www.termtiles.com: 9/08 - present;
- WEBMASTER: www.vinikmarine.com: 5/04 - present.
- DIPLOMA: Westwood HS, Westwood, NJ, 6/67;
- STUDENT TEACHER: Ridgewood Senior HS, 1/71-6/71;
- BA (MATH ED): Montclair SC, 5/71;
- MA (MATH ED): Montclair SC, 5/77;
- ADDITIONAL COURSE WORK AT: Rutgers U; Jersey City SC; Teachers College, CU, Middlesex CC.
- PARTICIPANT: Fractals, Chaos, and Dynamics ... A Hands-On Experience, Princeton Plasma Physic Lab, '93;
- NJ Dept of Higher Ed. Summer Institutes:
- ESL and the Content Areas, '88 and Calculus, '89;
- Center for the Study of Writing in New Jersey, '87;
- NSF Calculator Institute, Teachers College, Columbia University, '77-'78;
- NSF Calculators in the County College Institute, Union CC, NJ - Clemson U, SC, '91-'92;
- NSF Computer Algebra Systems Institute, Clemson U., Clemson, SC, '92;
- TRAINED: Hands-On-Equations , SHARP 9300, HP 28, 38G, 48S, TI81, ...
- Sharp Calculator Institute: '94, '95;
- HP38G Calculator Institute: '95.
- "Pythagoras on Pyramids," Mathematics Teacher, NCTM, Vol 74, No 7;
- Many Connect-the-Dots Puzzles in Summation, AMTNYC;
- "Peer Teaching in a General Math Program," NJ Math Teacher, AMTNJ, Vol 34, No 2;
- "Our Winners," NJ Math Teacher, AMTNJ, Vol 41, No 2;
- "Suggestions," NJ Math Teacher, AMTNJ, Vol 45, No 1;
- "A Handy Adding Machine." Instructor, Vol 88, No 3;
- "Friendly," NJ Math Teacher, AMTNJ, Vol 50, No 2;
- "Under Cover", NJ Math Teacher, AMTNJ, Vol 41, No 1 & 2, Vol 42, No 1 & 2;
- "It Worked!", NJ Math Teacher, AMTNJ, Vol 32, No 2;
- Graphing with Manipulatives, 1991, MC,i.;
- "Find the Circle," NYS Mathematics Teachers' Journal, Vol 37, No 3;
- Questionbooks: Using Writing to Learn Mathematics," The AMATYC Review Vol. 9, No 1, Fall/Winter '87;
- "WRITING It's not just for English classes anymore," NJEA Review, NJEA, Vol 62, No. 4;
- "Writing in Mathematics," Poole, Barbara, Intermediate Algebra, 1989, Prentice-Hall, Inc., xv-xix;
- "Writing as a Tool for Teaching Mathematic: The Silent Revolution," NCTM 1990 Yearbook, NCTM, 1990;
- Mathematics and Humor, Azzolino, Silvey, Hughs, 1978, NCTM;
- Math Games for the Young Child, 1985, MC,i.;
- Math Games for Adult and Child, 1993, MC,i.;
- How to Use Writing to Teach Mathematics, 1987, Azzolino, MC,i;
- Problem Solving Activities Made to N-Joy, with others, 1980, AMTNJ;
- "Dear Aggie: Letters to a Teacher," Innovations Abstract, 1991, NISOD, Vol 13, No.28.
- The TI Eighty-Something and Teaching Mathematics: An Inservice Manual, 1993, MC,i.;
- Exploring Functions through the Use of Manipulatives, 1994, MC,i.;
- Math Spoken Here!, 1987, 1995 Azzolino;
- Math Shown Here!, 1996 Azzolino;
- "A Journey with Self-Assessment as a Compass," The AMATYC Review Vol. 18, No 1, Fall '96.
- The Hundreds Board, 1997, MC,i
- "Flexagons and Kaleidocycles" 1997, MC,i.
- "Two Heads and a Black Shoulder 'Verbalization,'" NJ Math Teacher, AMTNJ, Vol 55, No 1
- "Name: How to Handle Exponents" NJ Math Teacher, AMTNJ, Vol 55, No 1.
- "Semi-Equation" NJ Math Teacher, AMTNJ, Vol 56, No 1.
- "The Languages of the Mathematic Classroom"
- Presented as a paper October 23, 1998 at the AMTNJ Annual Meeting
- Presented as a web page December 31, 1998
- "MATH SPOKEN HERE & "Aunt Sally"
- A web page on CD -- A tutorial on Order of Operations, 10/99
- "Browsing on the Internet is
Like Driving on the Interstate" NJ Math Teacher, AMTNJ, Vol 57, No 1.
- "Who Has" NJ Math Teacher, AMTNJ, Vol 57, No 1.
- "Page 49" of Opportunities for Excellence: Professionalism and the Two-Year College Mathematics Faculty
AMATYC, © 2002
- Term Tiles & Tokens, 2008, Agnes Azzolino.
Prof. Azzolino Receives National Recognition
With 1000 members in attendance, Agnes Azzolino and 7 others received the American
Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges Award For Teaching Excellence at the November
1997 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. Prof. Elaine Klett of the Brookdale Community College
mathematics department nominated Prof. Azzolino and said, "I greatly admire the energy that Aggie
brings to her professional life. To be a great teacher one must be constantly learning and that is
what Aggie loves to do - learn and teach. She remains a vital, enthusiastic and caring individual.
She truly epitomizes all that is great in our profession."
Michael Drulis, a former student of Ms. Azzolino at Middlesex County College, said,
"Professor Azzolino has touched my life in ways which she will never know. Her numerous
perspectives and love of the field comes through everyday in her class. Her example is one that is
phenomenal in innovation, teaching, and supporting students. My life's dreams have grown to a
larger height because of her influence."
Dr. Harold Gladstone of the MCC mathematics and chemistry departments commented,
"Professor Azzolino always brings an enormous amount of energy and enthusiasm into the
classroom as well as much empathy for her students. She also brings calculators, overheads,
handouts, writing activities, and manipulatives to teach and motivate her students. She was the first
professor in the department to introduce the use of graphing calculators in precalculus and calculus
courses. She has done this with TI-81s, TI-82s, HP-48s and Sharp graphing calculators. Following
her lead we now use graphing calculators in almost all of our math courses. She was most helpful in
getting many of us started in using this new technology and helping us see where this all fits in
teaching our courses."
AMATYC members who are full-time teachers were nominated based on classroom expertise,
professional involvement, service to the college, professional development and renewal activities
and then judged by a national committee. Professor Azzolino was the Mid-Atlantic Region Awardee.
This region includes Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Agnes is President of Mathematical Concepts, inc., a consulting firm and publishing house.
She is the author of Math Games for Adult and Child a book of language-based math games for 2
through 7-year-olds, Math Spoken Here! an arithmetic and algebra dictionary, and Exploring
Functions Through the Use of Manipulatives. She lives with her son Michael Vinik in Keyport, NJ.
Agnes' earliest association with NJEA came as a 5-year-old attending the convention with her
parents, brothers, and sisters. She became FTA president and a Student NJEA member while
attending Westwood Sr. HS. While attending Montclair State College, she served as president of
the Student NJEA chapter and became a state officer. She became the first undergraduate to serve
on the NJEA's Teacher Education and Professional Standards Committee. As a high school teacher
in Old Tappan, Randolph, and Piscataway, she was a member. Her parents Michael and Dorothy Azzolino are active members of Bergen County REA.
Susan McLoughlin, MATYCNJ President presented the
Outstanding Service Award to Agnes Azzolino, saying, "Our first recipiant is always willing to
step up to the plate and do what is needed. She has been a presenter at our meetings and she is
our unofficial photographer. She has been on the executive board and has opened up her home
to executive board meetings. She was President-Elect, President, Past-President twice, from
'85-'88 and again from '94-'97. It is with great pleasure, that I present the Outstanding
Service Award to Aggie Azzolino."
- © 2009
- Agnes Azzolino
- 85 First Street, Keyport, NJ 07735-1503
- Phone: 732-739-3951
- Fax: 732-739-5292