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Patrick Galarza

Instructor | Pre-College Programs

Patrick Galarza holds a B.A. in Mathematics and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Mathematics Education, all from Columbia University. In his decade-plus teaching career, he has served as a mathematics education researcher at Teachers College and also as chair of a pre-secondary STEM department. He currently instructs primarily through Avenues: The World School’s New York campus, where he leads the campus' Institute for Advanced Mathematics. In his doctoral thesis, "The Effects of Mathematical Game Play on the Cognitive and Affective Development of Pre-Secondary Students", Galarza performed a case study to explore how alternative course instruction may impact mathematics learners during a transition to formal operational thinking; with this, he provided recommendations for how non-traditional learning tools (and educational games, specifically) might be designed better.