Dr. Yuria R. Orihuela
                    Assistant Professor, Mathematics
                    Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus

                                      

          Office:  1532.   Office Phone Number:  305-237-3874     
                      Department Phone Number:  305-237-7461

             E-Mail Address:  yorihuel@mdc.edu

 

Education, like the sun, enlightens all of us.

2007 - 2008 Academic Year

Courses --Descriptions and Syllabi

                        MAC 1105,  College Algebra. 
                        MTG 2204,  Geometry for Educators
                        MAT 0024,  College Preparatory Algebra

Student  Family

I thank my students at Miami Dade College because they are an inspiration to me.

Following are quotes I have found interesting and applicable to education and to life in general.  Where no name appears,   the author is unknown.  Students whose photographs appear on this page are my students, and they consented to have their picture taken while working on class activities.  Thank you!

"Excellence is never an accident."

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started."
                                                                                      Sally Berger

     "Donít be content with being average. 
       Average is as close to the bottom as it is to the top."  

 "Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably 
   why so few people  engage in it."       
                  Henry Ford

  "When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of just
    hacking at the leaves."                             
Anthony J. D'Angelo

 

  "Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections
    must first be overcome."                                
Samuel Johnson

 

 

 

 

"The mind is like a  parachute.  It doesn't  work unless it's open."

 

 

   
       "Though no one can go back and make a brand      
          new start, anyone can start from now and make          
          a brand new ending."                                       
Carl Bard

 

 

"The odds of hitting 
     a target go up
     dramatically when 
     you aim at it."
                    
   Mal Pancoast

 

 

Professor Orihuela's Information

 

Education

Doctorate in Education, Florida International University.  Dissertation Topic:  Algebra I and Other Predictors of High School Dropout. 

Educational Specialist Degree, Computer Education, Nova University. 

Master of Arts Degree, Mathematics, University of Georgia. 

Bachelor of Science Degree (Summa Cum Laude), Mathematics, Armstrong State College.

 

Publications

Algebra I and Other Predictors of High School Dropout,  Florida International University, 2006

Macmillam/McGraw Hill Mathematics, 2004

Lessons Learned: FCAT Sunshine State Standards and Instructional Implications, Florida Department of Education, 2002

Glencoe Pre-Algebra, 1999, 2000 

 

Experiences

Miami Dade College, Assistant Professor, Mathematics

Miami-Dade County Public Schools
            District Mathematics Supervisor
            Mathematics Teacher, Department Chairperson,
Killian Senior, W. R. Thomas Middle,  B. T. Washington Junior High

Florida International University, Adjunct Professor

Nova University, Adjunct Professor

Presenter, National, State and Local Mathematics and Educational Equity Conferences

 

Affiliations

   National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
   National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics
   TODOS:  Mathematics for ALL
   National Coalition for Equity in Education
   Florida Council of Teachers of Mathematics
   Florida Council of Supervisors of Mathematics
   Dade County Council of Teachers of Mathematics