Natalie Rivera

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Mathematics Faculty
 Phone: 623.935.8467
 Location: EST N 268
3:00 pm-6:00 pm
11:45 am-12:45 pm
Office Hours Additional Information 
For Spring and Fall 2023 courses, hours will be held virtually using Zoom as well as in person. Students enrolled in my courses will have the Zoom link available to them in Canvas. Those not enrolled in courses please send an email to natalie.river[email protected] or leave a voicemail at 623.935.8467.


B.A. Mathematics
Arizona State University
M.S. Statistics
Arizona State University
Ed.D. Educational Leadership and Innovation
Arizona State University

My goal as a mathematics instructor is to help students gain the ability to think about problem solving strategies in mathematics.  My approach to mathematics teaching is involving students in their learning.  I use cooperative learning strategies in every course on a daily basis.  Students participate in activities that involve groups as well as individual work.

Students enrolled in Live Online course sections will be interacting with each other through the use of Break Out rooms and other modalities facilitated by me.

Academic Interests 
My academic interests include engaging with students enrolled in my mathematics courses. I use cooperative learning strategies promoted by David and Roger Johnson. I enjoy learning about brain theory and how to best incorporate brain friendly teaching strategies within the classroom. Other interests especially during this time of the pandemic is to help students experience a sense of safety in a virtual environment. I also intend to help students navigate the virtual realm of learning
College Service 
2021 Faculty Professional Growth Representative
2018-2022 College Review Research Committee (CRRC)
2016 - 2022 Faculty Mentor
2011 Title V Skills for Success Faculty Representative
District Service 
2021 FPG Travel & Summer Projects Representative
2010 FPG Horizontal Advancement Representative
American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges Member
Arizona Chapter - Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges Member
Awards and Recognitions 

2013 CPED Dissertation in Practice Award

2017 Valle del Sol Profiles of Success EMCC Recipient

Recent Professional Development Activities 

2021 - ACUE Cohort Participant

Classes Current Teaching
Name Title Term Days Times/Dates
MAT141 View class details for College Mathematics (MAT141)College Mathematics FAL23 AUG 21 - OCT 13
MAT141 View class details for College Mathematics (MAT141)College Mathematics FAL23 R 7:10am - 9:40am
OCT 24 - DEC 15
MAT141 View class details for College Mathematics (MAT141)College Mathematics FAL23 OCT 23 - DEC 15

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