Nicholas Ponticello

Biography

Nicholas Ponticello is a high school mathematics teacher and STEAM coordinator in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Ponticello graduated from University of California, Berkeley with degrees in mathematics and astrophysics. He completed a sustainability certificate through the UCLA Extension program and earned his Masters in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. He is interested in exploring the intersection of science, sustainability, business, and education, and hopes to encourage more systems thinking and sustainability-themed curricula at the secondary school level.

Mr. Ponticello grew up in Northern California and began his career as the operations manager at KOMENAR Publishing in Oakland, CA. He is a longtime runner, and has coached champion cross-country and track & field teams at the high school level. Mr. Ponticello is also the author of Do Not Resuscitate, a fictional biography that considers transhumanism and the intersection of technology and sustainability. He has studied writing under Kim Krizan (Before Sunrise, Zombie Tales 2061) and Bruce Miller (Handmaid's Tale, Eureka, Medium, ER). Do Not Resuscitate received honorable mention at the 2015 Green Book Festival, which spotlights "books that contribute to greater understanding, respect for and positive action on the changing worldwide environment," and was a semi-finalist in the 2015 Kindle Book Awards for General Fiction.

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Books

Calculus: The Memoirs of Mathias
Price: Free! Words: 700. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Mathematics
Meet Mathias: student, trailblazer, hero. As he makes his way across the globe, finding derivatives and solving integrals, he’ll encounter adventure, heartbreak, and friendship. He’ll learn life lessons and expand his critical knowledge of math. Join Mathias on his journey and help him out along the way, and maybe you’ll learn a thing or two about calculus!
Once Upon a Calculus: A Fairy Adventure Through Mathematical Lands
Price: Free! Words: 790. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Study guides - AP exam
Join our fairytale characters in their thrilling calculus adventures through forests, up beanstalks, to grandmother’s house, and down rabbit holes. Learn the ins and outs of calculus while adventuring with our lovable characters. From derivatives to integrals, this fairytale experience will entertain you with its stunning visuals and concise calculus lessons without the dreariness of a textbook.
The Misshapen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,390. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
At the beginning of the end of time, she was there... One of acclaimed author Nicholas Ponticello's earliest works, The Misshapen originally appeared online in 2006, one of two short stories describing the dark relationship between humans and the world they've created. Nearly a decade later—and for the first time in e-book format—this revised edition offers readers a rare glimpse into the future.

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