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Date registered: January 13, 2015

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  1. America Reads Volunteer Opportunity — August 23, 2019
  2. Welcome – Fall 2019 — July 15, 2019
  3. Tutoring/Help for Math 260 — August 30, 2017
  4. Percent Change of the Income Tax Rate in Illinois — July 13, 2017
  5. Pipe Cleaner Number Lines — January 23, 2017

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Aug 23

America Reads Volunteer Opportunity

Here are two documents (brochure and application form) detailing a very good volunteer opportunity for teacher education majors. Tutors currently work at Lincoln Elementary school from 2:15 pm – 3:45 pm and at an after-school program at The Crossing from 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm.  If you have questions, ask in the WIU Reading Center …

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Jul 15

Welcome – Fall 2019

I look forward to working with you in this course. Dr. Olsen Welcome to Math 260! This website is 1 of 3 websites we use for Math 260. This page has links and SBA Objectives and the SBA Schedule of SBA Quizzes and course announcements. WesternOnline (WO) http://wo.wiu.edu/ – used for the Mastery Quizzes (later …

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Aug 30

Tutoring/Help for Math 260

In the Math Resource Office (MRO – Morgan 209) you can get tutoring and help with Math 260. Hours will be posted in the second week of classes at http://www.wiu.edu/cas/mathematics_and_philosophy/academic/help_center.php    

Jul 13

Percent Change of the Income Tax Rate in Illinois

In July 2017 the Illinois State Legislature raised the income tax rate from 3.75% to 4.95%.  This change can be described two ways.  “The tax rate increased by 1.2 percentage points.”  or  “The tax rate increased 32%.” Percent change = change/original = 1.2/3.75 = .32 = 32% Percent change is the primary way that we …

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Jan 23

Pipe Cleaner Number Lines

Pipe Cleaner Number Lines are under PFD Hands On Fraction Activities

Jan 20

Extra Credit Opportunity

As discussed on 1/18/17, you may earn 5 pts of extra credit (to be added to the total of your exam scores). On Monday, 1/23/17, after class those interested will meet in MRO (MG 209) to make some ‘fuzzy stick’ number lines. Dr. O will bring all the supplies. Just show up. If you make …

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Nov 18

A couple useful 3D diagrams

Useful diagrams. Click to open the Word file: 3d-diagrams

Nov 14

You may use a calculator on the Problem Solving Quiz

You may use a calculator on the Problem Solving Quiz. (Please help pass the word.) (The Problem Solving Quiz is Nov. 14 & 16, as per the syllabus.)

Sep 07

MML Technical Support

Technical support from MML (Pearson) is 800-677-6337.

Aug 30

MyMathLab (online textbook) issue is now resolved !

The errors with MyMathLab (MML) have now been corrected. We are using the 12th edition of the textbook. You can use the link. Go to wo.wiu.edu (WesternOnline). Then click Math 260. Then click Pearson link on the right-hand side. You will have to have a Pearson login (or re-use one from a past semester). You …

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