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Date registered: January 13, 2015

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  1. Dr. Olsen’s office hours for final exam week: — December 9, 2019
  2. Extra Tutoring for Math 260 this week — October 22, 2019
  3. Important Announcements: — October 1, 2019
  4. America Reads Volunteer Opportunity — August 23, 2019
  5. Welcome – Fall 2019 — July 15, 2019

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Dec 09

Dr. Olsen’s office hours for final exam week:

Office Hours for final exam week: Monday 8:30-10am; Tuesday 11am – 1pm; Wednesday 8:30-10am. Thursday and Friday by appointment.

Oct 22

Extra Tutoring for Math 260 this week

Extra Tutoring for Math 260 Will be Available Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:00pm – 12:30pm Friday, October 25, 2019 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Oct 01

Important Announcements:

Dr. Olsen will be out of town at a conference the week of Oct. 7-11. Class will not meet the week of Oct. 7-11. (Fri., Oct 11, is fall break.) One class meeting will be cancelled the week of Oct. 7-11. As a substitute for the other class meeting, we will have 3 videos: a …

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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

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