Category Archive: announcements

Aug 30

Tutoring/Help for Math 260

In the Math Resource Office (MRO – Morgan 209) you can get tutoring and help with Math 260 Monday through Thursday.

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 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.)

Oct 03

No Class Fri., Oct. 7, 2016.

Dr. Olsen will be at ICTM on Friday, October 7.  We will not have class on Oct. 7. Written HW will be handed in on Monday.

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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Aug 22

iPad (and Mac) tip for using MML

iPad (and Mac) tip for using MML: Go to settings|Safari and do not Block Pop-ups and under Block Cookies change it to ‘Always Allow.’

Jan 27

45 Growth Mindset Tweets

This semester I will be tweeting 45 useful things to know about the Growth Mindset and being a successful math student. My Twitter is @DrOlsen314 I also have a page listing the tweets here.

Jan 27

MML on an iPad

To view MML in the Safari browser, first go to settings|Safari. De-Select Block Pop-ups & Always Allow Block Cookies. Then reopen Safari. It is best to go to WesternOnline first and then click to get to MML.

Oct 28

Three-Part Ratio Example

Go to this page to see a worked example of a Three-Part Ratio problem.