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Date registered: January 13, 2015

Latest posts

  1. 3 Great WIU Graduates Teaching MS Math — October 9, 2020
  2. Fun Math Challenges For Kids — March 20, 2020
  3. Infographic: Making Sense of Percent Change — March 18, 2020
  4. America Reads Volunteer Opportunity — August 23, 2019
  5. Welcome to the course — July 15, 2019

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Oct 09

3 Great WIU Graduates Teaching MS Math

These guys are teaching math and helping students in many ways. Read the full story here (from WIU website). Read the full story here (from McDonough County Voice Newspaper).

Mar 20

Fun Math Challenges For Kids

Fun Math Challenges For Kids I have a nephew who is getting bored (being out of school).  He likes math.  I’m preparing some fun math challenges for my nephew and any other elementary student that wants to try some fun math. Please see the Area for Kids above and the Fun Math Challenges For Kids …

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Mar 18

Infographic: Making Sense of Percent Change

Here’s my (big) *Making Sense of Percent Change* Infographic. Let me know what you think plz. #iteachmath #7RP3andBeyond

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 to the course

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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