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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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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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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.

Jan 23

Keys to Unlocking Students’ Problem-Solving Skills

Here’s a nice infographic that recently appeared at educationdegrees.nova.edu Note the basic Problem-Solving Process given. It has 5 steps.  Which of our 4 steps (from class) got expanded into 2 steps? Follow the link: http://educationdegrees.nova.edu/resources/infographics/infographic-4/

Dec 01

3D Shapes video

Nice 3D Shapes music video: https://youtu.be/uZ8Jy1xgqPU

Oct 28

Three-Part Ratio Example

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

Oct 17

Putting fractions in lowest terms video

Putting fractions in lowest terms sounds simple, but often it presents difficulties if we don’t have good strategies. Go to the page under PFD to find the video. I hope this helps!

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