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Oct 06

ICTM – Hands-on Division with Fractions for Student Understanding

On Saturday, October 7, 2023, I’m presenting at the ICTM Annual Conference in Naperville, IL, at 3:00 pm. I’m presenting with one of  my students, Cailey Platt. The title of our presentation is: Hands-on Division with Fractions for Student Understanding. Links to the handouts and slides for the presentation can be found here. (or use …

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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) – used for the Mastery Quizzes (later …

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Sep 09

Practice Homework Note

Note: The MyMathLab (MML) homework (which is for practice) will be left open through the end of the semester.  This is following a request by a student.  This way it can be practiced later on for exams and the final exam. The graded homework (which are quizzes inside MML) of course have a due date.

Aug 25

Note for August 2015 – MML!! ~~ update

To access MyMathLab you do this straight from WesternOnline (WO).  Log on the WO first. (Go to Math 260.) Click the Pearson link.  The following document shows how to do this See   – Note: This page was updated slightly on 8/26/2015.  

Apr 01

Study plan tips for studying for exams You can earn a LEG UP coupon for creating a study plan and study materials and showing them to Dr. Olsen (within a week after the exam). Exam II Exam III You can earn a LEG UP coupon for having your notebook organized and have it contain a typed cover page.