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Date registered: January 3, 2015

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  1. Using Rich Problems for Differentiated Instruction — June 27, 2017
  2. Hidden Figures Curriculum for Schools — April 17, 2017
  3. Technical website note — March 29, 2017
  4. Educational technology that helps kids learn — and doesn’t — March 2, 2017
  5. Spring Math 304 Websites — March 2, 2017

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Jun 27

Using Rich Problems for Differentiated Instruction

This is a good paper describing the use and characteristics of rich problems. http://math.sfsu.edu/hsu/papers/HsuKyshResek-RichProblems.pdf (The teaching method here is Teaching With Tasks.) Has 3 examples of rich problems First is rich and fairly basic and doable. Second is excellent. #differenceofsquares (I like this one the best. 😀)  Third is quite open-ended. The article does a …

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Apr 17

Hidden Figures Curriculum for Schools

Check out http://mentalfloss.com/article/94297/hidden-figures-coming-classrooms Free download of a curriculum based on the movie Hidden Figures.

Mar 29

Technical website note

I have disabled the comment feature of this website.  I do welcome feedback and comments on this website. Please use the phone, twitter, or email to comment on this website.

Mar 02

Educational technology that helps kids learn — and doesn’t

Good Article: Silicon Valley teacher: Don’t confuse educational technology that helps kids learn — and doesn’t https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/03/01/silicon-valley-teacher-dont-confuse-educational-technology-that-helps-kids-learn-and-doesnt/?utm_term=.f42cdd0ff493

Mar 02

Spring Math 304 Websites

Here are the websites of students in Math 304 at WIU in Spring 2017 https://msrochasite.wordpress.com/ https://wsmath304.wordpress.com/ http://willismath.blogspot.com/ http://hindalsufi.weebly.com/ https://rbetzhome.wordpress.com/ These contain many ideas for how to make learning math meaningful our students. More will be added as the semester progresses. Here’s one more — from Julie. She’s doing some things similar to the Math 304 …

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Feb 18

Weebly and other Internet/Web notes

My top 3 sites for creating free websites are WordPress, Blogger, and Weebly. I have a fairly big section on my Teacher Resources page titled: Web Page Development, Internet Stuff, Computer Hints, Graphics, Music, & Software ‘n Fonts Check it out for more info.

Feb 14

Website Evaluation Form Here

Here is the Website Evaluation Form (.docx):  WEB SITE EVALUATION Form

Jan 27

Apply for the ICTM Scholarship

The Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics gives scholarships each year. We have had WIU math majors will the scholarship. Apply! http://www.ictm.org/ictm-scholarships

Jan 16

Welcome Spring 2017 Math 304 Students

Welcome I welcome the spring 2017 Math 304 students. I look forward to working with you. Three Websites for This Course We use three websites for this course This one – has announcements and links. WesternOnline – has your grades and some things will be turned in here. Math 304 Resources Page – has links. …

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Nov 19

The CCSSM, and now the new SAT, have Moved the Needle

Introduction Two days ago I was at an excellent presentation on the new SAT test. It was at the WIU Mini Conference on Secondary Mathematics Teaching. For the second time in 3 years, I experienced, in one 40-minute presentation, a paradigm shift. I was very impressed by what I saw with the new SAT. I …

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