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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).

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Tostitos fiesta bowl – some of the best highlights of all time

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Look at problems as a diamond, with multiple facets, and not as a coin, With only two sides

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Leadership is clarity, transparency, support, and trust

Leadership is clarity, set goals & purpose. Cast a vision transparency, Communication support, Do you have tools trust, and empower them to be creative, and failure is OK. Q: What are the key aspects of #leadership in a primarily remote … Continue reading

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Nathan Karsjens website

Nathan Karsjens website is https://mednathan.wordpress.com/ Nathan is a mathematics major in secondary teacher education at Western Illinois University (and a Leatherneck football player).

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Atmospheric Pressure, inches of Mercury, and Pascals

I got a smart watch for Christmas. It has a ‘compass’ that also shows my longitude, latitude, altitude, and the Atmospheric Pressure in hPA. So I studied up on the units for Atmospheric Pressure. Disclaimer: This is crude. I want … Continue reading

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Graphicacy

Good summary of what graphicacy is, especially early graphicacy in children. ´┐╝ Click to access espresso_22_early_graphicacy.pdf This definition of graphicacy´┐╝ does not seem to be comprehensive enough to include spatial sense, but is an important subset, or component of, spatial … Continue reading

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Two community colleges show how students can succeed without** remedial math courses

**Actually there is remediation, but it is just-in-time. There is corequisite support/remediation. This sounds promising. Students do not like (or, equivalently, are not motivated) to take a semester-long remediation course. Under this plan, the students may be taking a similar … Continue reading

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How to Graphically Interpret the Complex Roots of a Quadratic Equation

Very good stuff here. Nice mathematics, nice symmetry, nice visually! Nice paper with an explanation of what is going on by Carmen Melliger here. Good mathematics! Nice graphic by Shana McKay from Scaffolded Math. See also.

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Websites for Spring 2019 – Math 304

Evan Wignall – https://etwignall98.weebly.com/ Will Kline – https://kline55.wordpress.com/

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