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Date registered: January 3, 2015

Latest posts

  1. Welcome Spring 2018 Math 304 Students — January 13, 2018
  2. Using Rich Problems for Differentiated Instruction — June 27, 2017
  3. Hidden Figures Curriculum for Schools — April 17, 2017
  4. Technical website note — March 29, 2017
  5. Educational technology that helps kids learn — and doesn’t — March 2, 2017

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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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Sep 19

Stick that in your head

Here’s a ‘quote’ I came up with on one of my runs one day. Someday I should turn this into a lecture. Perhaps uttered at the end of a class period: Stick that in your head, so that when you need it, you’ll have it. More fully: Stick that in your head, so that when …

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May 04

The Redesigned SAT: What Every Math Teacher Needs To Know

Upcoming ICTM Webinar on the SAT The Redesigned SAT: What Every Illinois Math Teacher Needs To Know 3:30 PM on Monday, May 16 The redesigned mathematics SAT is rolling out this spring, and will become common across Illinois in the next year. Do you know about its major changes? ICTM invites you to join Bill Trapp, Executive …

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Apr 27

Check out openmiddle.com

I like https://t.co/CnV6LGaZgB Example: https://t.co/NISNnmCYgo #Math #ProblemSolving https://t.co/tncHYXv8ao — Jim Olsen (@DrOlsen314) April 27, 2016 It does appear to be somewhat CCSSM-based.

Apr 26

Free Worksheets site – Kuta


Apr 26

7 Websites Spring 2016

The websites for the Spring 2016 Math 304 students are http://hale123.weebly.com/ https://sites.google.com/site/mrcurlott/ https://burlingameblog.wordpress.com/ http://andrewschwarz25.weebly.com/ https://elijahcsimmons.wordpress.com/ https://misskielminski.wordpress.com/ http://kyledoesmath.weebly.com/

Mar 29

Verifying Trig Identities in the CCSSM

My question is below. Bill McCallum’s answer is here: From: “William (Bill) McCallum” <wmc@math.arizona.edu> To: “James R Olsen” <JR-Olsen@wiu.edu> Sent: Monday, March 28, 2016 8:06:34 PM Subject: Re: trig identities question   Jim, As you have noted, the identities explicitly required by the standards are limited. But the standards do not cover everything that STEM …

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Mar 28

State Testing: An Interactive Breakdown of 2015-16 Plans

Check out https://twitter.com/DrOlsen314/status/714479412406837248 #CCSS #PARCC #SmarterBalanced #ACT #SAT

Mar 23

Parenting, math, and the Growth Mindset

Handout for Parents

Mar 18

Evidence Based Teaching Strategies

Top 10 Evidence Based Teaching Strategies http://www.evidencebasedteaching.org.au/evidence-based-teaching-strategies/

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