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Troy Faulkner
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Interesting Ideas on Improving Mathematics Instruction on Select Topics
In June of 2016, I took two graduate level mathematics
classes (Number Theory and Discrete) at Bemidji
State University (BSU).   BSU’s focus
is on improving mathematics instruction in the K-12 classrooms vs learning high
level mathematics that would never a...

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Follow up blog on Mastery with more details about getting Mastery to really work in your classroom and the benefits of Mastery.

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Mastery (Part 2)
Details of Practical Mastery ·          Mastery Quizzes (short quizzes) o    Mastery quizzes can be done electronically like on
Moodle or can be done on paper and pencil.   The key to the individual lesson mastery quiz is to keep them
short.   A typical les...

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Here is Part 1 of a two part blog on Mastery Learning.

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Mastery (Part 1)
Mastery The
mastery approach allows students to work through material at their own pace. Students will learn a concept/topic then when they are ready,
they take an assessment on that concept.   If they earn 80% or above on that concept, they move on to the ...

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Solving Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities from a Graphical and Algebraic Point of View.
Solving Absolute Value Equations
and Inequalities from a Graphical and Algebraic Point of View. I have
struggled with helping my students understand how to solve absolute value
equations and inequalities with only one variable like |2 x – 8| = 4, |2 x – 8| ...

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The Power of "C" for Correct.
I have my students do “Check for Understanding” worksheets
at the beginning of my flipped class.   These worksheets are typically 3 to 5 questions covering the basics of
the lesson they watched before class.   Having students complete these problems provide...
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