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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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