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Welcome to California Mathematics Council - South’s 2015 Annual Conference Program!
This year’s conference is in Fabulous Palm Springs, Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7!
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Friday, November 6
 

8:30am PST

156: Teaching Statistics in the Middle School Classroom
Embrace uncertainty! Teach statistics in a fun and relevant way to your middle students! Teachers will walk away with ready-to-use classroom activities and a new understanding of how to orchestrate student understanding of statistics.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 3040

Speakers
JJ

Jessica Jordan

Pomona Unified School District
BD

Brisia De La Rosa

Pomona Unified School District


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Hard Rock-Palladium South
  6 - 8

8:30am PST

157: We Need to Reason Why: Division of Fractions
Lets investigate how we model division of fractions through the Common Core State Standards. We will trace how to teach the development throughout the grades. The Standards for Mathematical Practice will also be addressed.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 3051

Speakers
CW

Carmen Whitman

Mathematics For All Consulting


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Hard Rock-Woodstock Two
  6 - 8

8:30am PST

158: Ratios/Proportions in the Common Core Classroom
Struggling to have your students make sense of ratios/proportions? In this session, participants will see how to encourage students to model ratios/proportions in the Common Core classroom so that they can make sense of the math involved.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 3094

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Lau

Thomas Lau

Science Teacher, Baldwin Park USD
Have been teaching for 15+ years at Baldwin Park USD. Work with all level of students from Elementary to High School. I have worked on Math and Science Curriculum for the school district. Always actively searching for proven methods to increase student learning and then share them... Read More →
CK

Caroline Kwak Lau

Curriculum Specialist, Baldwin Park USD



Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Hard Rock-Woodstock Three
  6 - 8

8:30am PST

179: Move and Groove in the Classroom with Engaging Activities
Get students moving and talking with activities that will not only engage, but support all levels of student learning. Activities give teachers informal assessments of student progress. Student work will be examined and resources provided.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 3992

Speakers
MC

Marcella Cook

Colton Joint Unified School District
avatar for Linda Faulk

Linda Faulk

Teacher, Colton JUSD
Math, Math and more Math. I am currently doing a lot of reading about brain research and how to structure classroom lessons to take advantage of how students learn. I love to hear about activities that get and keep kids engaged and topics that teachers find difficult. When we share... Read More →



Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Hard Rock-Palladium North
  8 - 12

8:30am PST

196: Taming the AP Statistics Investigative Task
The investigative task asks students to transfer their statistical understanding to a novel setting. In this session, we’ll examine strategies based on the mathematical practice standards to help students tackle these outside-the-box questions.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 4285

Speakers
avatar for Daren Starnes

Daren Starnes

Math Department Chair, The Lawrenceville School
The Lawrenceville School



Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Hard Rock-Roxy One
  8 - 12, AP Stats

8:30am PST

106: Steam into Common Core
Use STEM, Arts and traditional project based learning to deliver Common Core content K-8 and Algebra I.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 49027

Speakers
MW

Maz Wright

President, TPS Publishing Inc.
Curriculum development has traditionally followed the mechanical standardization format found in the industry. Schools look for the "machine" that is most likely to produce the final "product" of acceptable quality and train their teachers how to run it. Teachers start on page one... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Hard Rock-Roxy
  PK-12

10:30am PST

256: Algebra Intervention Rigor Problem Solving and the CCSS
What’s rigor? Examine essential elements for conceptually based algebra intervention that support the CCSS, embeds SMPs, emphasizing discourse, problem solving & writing. EL & PLC friendly. Do math, receive material that models the CCSS assessments

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 7775

Speakers
avatar for Mardi Gale

Mardi Gale

Senior Research Associate, WestEd


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Hard Rock-Palladium South
  6 - 8

10:30am PST

257: Fun With Statistics in Middle School
We will experience two engaging statistics lessons. First, we will pursue math modeling by performing a simulation that estimates the number of fish in a lake. Second, we will find and use our name scores to discuss and illustrate center and spread.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 7776

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Hagman

Jennifer Hagman

Secondary Math Coach, UC Los Angeles Math Project
When I'm not working on math problems, or working with teachers, I enjoy crafting and spending time with my husband and cat.


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Hard Rock-Woodstock Three
  6 - 8

10:30am PST

274: Orchestrating Simulations in Common Core Statistics
The Common Core requires students to understand information from simulations in order to reason statistically. This session will target ways teachers can enhance their statistics instruction and student understanding through the use of simulation.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 8297

Speakers
avatar for Jason Molesky

Jason Molesky

Apple Education Development Executive, Lakeville Area Public Schools
My goal? Simple...To facilitate change in the educational system through dynamic leadership, engaging professional development, innovative resource development, and a commitment to the continuous improvement process. My description? Simple...turbonerd & datageek.
avatar for Douglas Tyson

Douglas Tyson

Teacher, Central York SD
I'm a former Mathematics teacher who is now a Statistics teacher. Teaching Statistics is my passion, but I also like growing tomatoes, making snow, and scuba diving. Jelly Belly jelly beans are my Kryptonite.



Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Hard Rock-Palladium North
  8 - 12, AP Stats

10:30am PST

275: Classroom Routines to Support Mathematical Discourse
Talking about math helps students develop a deeper understanding of their own and their peers’ thinking and to better communicate ideas. A math talk doesn’t have to take all day. Each activity is a “bite-sized” task that allows for rich discussion.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 8298

Speakers
avatar for Bree Pickford-Murray

Bree Pickford-Murray

Teacher, The Bay School of SF



Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Hard Rock-Roxy
  8 - 12

10:30am PST

276: Math Tech-Toolkit
What is a 21st Century Skills Math teacher, where our students use tools appropriately, communicate readily, and collaborate regularly? Learn to model these practices with this tech toolbox and increase your ability to engage ALL students.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 8299

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Lasek

Rachel Lasek

Mathematics Department Lead / Instructional Technology Coach, West Sonoma County Union High School
Rachel Lasek is a Mathematics and French teacher at a rural, public high school in Northern California, with over ten years experience. She has taught a wide-range of mathematics courses ranging from Remedial Math to Honors Precalculus. Over the past two years, Rachel spearheaded... Read More →



Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Hard Rock-Woodstock One
  8 - 12

10:30am PST

277: What Makes a Good Application Problem?
A central theme of the Common Core is Applications - using math in situations that require mathematical knowledge. What makes a good application? We will examine this question through a few well-chosen examples.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 8690

Speakers
avatar for Tom Seidenberg

Tom Seidenberg

Mathematics, Phillips Exeter Academy
I've taught 41 years - 15 in public, 26 in private. I helped write the mathematics curriculum at Phillips Exeter Academy. I am the director of the Anja S. Greer Mathematics &Technology Conference at Exeter (www.exeter.edu/mst), and I do workshops for schools on curriculum and student-centered... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Hard Rock-Woodstock Two
  8 - 12

10:30am PST

278: Building Conceptual Understanding with Scenario-Based Tasks
We will share Scenario Based Tasks that help student create meaningful mathematical connections in the Function Strand of the CCSS. We will discuss how we have modified these tasks to promote productive struggle in our classroom.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 161571

Speakers
avatar for Nate Goza

Nate Goza

Teacher, Math for America Los Angeles
avatar for Liem Tran

Liem Tran

Math Teacher, Los Angeles Unified School District


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Hard Rock-Roxy Two
  8 - 12

10:30am PST

296: Connecting Data Analysis Design and Statistical Inference
Students often miss the link between how and what kinds of data were collected and the appropriate methods of analysis. In this session, we’ll look at several applets that promote this connection and discuss strategies for using them effectively.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 8720

Speakers
avatar for Daren Starnes

Daren Starnes

Math Department Chair, The Lawrenceville School
The Lawrenceville School



Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Hard Rock-Roxy One
  8 - 12, AP Stats

1:30pm PST

357: Weapons of Math Instruction...APPS-olutely!
Learn how to use a variety of apps in your classroom that allow students to move beyond pencil and paper and into the tech age of math! Some of the apps: Google Forms, Kahoot, gMath, and more.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 10445

Speakers
avatar for Steve Morris

Steve Morris

TOSA, Riverside USD
This is my 29th year of teaching in Riverside USD and what a ride it has been to this point! I have had the awesome opportunity to teach elementary and secondary grade levels. The last two years, I have been a teacher on special assignment, helping some of our Custom Schools with... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Hard Rock-Roxy Two
  6 - 8

1:30pm PST

358: Football Foul Play Fish and Functions
Don’t have time for those new statistics standards? Engaging, hands-on lessons attack them head on while also covering key middle and high school algebra standards. Free additional online and print resources given.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 10446

Speakers
MN

Michael Nakamaye

Professor of Mathematics, University of New Mexico
MS

Michelle Sidwell

UCLA Curtis Center



Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Hard Rock-Woodstock Two
  6 - 8

1:30pm PST

377: Two-Way Frequency Tables: Teaching a New Statistics Standard
Come investigate patterns of association in bivariate categorical data by creating/interpreting two-way tables! You’ll deepen your knowledge of new statistics content in this engaging presentation and leave with conceptually driven lesson resources.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 11092

Speakers
avatar for Chase Orton

Chase Orton

PD Facilitator and Curriculum Writer, Center for Mathematics and Teaching
I'm passionate about helping promote student engagement in the math classroom. I work with teachers to help them find ways they can breathe more life into math curriculum by creating a classroom culture of inquiry, collaboration, and exploration.



Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Hard Rock-Palladium South
  8 - 12

1:30pm PST

378: Understanding the Statistics in Common Core Algebra 1 & 2
Statistics depth and content have been dramatically increased under the Common Core. Many of these concepts are new to many teachers. This session will examine the theory behind the essential concepts of this new stat content via a 20+ page handout.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 11095

Speakers
DR

Dr. Robert Gerver

North Shore Schools (retired)



Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Hard Rock-Woodstock One
  8 - 12

1:30pm PST

396: Stats Projects for CCSS--Engaging AND Meaningful Projects!
Assigning data collection projects when we teach stats is an obvious way to make your unit fun. From middle school to AP projects, we will explore rubrics, the very helpful GAISE document, and technology resources to make your stats projects awesome!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 11294

Speakers
avatar for Jared Derksen

Jared Derksen

Teacher Specialist, Mathematics, Chaffey JUHSD


GAISE pptx

Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Hard Rock-Roxy One
  8 - 12, AP Stats

1:30pm PST

305: Starting a Math Fight
Gone are the days of a "One Right Answer" math classroom. We will explore free resources that you can use to ignite an argument in your class without doing much frontloading. Prepare to justify and critique the reasoning of others!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 9043

Speakers
avatar for John Stevens

John Stevens

Chaffey JUHSD
John is an instructional math and technology coach in Southern California. He is the author of Table Talk Math and co-author of The Classroom Chef, blogs about his passions at http://fishing4tech.com, and would love to create more opportunities for kids to love mathematics.


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Hard Rock-Roxy
  PK-12

3:30pm PST

481: Interactive Transformations: Sense Making With Visual Tools
Transformations are more than a before and after image. Get quick tips on how to effectively use common classroom tools, including those that don’t plug in. Explore area with rigid congruence, circles with similarity, and more. (BYOD)

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 12455

Speakers
avatar for Jedidiah Butler

Jedidiah Butler

TOSA - Instructional Tech, Heritage HS, Perris UHSD
Jedidiah Butler has taught nearly every math course and grade for the secondary classroom, where he incorporated 1:1 technology. Throughout his career, he's been dynamically leading, facilitating, and supporting teachers and students. Jed now innovates with Perris Union High School... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
Hard Rock-Palladium South
  8 - 12

3:30pm PST

407: Engagement Through Student Created Math Videos
I’ve never seen my students so engaged! Find out how students can create videos on their phone for your math classroom to teach CCSS-M. Student videos, a rubric, student directions, follow-up questions, and tips for implementation will be provided.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 11569

Speakers
avatar for Sean Nank

Sean Nank

Adjunct Professor/Researcher/Author, American College of Education
I am a mathematics educator, Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching recipient, author, researcher, and consultant. I am a core faculty member at the American College of Education, adjunct professor at California State University San Marcos, and... Read More →



Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
Hard Rock-Woodstock Two
  PK-12
 
Saturday, November 7
 

10:30am PST

633: Place Value: Foundation to Success in All Operations
Participants will make connections from place value routines to the NBT progressions. Learn strategies to support students' conceptual understanding of place value. See how the CRA model supports all operations. SMPs 3, 5, 7, and 8 will be addressed.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 16766

Speakers
SB

Sophia Burr

District Math Coach TK - 8th grades, Dinuba USD
avatar for Nicholas Lopez

Nicholas Lopez

K-8 District Math Coach, Dinuba USD
I am a K-8 District Math Coach in the Central San Joaquin Valley. I have 8 years classroom experience in the 4th-8th grade setting. I have focused professional efforts within the Concrete-Representational-Abstract lesson progression and task development to promote student growth via... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Hard Rock-Woodstock Three
  3 - 5

10:30am PST

615: Lil' Mathematicians Workstations
We will use hands on activities for young learners to extend and apply the knowledge to other subject area. Other focus areas include: setting up an engaging classroom environment,classroom management tips, and innovative ways implement activities.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 16516

Speakers
avatar for Shalek Chappill

Shalek Chappill

Master Teacher , Educational R&D, Resource Area For Teaching - RAFT


Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Hard Rock-Woodstock One
  PK - 2

10:30am PST

616: Learning to Love the Number Line! Whole Number Operations
The number line is an enduring instrument teachers can use to orchestrate their whole number addition and subtraction instruction. This interactive session supports teachers in harnessing the power of number lines as models for student thinking.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 16517

Speakers
avatar for Cristina Charney

Cristina Charney

Instructional Specialist K-5 Mathematics, North Thurston Public Schools
avatar for Janeal Maxfield

Janeal Maxfield

Instructional Specialist K-5 Mathematics, North Thurston Public Schools
Number lines!


Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Hard Rock-Woodstock Two
  PK - 2

1:15pm PST

746: Hearts in an Earthworm a Pentagon Toes on Human Foot?
What do these have in common?They were discussed on day 5 of our 100 Day Book.We’ll share a routine with fraction, decimal, %, & prime factoring work evoking student generated conjectures and connections (dimes in $.50; ½ of 10; binary code & more)

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 334561

Speakers
avatar for Teresa McCarthy

Teresa McCarthy

6th Grade Math & Inquiry Teacher, Double Peak K-8, San Marcos Unified School District
This will be my 20th year teaching. I recently transitioned to 6th grade single subject math after teaching 5th grade (10 years) in San Marcos, CA. Prior to that, I taught middle school special education classes for 4 years, one year of 6th grade in an elementary setting in Corona... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Paulson

Nancy Paulson

Teacher, San Marcos USD
I currently teach 5th Grade, but I've taught grades 4-8 for my whole career, including 9 years Middle School Pre-Algebra and Algebra. I earned my Masters of Education degree, with an emphasis in K-8 Mathematics Education from San Diego State University in May of 2012. My 20-Month-old... Read More →



Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm PST
Hard Rock-Woodstock One
  3 - 8

1:15pm PST

747: Composing Problem Solving in Your Common Core Classroom
All students are capable of developing critical thinking skills by working collaboratively. Participants will learn how to conduct a classroom of problem solvers and student discussion by learning how to use the development of student work.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 334562

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Morris

Jennifer Morris

Principal, Foothill Knolls STEM Academy of Innovation
My passion is my work in education. As a school leader, I empower all students by opening windows and doors through meaningful Project Based Learning. Studying neuroscience research and how it applies to 21st-century learning drives my work. I believe students need to design and... Read More →
avatar for Kristyl Nuckolls

Kristyl Nuckolls

Teacher, Upland Unified School District



Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm PST
Hard Rock-Roxy
  3 - 8

1:15pm PST

712: Orchestrating Students Mathematics Via Professional Noticing
CCSS is structured to ensure mathematical success for all. What does all mean and how is it evidenced in students' mathematical interactions? Participate in viewing video to notice and make decisions about how students approach mathematical tasks.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 19811

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Gamino

Elizabeth Gamino

Research Associate, AIMS Center for Math & Science Edication
MR

Melinda Riccardi

AIMS Center for Math and Science Education


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm PST
Hard Rock-Roxy Two
  PK - 2

3:15pm PST

845: Composing Problem Solving in Your Common Core Classroom
All students are capable of developing critical thinking skills by working collaboratively. Participants will learn how to conduct a classroom of problem solvers and student discussion by learning how to use the development of student work.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 28321

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Morris

Jennifer Morris

Principal, Foothill Knolls STEM Academy of Innovation
My passion is my work in education. As a school leader, I empower all students by opening windows and doors through meaningful Project Based Learning. Studying neuroscience research and how it applies to 21st-century learning drives my work. I believe students need to design and... Read More →
avatar for Kristyl Nuckolls

Kristyl Nuckolls

Teacher, Upland Unified School District



Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm PST
Hard Rock-Woodstock One
  3 - 8

3:15pm PST

811: Games for the PK-2 Grade Classroom!
Experience how effective simple number sense games can be to develop a sense of tens, doubles and place value beginnings! Kim Sutton will share her motivating style of singing, dancing and playing games that will spark your math classroom!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 27413

Speakers
avatar for Kim Sutton

Kim Sutton

Educational Consultant, Creative Mathematics
Kim Sutton has been an elementary educator for more than 40 years, having taught primary, intermediate, and upper grades. Kim has won many honors and had many exciting experiences: • Mentor Teacher in Mathematics and Science • Finalist for the Presidential Award as “Math Teacher... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm PST
Hard Rock-Woodstock Three
  PK - 2

3:15pm PST

806: Research Can Impact Curricular Decisions in a K-12 Classroom
"One sees what one is ready to see." Making decisions based on what you notice in a child's approach is only effective if you know what you are looking for. Using video we will discuss how even a minimum of reading can improve our skills of noticing.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 27143

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Gamino

Elizabeth Gamino

Research Associate, AIMS Center for Math & Science Edication
avatar for Lori Hamada

Lori Hamada

Executive Director, AIMS Center for Math & Science Education



Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm PST
Hard Rock-Roxy Two
  PK-12