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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 →
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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

173: Discover M3 Concept- Making Math Meaningful
Discover how to incorporate Standards for Mathematical Practice in math content to broaden the goal of math education from mere mastery of algorithms to development of critical thinking & problem solving skills through a theme based lesson plan

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 3112

Speakers
avatar for Deepika Srivastava

Deepika Srivastava

STEAM & Innovation Coordinator, Redlands Unified School District


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree B
  8 - 12

8:30am PST

174: Orchestrating A Desire in Your Students to Learn Statistics
We will be doing activities to increase your students' conceptual understanding of statistics by calculating residuals, creating upper and lower bounds of predictions, and creating a unique line of best fit called the least squares regression lines.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 3129

Speakers
CE

CPM Educational Program

Regional Coordinator, College Preparatory Mathematics (CPM)
CPM offers grades 6-calculus math texts using problem based learning in student centered classroom. We support our materials with eight days of professional development led by classroom teachers.


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree C
  8 - 12
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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
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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

102: Supporting Students in Agency Identity and Authority
Research shows importance of students as owners of their learning, with a positive disposition to math, and engaging in high cognitive discourse. We’ll examine how to foster class culture to enable students to develop agency, identity and authority.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 48501

Speakers
avatar for David Foster

David Foster

Executive Director, Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative
David Foster is the executive director of the Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative (SVMI) comprised of over 160 member districts in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Besides the intensive work in California, SVMI consults across the country including New York, Illinois, Massachusetts... Read More →



Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
PSCC-Primrose B
  PK-12

8:30am PST

105: Choosing a Task for Orchestrating Classroom Discussions
How do I select a task to teach common core math to my students? Join us as we investigate criteria for choosing a math task to engage students in the common core. We will use number line tasks for K-12 to illustrate.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 48160

Speakers
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Melanie Maxwell

Mathematics Coach, Riverside Unified School District



Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Renaissance-Chino B
  PK-12

10:30am PST

242: Fractions Number Talks
Explore fraction through open-ended questions that invoke reasoning in order to develop a deep understanding of fraction and their relationships. By utilizing the Mathematical Practices let’s examine the

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 7274

Speakers
avatar for Kim Webb

Kim Webb

Mathematics Consultant, Tulare County Office of Education



Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Renaissance-San Jacinto
  3 - 8

10:30am PST

253: What's the Odds? Probability in Middle School.
Report on a Probability lesson study by three 7th grade teachers and their diverse students. Engage in and reflect on the activities, watch videos of student academic discourse and the Standards for Mathematical Practice in action.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 7769

Speakers
JR

Johnny Reyes

Math 7 & 8 Teacher, Pomona USD
Man, that trip to Costa Rica changed my life forever. Loving everyday! Pura Vida!!


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Renaissance-Andreas
  6 - 8

10:30am PST

211: Math Fact Fluency! Every Teacher's Responsibility!
Kim Sutton will share her motivating approach to math fact fluency through music, dance, and nontraditional activities for students PK-2. Participants will experience a handout filled with games and drills that promise to thrill all students!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 4559

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 →


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
PSCC-Mesquite C
  PK - 2

10:30am PST

212: Number Sense: It all begins with Structuring of Numbers!
Orchestrating a balanced combination of procedure with the conceptual understanding of "doing math" in the K-2 classroom can best be achieved by structuring numbers in the range of 1-20.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 4573

Speakers
avatar for Mary Dickerson

Mary Dickerson

Coordinator Elementary Instruction, Fontana USD
avatar for Jacqueline Piddington

Jacqueline Piddington

Teacher on Assignment- Elementary Mathematics, Fontana Unified School District


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Renaissance-Pueblo B
  PK - 2

10:30am PST

214: Math Lab: Let’s Explore Let’s Share
We share activities and strategies promoting a class culture of discussion and exploration resulting in student ownership and confident problem solvers. Class videos indicate productive struggle while students are meeting the SMP’s in a CGI inspired classroom

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 4575

Speakers
avatar for Gordon Smoire

Gordon Smoire

Teacher, LAUSD
I have taught Kinder through Second grades in LAUSD for the last 18 years. My interest is conceptual learning and creating a classroom culture that accepts success and mistakes. I use concepts from trainings that I have attended in CGI through UCLA, as well as concepts from a Growth... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Hilton-Plaza C
  PK - 2, CGI

1:30pm PST

306: Monitoring a Task for Orchestrating Classroom Discussions
What does a teacher do while students are engaged in a Common Core task? What role does questioning play in monitoring students during such an activity? We will engage participants in creating questions to probe and deepen student thinking.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 9119



Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Renaissance-Chino B
  PK-12

3:30pm PST

472: Functional Thinking for Making Wise Decisions
Let us solve real-world linear programming problems with GeoGebra software by balancing conceptual and procedural knowledge about linear inequalities, systems of equations, functions, and their visual representations with technology.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 12343

Speakers
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Agnes Tuska

Professor, California State University Fresno



Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
PSCC-Mesquite E
  8 - 12
 
Saturday, November 7
 

8:30am PST

570: Lessons for SpED ELL & All Students Who Struggle w/ CCSSM
Participants will experience rigorous mathematics lessons proven to work with Special Ed students. These adapted Common Core lessons will support ALL students who have cognitive challenges with equitable learning of high school Mathematics.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 14319

Speakers
avatar for Dianne DeMille

Dianne DeMille

Mathematics Consultant, JenDi Consultants
How can we support students who struggle in high school to achieve Common Core Mathematics: including Special Ed, English Learners, and All students who struggle to learn mathematics?
JM

Jennifer Munoz

Redlands Unified School District



Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
PSCC-Mesquite A
  8 - 12

8:30am PST

576: Communicating Math through Vocabulary and Writing
Inspire students to unleash their use of precise vocabulary and rigorous writing! Come to this interactive session to explore different strategies that can enhance students’ use of academic vocabulary and develop their writing skills.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 14999

Speakers
DK

Deepti Khare

Math Teacher/Department Chair, Aspire Public Schools
avatar for Craig Rawe

Craig Rawe

Secondary Math Teacher, Aspire Public Schools
I have taught Calculus, Precalculus, Economics, and Algebra 1 through my 6-year career. During this time, I've dived deep into creating reliable and useful curriculum for precalculus - the "undefined" course in most districts - through vertical alignment, problem solving, and the... Read More →



Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Renaissance-Chino B
  8 - 12

10:30am PST

604: Balancing Conceptual Understanding Application and Procedural Fluency in a Common Core Classroom
Understanding what it means to have a balanced approach and the reality of implementing a balanced approach in a classroom are different. This presentation will briefly address the meaning of the elements of a balanced approach, conceptual understanding, application and procedural fluency, but the purpose of the session is to solidify what a balanced approach looks like in a Common Core classroom and to walk away with specific ideas to implement in a classroom to meet the needs of all students, including EL's. To accomplish this, participants will engage in center-type activities designed to address conceptual understanding, application, and procedural fluency while focusing on mathematical language and communication.. Discussions that keep in mind the “spirit of the standards” will culminate with the development of a sequence of the activities.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 15828

Speakers
avatar for Nora Ramirez

Nora Ramirez

Executive Director, TODOS: Mathematics for ALL


Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 11:59am PST
PSCC-Mesquite B
  PK - 5, FEATURED |   Featured, FEATURED

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

675: A Paper Cup + A Gust of Wind = Yearlong Rich Task
Explore how revisiting a rich task over the course of a year in geometry, emphasizes math as reasoning not simply answer-getting and grows capacity for making strategic choices, from use of physical models through application of trig functions.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 17393

Speakers
avatar for Peg Cagle

Peg Cagle

teacher-in-residence, Vanderbilt University/LAUSD
Geometry! 2D, 3D, non-Euclidean, building it using origami-anything geometric and you have my attention. Also interested in thinking with others about the learning trajectory for teachers as professionals. Plus the fact that I am a policy wonk.


Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Renaissance-Andreas
  8 - 12

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

742: Teaching EL Math Students Through Rich Tasks
Participants will experience how rich math problems can be used as language catalysts in heterogeneous classrooms while maintaining high cognitive demand and promote meaningful interactions between all students.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 20404

Speakers
avatar for Glenn Kenyon

Glenn Kenyon

Teacher on Special Assignment, SFUSD
Math content specialist in the SFUSD Math Department who believes in the promise of digital resources as tools to ensure that all students and teachers will make sense of rigorous mathematics in ways that are creative, interactive, and relevant.
avatar for Noam Szoke

Noam Szoke

Math Content Specialist, SFUSD
Noam Szoke is a math content specialist and works with elementary teachers across the district. Previously he taught math and other subjects from preschool to adult, mostly in Oakland, CA. He is passionate about teaching that allows every student's brilliance and creativity to shine... Read More →



Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm PST
Renaissance-Sierra
  3 - 8

1:15pm PST

771: Group Work Strategies for Student Mathematical Discourse
Discover a variety of group work strategies that actively engage your students in mathematical discourse through productive student-to-student conversations about math. Shift yourself from being the sage on the stage to being the guide on the side.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 23886

Speakers
avatar for Micheal Marsh

Micheal Marsh

Teacher, Culver City USD
Micheal Marsh Mathematics Teacher Culver City Unified School District Culver City High School 4401 Elenda Street, Culver City, CA 90230 voice: (310) 842-4200 Ext. 6122 fax: 310-842-4302 michealmarsh@ccusd.org
avatar for Carrie Velasco

Carrie Velasco

Math Teacher, Port of Los Angeles High School



Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm PST
PSCC-Mesquite G
  8 - 12

1:15pm PST

777: Structuring Student Learning with Comprehensive Notebooks
Train your students to create notebooks to deepen their conceptual understanding by keeping track of their learning. See them rely on their structured notes during mathematical discourse and problem solving. Example notebooks will be from high school

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 26096

Speakers
BS

Bence Szamosfalvi

Math Teacher, La Canada High School


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm PST
Hilton-Palm Canyon
  8 - 12

3:15pm PST

876: Discover How Anyone Can Speak Write and Engage Common Core
Learn how to make your classroom fluent in Common Core. Participants will receive new and easy strategies to engage, assess, and improve daily instruction. Small changes in the Algebra classroom will produce big results for the students.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 28939

Speakers
avatar for Cat Nolan

Cat Nolan

Mathematics Teacher, Capistrano Unified School District


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm PST
Renaissance-Catalina
  8 - 12

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