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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

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

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

118: Developing Problem Solvers in the Primary Classrooms
How do you teach young students to engage in problem solving? This workshop will provide strategies to help students develop a mathematical mindset and problem solving skills. Experience these strategies firsthand and see evidence of student work.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 49743

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Linder

Jeff Linder

Math Specialist, Montecito USD
Thinking Routines Problem Solving UCSB Mathemaics Project Number Talks
AS

Abbey Shaw Linder

Rio School District



Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Hilton-Plaza D
  PK - 2

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

254: Getting Students To Ask Better Questions
Questioning is a key part of student learning and a vibrant classroom. This session will explore different types of questions ranging from factual to divergent, and we will brainstorm ways to increase the quality and quantity of student questions.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 7771

Speakers
avatar for Avery Pickford

Avery Pickford

Math Teacher, Lick-Wilmerding HS
The way I teach math != the way I was taught math. This is my Nth year teaching, but I haven't come close to "figuring it all out." I try to get my students to do as much of the thinking as possible, and I am particularly interested in the teaching and learning of mathematical habits... Read More →



Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr
  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

10:30am PST

223: Enhance Problem Solving With Blended Learning
Rich math lessons need class time for deep discussion and exploration, but implementing the right blended model also demands time and energy. Learn how great tech, aligned with CCSS, supports inquiry and helps learners to be better mathematicians.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 5385

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Donna Knoell

Dr. Donna Knoell

Educational Consultant
Dr. Donna L. Knoell is an esteemed, highly sought after speaker and educational and technology consultant who works with schools, districts, and teachers, to help them improve their instructional programs, with special emphasis on advancing achievement and engagement for Gifted and... Read More →
JT

Joe Trahan

Curriculum Designer, Dreambox Learning


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Hilton-Palm Canyon
  PK - 5

1:30pm PST

371: Expected Value: Orchestrating Understanding
A sequence of activities from the CMP materials building strong conceptual understanding of expected value with area models and simulations. Compute EV's to make decisions in different contexts. Change EV from a rule to a problem solving concept.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 10472

Speakers
avatar for Jim Short

Jim Short

Math Coordinator, Ventura County Office of Education



Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
PSCC-Mesquite D
  8 - 12

1:30pm PST

372: Learning Over Time With Task-based Instruction (Part 2)
This session will continue the cycle of tasks introduced in Part 1. Conceptual understanding is only the beginning. It’s important and necessary for our students to get good at the math. Enduring understanding and procedural fluency is the goal.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 10506

Speakers
BK

Barbara Kuehl

author and consultant, Mathematics Vision Project
avatar for Janet Sutorius

Janet Sutorius

author and consultant, Mathematics Vision Project
We offer more than 200 rich tasks and they are free! If you are using the MVP curriculum or are interested in it, ask about professional development. Our professional development shows teachers how to use task-based instruction in their classroom. It embodies the 8 Teaching Practices... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
PSCC-Mesquite E
  8 - 12

1:30pm PST

374: Promoting Critical Thinking in Geometry
Providing students with in-depth, engaging tasks allows them to think critically & use problem solving techniques. Teachers will experience Geometry tasks & discuss how the tasks address the Standards for Mathematical Practice.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 10726

Speakers
KM

Katie Martinez

Math Teacher/Department Chair, La Costa Canyon HS


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Renaissance-Andreas
  8 - 12

1:30pm PST

394: Calculus Before Calculus in a Student Centered Class
Why wait until calculus to have students explore topics such as rates of change. With technology, carefully written problems and student led discussions, they can grasp concepts before seeing them formally in a calculus class.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 11268

Speakers


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr
  8 - 12, AP Calculus

1:30pm PST

312: “I’m Bored”: Challenging Advanced Learners in Primary Grades
Have you ever heard students say, “I’m bored” in math? How do we provide challenge for primary students without simply assigning more problems? Learn how to keep kids engaged and excited about learning math and receive resources to use Monday!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 9193

Speakers
avatar for Michele Ogden, Ed.D.

Michele Ogden, Ed.D.

Principal, Irvine Unified School District


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Hilton-Plaza D
  PK - 2

3:30pm PST

470: Create an Engaging & Dynamic Algebra Classroom
Enhance & Orchestrate your Algebra Classroom with hands on activities, math talks and performance tasks. Take home activities and handouts provided.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 12284

Speakers
avatar for Kasey Grant

Kasey Grant

High School Math Teacher, FJUHSD
I am in my 13th year of teaching math. I specialize in Algebra 1. I have been the Math Coach & Algebra Team Leader for my site, on the curriculum committee and have been a leader among my peers. I am also involved in curriculum development. I was on the 2008 Advisory Board for... Read More →
AR

Al Rabanera

Fullerton Joint Union High School District



Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
PSCC-Mesquite A
  8 - 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
AT

Agnes Tuska

Professor, California State University Fresno



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

3:30pm PST

495: I Love My AP Calculus Class!
Participants get motivational strategies for success in AP Calculus, review tips & tricks on building a successful AP program, explore ways to make their program and class exciting, and learn strategies to help ensure student success on the AP exam.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 12623

Speakers
avatar for Howard Alcosser

Howard Alcosser

Mathematics Teacher, Walnut Valley USD
Howard Alcosser has taught all levels of high school mathematics for 37 years. He has taught AP Calculus AB and BC and IB Higher Level Math at Diamond Bar High School in Diamond Bar, California for 32 years where he has been the architect of the AP Calculus program that was designated... Read More →



Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr
  8 - 12, AP Calculus

3:30pm PST

405: Let's Talk About Tests
New curricula, new pathways, etc. But what about your tests? Are yours very different than what you used before? Would they be considered rigorous? Come find out. Let's talk about tests (and grades), it's BYOT (Bring Your Own Tests)!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 11484

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Callahan

Patrick Callahan

Co-Director of the California Mathematics Project, Callahan Consulting
I'm a mathematician who is passionate about making the world a better place by improving mathematics education for all students and teachers. I am the statewide co-director of the California Mathematics Project and have recently founded a consulting company to help teachers, administrators... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
PSCC-Primrose A
  PK-12
 
Saturday, November 7
 

8:30am PST

506: Transforming Your Class Culture to be Positive & Engaging
Using Three Key Ideas, you can Transform the Culture in your classroom. Build a team atmosphere welcoming mistakes and rewarding questioning. This consistent process will result in a dynamic learning environment and restore students’ love of math

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 13021

Speakers
avatar for Eric Shulman

Eric Shulman

TOSA High School Math, Irvine USD
Eric has worked at IUSD for the past 23 years. While he enjoyed his valuable experience working at the district office as a Teacher on Special Assignment, he is excited to be back in his role at UNI with the students. His role as a PLC Facilitator/Coach has been enriching and engaging... Read More →


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

10:30am PST

605: Digging Into Depth of Knowledge
Learn how to use rigorous Open Middle math problems at multiple Depth of Knowledge (DOK) levels with your students. The problems begin with the same task and end with the same answer yet allow for multiple solving methods. Participants will complete math tasks, watch videos of students solving them, and leave with access to 100's of free problems.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 16057

Speakers
avatar for Robert Kaplinsky

Robert Kaplinsky

robertkaplinsky.com
Hi, I’m Robert. I’ve been an educator since 2003 as a classroom teacher, teacher specialist for Downey Unified School District, instructor for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and presenter at conferences around the world.


Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 11:59am PST
PSCC-Primrose C
  3 - 12, FEATURED |   Featured, FEATURED

10:30am PST

671: Shift from “Coverage” to “Understanding” with Algebra Tiles
Learn how to use algebra tiles to make algebra into a concrete visual experience for your students. Teachers will have a chance to explore algebra tiles and learn how to use them to balance conceptual understanding and procedural knowledge.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 17065

Speakers
avatar for Vivian Lezak

Vivian Lezak

Math Department Loyola Marymount University
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



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

10:30am PST

672: Prob/Stats in Int 2/Geo: To Be or Not To Be.. Independent
Use 2-way tables as a basis to explore the Prob/Stats CCSS in Int 2/Geo. Orchestrate relevant data & make sense of probabilities revealed. Independence, conditional probability and more…handouts scaffolded to address different levels of understanding

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 17097

Speakers
avatar for Renee Kollar-Bachman

Renee Kollar-Bachman

Teacher/Dept Chair, Vista Unified School District
I am a math and drama geek. I have taught AP Stats for a long time and have been part of the AP Reading for 8 years. I'm also an Integrated 1 teacher. In my spare time, I teach dance, choreograph all our musicals and watch San Diego Padres games with my family.
avatar for Tina Shinsato

Tina Shinsato

Math Teacher, Rancho Buena Vista HS
Talk to me about your favorite places to kayak, hike, and bike in the Sierras...and where we're going for lunch.


Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree C
  8 - 12

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

677: Discrete Mathematics in High School
Online credit card data? Facebook distance? The foundation of networks, encryption, and modern technology is discrete mathematics. We will explore these and related topics hands-on and see how they can supplement classes (a different 4th course?).

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 17404

Speakers
BH

Brian Hopkins

Professor, Saint Peter's University


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

10:30am PST

679: No Slight of Hand Just Armed With Algebra
What is a better way to increase student engagement and critical thinking? Getting the students intrigued by using algebra under the camouflage of having fun and doing magic.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 17406

Speakers
CC

Cherlyn Converse

Professor, CSU Fullerton
BC

Bianca Converse

CSU Fullerton


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

1:15pm PST

745: Sum Thing Interesting
An engaging exploration that involves simple addition yet yields engaging patterns both simple and complex. This allows you to adapt the activity to the level of your students. A great Friday filler. A classroom-ready handout is available.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 21315

Speakers
avatar for Brad Fulton

Brad Fulton

Teacher, Mistletoe STEM Institute
I have been in education for 37 years, and in math, science, and STEM instruction for 26. I have been presenting at national workshops and conferences since 1994.



Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm PST
Hilton-Horizon I
  3 - 8

1:15pm PST

770: Solving Common Core and Fun Problems With Confidence
Students learn when math is fun. The presentation will be an interactive. Audience members will experience unique ideas that make common core problems, fun adaptable to the classroom! All participants will receive a complimentary CD for all work.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 23878

Speakers
MH

Michael Hatter

Adjunct Professor, Mount Sac Antonio College
avatar for Viken "Vik" Hovsepian

Viken "Vik" Hovsepian

Professor of Mathematics/Author, Rio Hondo School District
Professor Hovsepian is a Senior National Mathematics Consultant to McGraw-Hill and an author of several of its mathematics programs including Glencoe’s Common Core 2014 Pre-Calculus program. He holds an elementary teaching credential in Mathematics as well as secondary credentials... Read More →



Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm PST
PSCC-Mesquite D
  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