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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

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

175: Transformation Geometry Immediate Interactive Investigation
Students discover the geometry in 15 seconds! Get hands-on experience using a handheld, iPad, or computer software, students will become engaged quickly and deeply. Get a free complete unit of materials for grades 8-10 and see how to implement.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 3467

Speakers
avatar for Tom Reardon

Tom Reardon

Mathematics Instructor / Senior Math Advisor, Youngstown State University (Ohio) / Texas Instruments
Tom Reardon taught mathematics for 35 years at Fitch High School, where he served as department chair, and for 40 years at Youngstown State University in Ohio. He has been doing Professional Development in mathematics technology for school districts across the U.S. and internationally... Read More →


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

8:30am PST

178: Using the Math Practices to Focus Teacher Inquiry
We will explore how teachers can collaborate using the Standards for Mathematical Practice to support student learning and deepen their professional learning about mathematics, pedagogy and have a lens for formative assessment.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 3987

Speakers
MS

Michael Simone

New Visions for Public Schools
MT

Matthew Taylor

Instructional Specialist Mathematics, New Visions for Public Schools



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

8:30am PST

195: Orchestrating the FTC Conversation: Explore Prove Apply
We will use an inquiry-based approach to teach this central topic in Calculus: first generating the intuitive conceptual sense through targeted exploration; defining & proving; finally tapping into a rich mix of contexts and writing exercises.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 4253

Speakers
BF

Brent Ferguson

The Lawrenceville School
Ask me for a copy of my compilation of favorite mathy books. I'll have plenty with me throughout the weekend. : )I've taught for 20+ years in all HS course levels, in public and private, East coast and west, all-boys and coed. I now teach lots of Calculus and grade AP exams in June...it's... Read More →



Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
PSCC-Mesquite B
  8 - 12, AP Calculus

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

259: Desmos and Modeling: A Mathematical Match Made in Heaven
Join us for a hands-on exploration of how to use Desmos—the free online graphing calculator with power and beauty to spare—to model and solve engaging problems arising in mathematics and the world around us. We’ll discuss modeling best practices and tackle rich tasks in multiple domains. (Bring a laptop or tablet for maximum graphing joy.)

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 114762

Speakers
avatar for Michael Fenton

Michael Fenton

Lead Instructional Designer, Desmos
Exploring the intersection of mathematics, technology, and curiosity.


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Renaissance-Santa Rosa
  6-12

10:30am PST

273: Supporting Meaningful Mathematical Student Discourse
Many teachers have heard it is important for students to work in groups and to have student discussions. Creating a setting where that supports this being done in a meaningful way requires planning and reflection.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 8296

Speakers
MT

Matthew Taylor

Instructional Specialist Mathematics, New Visions for Public Schools



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

10:30am PST

206: Improving Student Outcomes Through Family Engagement
Join the team from the Alameda County Office of Education as we share research on family engagement and discuss how the Common Core State Math Standards are a lens to make families authentic partners in the various learning communities we support.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 4527

Speakers
JL

Juwen Lam

Executive Director RAAP, Alameda County Office of Education
CL

Celine Liu

Math Specialist / Coach, Alameda County Office of Education


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Hilton-Horizon I
  Leadership

10:30am PST

213: Math in the Moment - Exploring Number in Early Childhood
Participants will consider how our youngest learners explore math concepts. How can we extend the common core down to PK/TK? What does math learning look like in the early years? The session will include video and hands-on math activities.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 5103

Speakers
BC

Barbara Chisholm

Early Math Instructional Coach, San Francisco Unified School District
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 →


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

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

334: Tuning Up Fractions
This shall be a hands-on session using concrete materials to fuse logic, manipulatives and the pictorial stage of learning to forge a deeper undertanding of fractions to solve real world problems using the four operations.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 9356

Speakers
avatar for Linda West

Linda West

Consultant, SMARTTraining, LLC



Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Hilton-Plaza B
  3 - 5

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

375: The Core of The Core
The Common Core is more than a list of standards; it is a Noble Cause. Understand what that ultimate purpose is, why it changes our job description, and how you can successfully live up to it.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 11090

Speakers
avatar for Chris Shore

Chris Shore

Coordinator of Secondary Curriculum & Instruction, Murrieta Valley USD/The Math Projects Journal
Chris Shore is editor and founder of The Math Projects Journal. As a nationally-known speaker and a 30-year veteran of public education, Chris has a unique, practical perspective on the new 21st Century Standards.



Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Renaissance-Catalina
  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

379: Zombies in the High School Classroom
Are you a fan of The Walking Dead or Call of Duty? Join us to investigate how zombies can be used to integrate math, science & English in a way that interests students as they learn about exponential growth curves, the spread of disease & history

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 334558

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Leann Iacuone

Dr. Leann Iacuone

Assistant Principal, Riverside Unified
Assistant Principal


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree B
  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

323: What Does Maker Education Have To Do With Math?
Learn what Maker Education is, specific details about how it connects to our Math curriculum, and how it supports STEM and 21st century learning as well as possible school structures that support this type of learning.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 9226

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Curtiss

Joshua Curtiss

Math Teacher, Tulare County Office of Education
I am a high school teacher turned Math Consultant turned back into teacher. I have been bitten by the maker bug and have launched the first ever maker class in my school. It has been extremely challenging, but incredibly rewarding. I am eager and excited to present what I have... Read More →
avatar for Casey Shea

Casey Shea

Maker Education Coordinator, Sonoma County Office of Education
Casey Shea is the Curriculum Coordinator for Maker Education at the Sonoma County Office of Education and teaches in the Sonoma State University Maker Certificate program and the North Coast School of Education Credential Program. Casey worked with Dale Dougherty of Makermedia to... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Renaissance-Sierra
  PK - 5

3:30pm PST

477: Looking for Structure and Repeated Reasoning in Algebra
Through problem solving activities that help orchestrate a CCSSM classroom, we will explore some interesting CCSSM algebra and function standards & make connections to standards for math practice with a focus on coherence in content progressions.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 12411

Speakers
TB

Tyler Boogar

Garden Grove Unified School District
JC

Joshua Chesler

CSU Long Beach



Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
Renaissance-Andreas
  8 - 12

3:30pm PST

479: Back to Writing the Future of Our Classes
Argumentation is an important part of the common core. We will explore again how powerful a tool expression through the written word is in a mathematics class.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 12413

Speakers
CB

Carl Blankenhorn

Teacher, Montebello USD
LS

Lauren Swanson

Assistant Professor, Whittier - on behalf of Laura McEnaney



Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
Renaissance-Santa Rosa
  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

425: Number Line Math for Teaching Place value
Come prepared to play games that integrate the use of number lines, cards and dice. Develop a repertoire of games and strategies for teaching PV concepts including , number sense, ordering, comparing, rounding, estimation, operations and more.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 11857

Speakers
JF

Jane Felling

Educator, Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks
Jane is co-author of the award winning Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks series and has been doing workshops in the area of games as a teaching strategy for over 25 years. She has conducted workshops across North America for K - 8 contracts and has been a featured speaker at the National... Read More →



Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
Hilton-Horizon II
  PK - 5
 
Saturday, November 7
 

8:30am PST

554: Soar with Common Core Math Fun
Participants will experience a variety of dynamic inquiry oriented investigations - making students think - along with FUN FILLED opportunities in making mathematics teaching simply coherent and fun filled. Come, get involved and win prizes!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 14310

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 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Hilton-Tapestry
  6 - 8

8:30am PST

571: Increasing Coherence in High School Math
The high school math curriculum, even if integrated, can be badly fragmented. Unifying concepts can bring focus and coherence. I’ll give two examples: transformations, and a natural introduction to complex numbers as an instance of system extension.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 14320

Speakers
avatar for Lew Douglas

Lew Douglas

Math Ed Consultant, Private
After teaching math in private high schools for 32 years, I went to work at the Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley in 2007. I was Co-Director of the Bay Area Mathematics Project, which supports teachers of mathematics K-12, until Aug. 31, 2014. I am passionate about effective teaching... Read More →



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

8:30am PST

574: Problem Solving CCSS Rich Tasks Interactive Technologies
Hands-on: 3 activities that promote active student engagement – mapped to the standards and practices. Learn instructional strategies that stimulate deep conceptual understanding. Discover, explore, investigate, analyze with appropriate technologies.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 14937

Speakers
avatar for Tom Reardon

Tom Reardon

Mathematics Instructor / Senior Math Advisor, Youngstown State University (Ohio) / Texas Instruments
Tom Reardon taught mathematics for 35 years at Fitch High School, where he served as department chair, and for 40 years at Youngstown State University in Ohio. He has been doing Professional Development in mathematics technology for school districts across the U.S. and internationally... Read More →


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

8:30am PST

577: English and Math: a Natural Pairing for Common Core
Like a fine meal, our effort to optimize student learning through the collaborative development of interdisciplinary standards-based units, grounded in real world phenomena, have proven to surpass expectations. Come learn how we do it!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 74121

Speakers
avatar for Susan Carle

Susan Carle

Coordinator of English Language Arts, Orange County Department of Education
avatar for Vanessa Cerrahoglu

Vanessa Cerrahoglu

Mathematics Coordinator, Orange County DE
I started my journey as an educator, curriculum developer, and workshop facilitator with LAUSD over 20 years ago. In this time, I taught at three high schools, each with a unique set of challenges and opportunities: low-socio economic & high Spanish speaking population, a math... Read More →



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

8:30am PST

579: Applied Mathematics in the High School Classroom
Some call it real world, some call it modeling, mathematicians call it applied math, and have been doing it for centuries. Come learn a number of applied math lesson ideas for your classroom, from finance to music to physics.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 9942

Speakers
avatar for Heather Dallas

Heather Dallas

Director/lecturer, UCLA Math


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

10:30am PST

673: Using Great Tasks to Teach Statistics Topics in Algebra
Common Core State Standards allow us to orchestrate the world where Statistics and Algebra intersect. Come and participate in great tasks that include univariate and bivariate Statistics topics that are ideal for an Algebra course.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 17098

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Atkin

Kyle Atkin

Kern HSD


Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree D
  8 - 12
  • Strategies STEM
  • Session Number 673
  • Location ( Hotel ) PSCC

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


CMCS pdf

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

10:30am PST

695: Mathematical Modeling in Calculus: Classroom-Tested Examples
NCSSM mathematics has had a modeling focus for the past 30 years, so we have lots of modeling activities, both large and small, that have been classroom tested. This session will look deeply at 2-3 examples and share several more in a dropbox.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 19312

Speakers
avatar for Dan Teague

Dan Teague

Instructor of Mathematics, NC School of Science and Mathematics
I have been an Instructor of Mathematics at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics since 1982, and have taught mathematical modeling at NCSSM since 1986. I am currently a member of the Board of Directors of NCTM and previously served on the Board of Governors of the... Read More →


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

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

1:15pm PST

704: Course and Unit Blueprints
Tour a new resource on Illustrative Mathematics! These free tools will illustrate how the standards can be structured into mathematically and pedagogically coherent units and courses with sample activities to inform and elucidate curricula.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 19621

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 →
KU

Kristin Umland

University of New Mexico


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:44pm PST
Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr
  PK-12, FEATURED |   Featured, FEATURED

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

1:15pm PST

772: Merging the Bookends of STEM: Science and Mathematics
Integrating science and math should be seamless, natural, and painless. Come see how the philosophy of STEM comes alive for Common Core success.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 24184

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Lukens

Jeff Lukens

National Education Consultant, Retired Science Teacher
Curriculum integration, especially science and math, is my educational passion. The use of handheld technology is paramount to having students see the connections between science and math in the high school classroom.


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree D
  8 - 12

1:15pm PST

774: Maximizing Critical Thinking Via Algebra
Let’s maximize students’ critical thinking skills via optimization problems! Ready for classroom use videos, handouts, and spreadsheet activities illustrate how we can orchestrate a balance between understanding, problem solving, and procedures.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 24895

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Roberto Soto

Dr. Roberto Soto

Assistant Professor, Cal State Fullerton
I taught at my alma mater, Sierra Vista High School in Baldwin Park, before being inspired by my students to pursue a PhD in math. The journey took 10 years - working as a program specialist at San Bernardino Unified School District along the way - but I just recently earned a PhD... Read More →



Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree F
  8 - 12

1:15pm PST

775: The Practices Are For Kids
Yes, we know that the practices are for the students. But how do you teach them? Three activities will give a better understanding of what the practices are, how to teach them explicitly, and how to apply them in tasks.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 24959

Speakers
avatar for Chris Shore

Chris Shore

Coordinator of Secondary Curriculum & Instruction, Murrieta Valley USD/The Math Projects Journal
Chris Shore is editor and founder of The Math Projects Journal. As a nationally-known speaker and a 30-year veteran of public education, Chris has a unique, practical perspective on the new 21st Century Standards.



Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm PST
Renaissance-Catalina
  8 - 12

1:15pm PST

776: Math Modeling 'Out of the Box': A Closer Look at CA CCSSM
Many ordinary problems are "modeled" using ordinary tools. We include a discussion of the CA CCSS Standard with special attention to unique problems, and examples from the Standard, including delivery routes, scheduling, and designing tournaments.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 25244

Speakers
avatar for Chuck Biehl

Chuck Biehl

L Charles (Chuck) Biehl
I'm all about mathematical modeling, and all about bringing discrete mathematics into the mainstream curriculum. Come and hear all about both. Please feel free to bring a browser-equipped device to surf for support during the talk. This is not a lecture. If you have any questions... Read More →



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

1:15pm PST

778: Mathematical Modeling
Where do authentic mathematical modeling tasks come from? How can they be developed? How should they be assessed? These questions, and many more will be addressed in this session.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 141042

Speakers
MS

Melinda Shacklett

Mathematics coordinator, San Diego COE


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm PST
Renaissance-Chino A
  8 - 12

3:15pm PST

872: Zombies in the High School Classroom
Are you a fan of The Walking Dead or Call of Duty? Join us to investigate how zombies can be used to integrate math, science & English in a way that interests students as they learn about exponential growth curves, the spread of disease & history

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 28893

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Leann Iacuone

Dr. Leann Iacuone

Assistant Principal, Riverside Unified
Assistant Principal


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree A
  8 - 12

3:15pm PST

874: Use Zombies and Forensics to Enhance Your Math Classroom
Use "Zombie Mania" to make math content become "un-dead" in your classroom! Then do some sleuthing to cleverly determine the identity of a missing person based on time-of-death. Make sure to bring your brains to this hands-on session.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 28915

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Lukens

Jeff Lukens

National Education Consultant, Retired Science Teacher
Curriculum integration, especially science and math, is my educational passion. The use of handheld technology is paramount to having students see the connections between science and math in the high school classroom.


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree E
  8 - 12

3:15pm PST

879: From Seeing Dots to Lewis Carroll
The Algebra 2 Common Core Standards address using Structure of an Expression to identify ways to rewrite it. We will explore a thread of activities that help your students make these connections.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 28949

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Katz

Michelle Katz

Northridge Academy High School, LAUSD
I've been teaching for 34 years in Los Angeles Unified School District. I am a National Board Certified Teacher,and I've been honored as a state finalist for the Presidential Award for Mathematics and Science twice, in 2009 and 2013. I am the President of the Greater Los Angeles... Read More →



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

3:15pm PST

882: Persevering in Solving Problems
The Mathematical Practices ask students to persevere in solving problems. This session will discuss and engage the participants in solving problems in multiple ways with a focus on how to help students understand perseverance.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 29020

Speakers
DI

Daniel Ilaria

West Chester University


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm PST
Hilton-Plaza A
  8 - 12

3:15pm PST

805: Do You Know It When You See It? CCSS-M Implementation K-8
All districts are helping their teachers understand the shifts in CCSS-M, BUT, how can we gauge the degree to which teachers are shifting their practice? With the support of Dr. Tim Kanold, 10 CA districts are collaborating to answer this question.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 27102

Speakers
NF

Neal Finkelstein

Program Director, WestEd
NR

Nick Resnick

Program Manager: Math in Common, California Education Partners


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm PST
Renaissance-Cactus
  Leadership

3:15pm PST

807: Use TI Technology to Help Orchestrate a CC Classroom
Now that calculators are part of your CC Math classroom, learn to use these to guide your students to become mathematical tinkers? This session will give an overview the different TI Tech available and how to integrate them into your classroom.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 27178

Speakers
avatar for Naomi Fried-Kokason

Naomi Fried-Kokason

Teacher, Los Angeles USD
I am a National Instructor for Texas Instruments so if you need information or training on how to integrate TI technology into your classroom I am the person to call in LAUSD. I am also National Board Certified and I am the department chair for the mathematics department at Chatsworth... Read More →
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Tania Lopez

Teacher, LAUSD


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm PST
PSCC-Mesquite G
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