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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

153: Doodle to Show What You Know
How might we encourage students to show thinking, uncovering questions & misconceptions? What if we explore conceptual development of tough-to-teach/learn topics in middle grades using technology & visual note-taking? Come join the Doodle Revolution!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 3026

Speakers
avatar for Jill Gough

Jill Gough

Director of Teaching and Learning, Trinity School
Jill Gough learns, serves, and teaches as the Director of Teaching and Learning at Trinity School, an independent, co-educational elementary school located in northwest Atlanta, Georgia, serving ages three through sixth grade. Jill transitioned to Trinity School from The Westminster... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Wilson

Jennifer Wilson

Mathematics Teacher & Curriculum Specialist, Rankin County School District
bit.ly/slowmathtrig bit.ly/AccessibleSMPs Teacher & Learner of mathematics. Live sustainably at First Fruits Farm with chickens, donkey, dog, cat, kitten, 2 daughters, and husband. Use technology in classroom to make my students' thinking visible.


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

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

176: Check for Understanding with Student Created Videos
Let students do all the work! Have them create video tutorials. Use their submissions to check for understanding and provide intervention for deeper/clearer understanding

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 3486

Speakers
avatar for Princess Choi

Princess Choi

Math Teacher, Perris UHSD
I am a Math and Computer Science teacher at a Title One school. Let's talk about how we can help students get motivated. How can we help these students do better?


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

10:30am PST

203: Math Mistakes and Error Analysis: Diamonds in the Rough
Explore why error analysis can help drive our instruction, curb student misconceptions, and strengthen formative assessment. Math mistakes are a valuable window into student thinking. We will turn student mistakes into free lesson ideas connected to the Common Core and opportunities for ongoing learning.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 4373

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Stadel

Andrew Stadel

Math Instruction Coach, Tustin USD
Andrew is currently is a math instructional coach where he partners with secondary math teachers to expand their professional skill set by focusing on effective teaching practices. You can also find free resources at his widely-acclaimed website, Estimation 180. When Andrew is not... Read More →



Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 11:59am PST
PSCC-Primrose A
  6 - 12, FEATURED |   Featured, FEATURED

10:30am PST

258: More Face Time with a Flipped Classroom
Overview of how to implement a flipped classroom: video-making tools, checking for understanding, classroom management, along with other technology resources including ways to collaborate with colleagues and students using an electronic format.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 334560

Speakers
MB

Mary Byrnes

Math Teacher/Department Chair, Rialto Unified School District
SC

Suzanne Cowan

Rialto Unified School District


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

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

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

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

295: Composition – Slope Fields Forever
How do you practice for the AP Calculus performance? The TI-Nspire CX CAS is an instrument that makes it possible for students to explore, graph and learn slope fields and solve differential equations for a successful performance on the AP Exam.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 8703

Speakers
avatar for Veronica Carlson

Veronica Carlson

Math Teacher, Glendale UHSD
avatar for Kim Thomas

Kim Thomas

Math Teacher and Title I Coordinator, Moon Valley HS/Glendale UHSD
I am a high school math teacher in Arizona, an AYA Math NBCT, and a T3 National Instructor. I am passionate about teaching with technology to promote student understanding and exploration of mathematics.



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

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

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

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

373: Developing a Conceptual Understanding of Slope
Some students seem to think of slope as just a rule. We’ll explore a variety of tasks (some using TI-Nspire technology) designed to help students develop a conceptual understanding of slope as they engage in the Mathematical Practices.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 10632

Speakers
BG

Betty Gasque

Mathematics Consultant, Retired Mathematics Teacher, Mathematics Consultant



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

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

395: Orchestrating a ‘Flipped’ AP Calc Class Using TI-Navigator
Record flipped lectures and use TI-Npsire/Navigator technology to enhance student collaboration and formative assessments. Flipping provides opportunities for students to further enhance their problem-solving, reasoning and modeling skills.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 11293

Speakers
JR

Joanne Ryan

Mathematics Department Chairman, The Buckley School
I've been teaching for 42 years, 11 years in Montreal Canada and 31 years in California. I have been teaching AP Calculus AB and BC since 1992. I have been using the TI graphing calculators since 1990. I have given presentations on graphing calculators at NCTM, Tcubed, CAIS... Read More →



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

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

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

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

474: Google Tools in the Math Class
Less piles of paper, less grading, less confusion. Google Classroom and Drive work together to organize stuff that used to be in file folders by the classroom door. Let’s try out strategies to de-clutter math class and work smarter.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 12364

Speakers
avatar for Matt Vaudrey

Matt Vaudrey

Bonita USD
A Google Certified Innovator and EdTech Coach from Southern California, Matt brings risk-taking to the forefront of the classroom. His students — kids and adults — build confidence and motivation by taking risks in a safe environment where failure is cheap. His book, The Classroom... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree C
  8 - 12
  • Strategies Tech
  • Session Number 474
  • Location ( Hotel ) PSCC

3:30pm PST

475: Making the Math Practices Accessible to Students
How do we help our students on their journey to become mathematically proficient? How can we help students who don’t yet know how to make sense of problems and persevere in solving them? Lead your learners to level up to the math practices.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 12377

Speakers
avatar for Jill Gough

Jill Gough

Director of Teaching and Learning, Trinity School
Jill Gough learns, serves, and teaches as the Director of Teaching and Learning at Trinity School, an independent, co-educational elementary school located in northwest Atlanta, Georgia, serving ages three through sixth grade. Jill transitioned to Trinity School from The Westminster... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Wilson

Jennifer Wilson

Mathematics Teacher & Curriculum Specialist, Rankin County School District
bit.ly/slowmathtrig bit.ly/AccessibleSMPs Teacher & Learner of mathematics. Live sustainably at First Fruits Farm with chickens, donkey, dog, cat, kitten, 2 daughters, and husband. Use technology in classroom to make my students' thinking visible.


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree D
  8 - 12

3:30pm PST

476: Inquiry Based Geometry Instruction Enhanced with Technology
We will discuss how to develop growth mindset and inquiry based instruction in order to prepare students for CCSS based assessments. We will also look at how technology can make that inquiry more effective and interactive. BYOD. Samples provided.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 12410

Speakers
SJ

Sarah Jensen

Math Teacher/Curriculum Assessment Coach, Whittier Union High School District
You made it to my profile! Please copy and paste the link below into a new browser to access the google slides we will be using in my session: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1nySgqikNARA24UrzkGdJWwQj0xzZHjG8tFaCNge1hj0/edit?usp=sharing


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree F
  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

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
 

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

572: Using Google Forms for Quick Formative Assessments
Wish for a faster and easier way to check student understanding? Learn to create Google Forms for quizzes and assignments, which students can access on any device and receive feedback. Get students writing about math and making viable arguments!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 14791

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 →



Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree C
  8 - 12
  • Strategies Tech
  • Session Number 572
  • Location ( Hotel ) PSCC

8:30am PST

573: Pre-Assess Model Monitor Differentiate – Winning Combo
Mathematical modeling, in well-formed groups, is a perfect way to engage students in realistic problem solving while supporting the mathematical practices. Experience and discuss how timely assessment can help form and reorganize modeling work groups

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 14925

Speakers
AB

Allan Bellman

Professor of Mathematics Education, University of Mississippi


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

575: Proofs Versus 'Poofs'
This highly interactive session will prompt critical thinking by asking the "what if" questions, generalizing with caution, doing proofs versus "poofs" and thinking outside the box without flattening the box.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 14956

Speakers
NE

Noureddine El Alam

Mr. Noureddine El Alam, Pacific Ridge School


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

8:30am PST

595: Composition – Slope Fields Forever
How do you practice for the AP Calculus performance? The TI-Nspire CX CAS is an instrument that makes it possible for students to explore, graph and learn slope fields and solve differential equations for a successful performance on the AP Exam.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 15261

Speakers
avatar for Veronica Carlson

Veronica Carlson

Math Teacher, Glendale UHSD
avatar for Kim Thomas

Kim Thomas

Math Teacher and Title I Coordinator, Moon Valley HS/Glendale UHSD
I am a high school math teacher in Arizona, an AYA Math NBCT, and a T3 National Instructor. I am passionate about teaching with technology to promote student understanding and exploration of mathematics.



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

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

670: Pythagoras + Geometry Habits of Mind With Geogebra
Learn to concretely illustrate the Pythagorean Theorem with Geogebra. Use its proofs to promote geometric habits of mind. We will share pre-made files to illustrate these ideas in the classroom. BYOD with Geogebra.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 17003

Speakers
AM

Armando Martinez-Cruz

Professor, CSU Fullerton
LR

Lorenzo Rodriguez

CSU Fullerton



Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree F
  8 - 12
  • Strategies Tech
  • Session Number 670
  • Location ( Hotel ) PSCC

10:30am PST

678: Use Your Opening Activity to Orchestrate Your Lesson
Come discuss and create algebra lesson openers that insure lesson success by pre-assessing the skills and pre-requisite knowledge needed for the day. Instructional modes encouraged by the opener and tools to collect on-the-fly data will be shown.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 17405

Speakers
AB

Allan Bellman

Professor of Mathematics Education, University of Mississippi


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

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

735: How Big? How Much? Exploring Measurement and Data
Come experience how to use appropriate tools strategically to help student develop the concept of measurement. By collecting and analyzing data, you will experience hands on lessons that help students persevere.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 20340

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer North Morris

Jennifer North Morris

Marana HS
Coaching Professional Development K-12



Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm PST
Hilton-Plaza B
  3 - 5

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

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

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

873: #SlowMath: Looking for Meaning Before the Procedure
How might we leverage technology to build procedural fluency from conceptual understanding? What if we encourage sketching to show connections? Come experience right triangle trig & equations of circles through the lens of the Slow Math Movement.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 28911

Speakers
avatar for Jill Gough

Jill Gough

Director of Teaching and Learning, Trinity School
Jill Gough learns, serves, and teaches as the Director of Teaching and Learning at Trinity School, an independent, co-educational elementary school located in northwest Atlanta, Georgia, serving ages three through sixth grade. Jill transitioned to Trinity School from The Westminster... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Wilson

Jennifer Wilson

Mathematics Teacher & Curriculum Specialist, Rankin County School District
bit.ly/slowmathtrig bit.ly/AccessibleSMPs Teacher & Learner of mathematics. Live sustainably at First Fruits Farm with chickens, donkey, dog, cat, kitten, 2 daughters, and husband. Use technology in classroom to make my students' thinking visible.


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

875: Orchestrating the CC Classroom With FORMative Assessments
Use Google forms with Flubaroo, G(math) and Snag-it to easily create assessments to determine how to differentiate, reteach and challenge students of different levels

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 28937

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Brown

Cheryl Brown

Interdisciplinary Coordinator, Innovative Education Management
M.A. Technology, Google Certified Educator, Technology Integration Certification. Amplify learning using technology! Sample Quiz: http://goo.gl/forms/ZZFegVGfBd Link to presentation: http://edtechmentor.org/formative-assessments/ Google+ cbrown@ieminc.org


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

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 →
avatar for Tania Lopez

Tania Lopez

Teacher, LAUSD


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