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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

140: Deepen Fractional Thinking within a Blended 'Learning Pit'
Participants will experience "go deep" learning that provides language and tools to "grapple" with Fractions and Operations.Ê Presenters will model whole-class learning with built-in differentiation.Ê BYOD to access "smart not hard" online lessons!_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
PSCC-Mesquite A
  3 - 5

8:30am PST

141: Mini-Assessments: Shine a Light on Student Understanding
Engage with mini-assessments that weave together the instructional shifts and criteria for high-quality assessment. These free resources can provide a snapshot of student progress through grade level content and target each of the aspects of rigor._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers

Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Renaissance-Andreas
  3 - 5

8:30am PST

143: Buddy Teachers + Buddy Classrooms = Math Success
Come with your teaching partner from primary and learn the best fact fluency games for cross graded settings. For older students it deepens their math understanding as they teach k-2 students, Everyone practices! A win/win. Gameboards provided._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Hilton-Horizon I
  3 - 5

8:30am PST

145: Counting Collections: Developing Number Sense with Fractions
Counting complex collections in the Upper grades enriches and deepens our work in developing number concepts and key mathematical properties. This session will focus on why we devote time out of our full math curriculum to count with older students._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Hilton-Plaza C
  3 - 5, CGI

8:30am PST

160: Proportional Reasoning: 3 Strategies to Spark Engagement
Come experience three activities that engage students in concept development and practice of proportional reasoning: "poster problems," a "blank paper lesson," and a "big square puzzle." Take-away lessons included!_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Shelley Kriegler

Shelley Kriegler

President, Center for Mathematics and Teaching
Dr. Shelley Kriegler was a middle and high school math teacher for 20 years. She then joined the UCLA Mathematics Department as the Director of the Math Content Programs for Teachers where she created and taught courses for teachers who wanted to earn authorizations to teach middle... Read More →
CR

Cynthia Raff

Center for Mathematics and Teaching


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

8:30am PST

163: Algebra Intervention Rigor Problem Solving and the CCSS
WhatÕs rigor? Examine essential elements for conceptually based algebra intervention that support the CCSS, embeds SMPs, emphasizing discourse, problem solving & writing. EL & PLC friendly. Do math, receive material that models the CCSS assessments_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Mardi Gale

Mardi Gale

Senior Research Associate, WestEd


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

8:30am PST

184: Conceptual to Procedural: Reversing Your Ideas of Inverse
What are the underlying concepts related to inverses? How can we link the conceptual to the procedural so strongly that if a student didnÕt remember the procedure they could come up with it because they know the concept so well? _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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 8:30am - 10:00am PST
PSCC-Mesquite B
  9 - 12

8:30am PST

185: Deepening Algebraic Thinking and Understanding
Learn strategies to help students make coherent connections and deepen their conceptual understanding. Hand-outs will be provided that teachers can use to help students retain the concepts and skills to improve their mathematical growth mindset._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
AR

Al Rabanera

Fullerton Joint Union High School District


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
PSCC-Mesquite E
  9 - 12

8:30am PST

155: Watch Your Language: Spark Understanding Thru Conversation
Join us for an interactive session to use projects, tasks and activities in the classroom that will spark engagement and conversation about math concepts. Easily differentiated to different levels and topics. Handouts Included._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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
PSCC-Smoke Tree C
  G.I. 6 - 12

8:30am PST

133: Promoting DepthÊThrough Students' Representations
It's one thing to promote multiple strategies, but what do we do withÊkids' strategiesÊafter they come out? Research-basedÊsolutions are here, along with tasksÊyou canÊuse next week._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Dent

Ryan Dent

Regional Math Specialist, Lake Elsinore USD


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Renaissance-Chino B
  G.I. PK - 5

8:30am PST

123: Developing Mathematical Concepts for ALL Early Learners
Learn research-based strategies to introduce the language of mathematics to engage ALL students as they build mathematical conceptual understanding. Experience hands-on manipulative activities, games, and Children's Literature connections._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


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

8:30am PST

125: Rock Your Math Class
Teach number sense, counting, place value, math facts, time, skip counting and so much more_x000B_with easy-to use games, songs, and strategies. Join us for a fast-paced session that will get your math class rockin'! Prizes! Handouts! Fun!_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Renaissance-Ventura
  PK - 2

10:30am PST

244: Multiplication Fact Fluency Built on Understanding
Spark studentsÕ excitement and confidence as you build their fluency with multiplication and division facts. Learn how students develop deeper understanding while being engaged in hands-on activities and games that you can use throughout the year._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Julie Joseph

Julie Joseph

Math Consultant, Tulare County Office of Education


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Renaissance-Santa Rosa
  3 - 5

10:30am PST

265: Expressions and Equations: 3 Strategies to Spark Engagement
Come experience three activities that engage students in concept development and practice around expressions and equations: Poster Problems, a Blank Paper Lesson, and a Big Square Puzzle. Take away lessons included._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Shelley Kriegler

Shelley Kriegler

President, Center for Mathematics and Teaching
Dr. Shelley Kriegler was a middle and high school math teacher for 20 years. She then joined the UCLA Mathematics Department as the Director of the Math Content Programs for Teachers where she created and taught courses for teachers who wanted to earn authorizations to teach middle... Read More →
CR

Cynthia Raff

Center for Mathematics and Teaching


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
PSCC-Mesquite D
  6 - 8

10:30am PST

266: Number Talks Ð You Can Start Next Week!!
A Number Talk is a daily routine to build computational fluency. Mental math strategies spark deeper understanding of algorithms/properties. Participate in a Number Talk & discuss what is gained by adding this simple routine to your daily schedule. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Chris Harris

Chris Harris

Math Teacher on Special Assignment, Escondido Union School District
I'm a second career teacher who taught middle school math for 15 years. For the last 4 years I have been a district level Math TOSA. I spent 2.5 years helping 4th and 5th grade teachers implement the new CA Math Standards and now I am working with 6-7-8 math teachers. I am obnoxiously... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
PSCC-Mesquite G
  6 - 8

10:30am PST

280: Advanced Algebra with Finance: A 3rd-4th Year Math Option
A full-year course on auto insurance, mortgages, banking, credit, taxes, home ownership, budgeting, retirement and investing incorporates algebra 2, trig, stat, probability, matrices, logs, geometry and precalculus. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
DR

Dr. Robert Gerver

North Shore Schools (retired)


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Hard Rock-Palladium South
  9 - 12

10:30am PST

250: No Heads or Tails: The Juicy Middle of Real Word Problems
You will never present a word problem the same ever again! Experience how to unlock the secret to studentÕs sense making and perseverance. Learn how to present word problems authentically causing student to love word problems. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Tim McCaffrey

Tim McCaffrey

Mathematics Coordinator, Secondary Instruction, Fontana Unified
I have taught middle and high school mathematics. I have also served as a Teacher on Assignment coaching teachers and current serve as the mathematics coordinator.



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

10:30am PST

221: Making Sense of Addition & Subtraction Through Literature
Revisit favorite childrenÕs books with an eye towards addition and subtraction structures. Deepen student understanding of these operations by placing them in familiar contexts and considering multiple representations. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
SM

Sara Moore

Director of Mathematics & Science, ETA hand2mind


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

10:30am PST

224: Sparking Deeper Understanding with Lesson Study
The session will address the methods of lesson study. In particular, how 5 educators used this practice to gain a better understanding of the subject matter for themselves. Most importantly deepen the mathematical understanding for their students. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:



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

1:30pm PST

343: Mathematics a verb?!
Context matters: Think, Move, Construct. Learn how to use childrenÕs natural curiosity to engage them in deep mathematical thinking around real-life contexts. Examples from both Dual Language and English-only classroom projects will be shared._x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:



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

1:30pm PST

344: Catching Students Up on Fractions Without Reteaching
How can we address student learning gaps without reteaching? This session sparks deeper understanding of how the coherent progression in grades 3-5 fractions can be used to address learning gaps without reteaching content of prior grades._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
SC

Shelbi Cole

Student Achievement Partners



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

1:30pm PST

347: Understand Division: From the Area Model to the Algorithm
Division with area models is conceptually rich, but the algorithm is much faster. Learn the dice game I designed to help kids progress from partial quotients to a deep understanding of the algorithm far beyond Dracula's Mother Sucks Chicken Blood. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Katharine Velleman

Katharine Velleman

Owner, Tutor, www.YouCanDoMathNow.com Tutoring
I am an independent math tutor helping students to succeed in their math classes and demonstrate competence on standardized admission tests for high school, college, and beyond. This year I'm working with students in 5th grade through AP Calculus, but I've worked with students as... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Renaissance-Chino B
  3 - 5

1:30pm PST

360: Using Algebra Tiles to Spark Deeper Understanding Ð MS
So you want your students to understand perimeter, area, integers, combining like terms, and more? Learn to use algebra tiles so your visual/kinesthetic learners, the majority of your students, will have a deep understanding of these topics._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Hard Rock-Palladium North
  6 - 8

1:30pm PST

362: 5 Steps to a Growth Mindset Culture in Co-Teach Classes
This session will examine 5 key steps that teachers can take to enhance their math co-teach classes to a growth mindset culture shift and how this shift sparks deeper learning for all students. Videos, lessons and teacher resources will be shared._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


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

1:30pm PST

384: Exciting and Valuable Assessments
Experience sumative assessments that reveal more about what your students are thinking. Leave with ideas on how to adapt your own assessments. Little changes can reveal huge insights._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
PSCC-Mesquite E
  9 - 12

1:30pm PST

352: Teach Problem Solving Strategies So ALL Succeed in Algebra
Examples of how teaching problem solving strategies such as Guess & Check, Look for Subproblems, Make a Table, Use a Manipulative to explore and learn algebra can enable all students in heterogeneous classrooms to engage and succeed._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Hard Rock-Woodstock Two
  G.I. 6 - 12

1:30pm PST

356: Watch Your Language: Spark Understanding Thru Conversation
Join us for an interactive session to use projects, tasks and activities in the classroom that will spark engagement and conversation about math concepts. Easily differentiated to different levels and topics. Handouts Included._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Renaissance-Catalina
  G.I. 6 - 12

1:30pm PST

332: Using Hundreds Charts-It's For More Than Just Counting
Learn to use hundreds charts for teaching number patterns and theory, operations, and problem solving. Discover new ways to use this simple and easy tool to help your students developer deep mathematical understanding. Fun and engaging!_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
MK

Michelle Kubiak

Teacher 2nd grade, Bishop ES
avatar for Susan Kunze

Susan Kunze

Author, teacher resource materials
Susan Kunze is an enthusiastic and experienced teacher-educator and resource writer, with nearly four decades of primary teaching experience. Her expertise in curriculum development has been shared as a national and regional conference presenter, a member of the California Common... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
PSCC-Mesquite C
  G.I. PK - 5

1:30pm PST

333: More Math Please!
Want your students asking for more math? Join us for a fast-paced session using songs, games, and activities to teach shapes, skip counting, number sense, place value, math facts, and so much more. Monday Morning Activities=YES! FUN=YES!_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Renaissance-Ventura
  G.I. PK - 5

1:30pm PST

322: The Hundred Chart- Not Just a Wall Ornament!
Join us to see how your students will build deep understanding of number sense by using the 100 chart to add and subtract--- even with 2-digit numbers. You will never look at the 100 chart the same way again._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Janelle Chisholm

Janelle Chisholm

Consultant, No Teacher Left Behind
Janelle Chisholm, National Board Certified Teacher, served as a classroom teacher for 19 years before moving to the district office as a math coach in a large urban school district in Phoenix, AZ for three years. She has been presenting teacher workshops full time for the last four... Read More →



Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Renaissance-San Jacinto
  PK - 2

3:30pm PST

443: Spark Connections and Deepen Number Flexibility with Games!
Build strong number sense w/deliberate use of standards-based games building number flexibility that all students can access. Engaging games for fractions, place value & all operations are used to differentiate instruction and formatively assess._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
PSCC-Mesquite C
  3 - 5

3:30pm PST

444: One Tool! So Much Depth for Multiplication & Fractions!
Come and experience one of the most important tools for multiplication fluency and developing proportional reasoning! Kim will share how she constructs and uses this tool! Students will develop depth in understanding this powerful connection._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr
  3 - 5

3:30pm PST

462: Noodling (Note taking + Doodling) for Understanding
Do students like to doodle? YES Do they like to notetake? NOT REALLY But, they'll love noodling...AND, best of all they'll retain and comprehend with deeper understanding if you use and give students permission to use a few simple techniques._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
Hilton-Horizon I
  6 - 8

3:30pm PST

465: Growth Mindset in a Blended Learning Environment
Interventions only work if a student is willing to persevere. Students persevere when they care about the result and believe they can succeed. Learn how to establish an academic mindset, fuel grit and instill resilience, leading to academic success!_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers

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

3:30pm PST

466: Building Complexity from Simple Little Pattern Blocks
Break the NCLB world of mile wide, inch deep and multiple choice tests.Ê Using the simple pattern block, see how to guide your students into complex, multi-level explorations of equations, equivalencies and then areas of non-standard shapes._x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers

Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
Renaissance-Chino B
  6 - 8

3:30pm PST

482: Using Algebra Tiles to Spark Deeper Understanding - HS
Help your students develop a deeper understanding of solving equations, systems of equations, multiplying and factoring polynomials, and "completing the square". Do this by using algebra tiles, particularly for your visual/kinesthetic learners._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
Hard Rock-Woodstock Two
  9 - 12

3:30pm PST

486: Toward Deeper Understanding of Exponential Functions
Come experience investigations with exponential functions. We will do some kinesthetic activities that will help your students develop a deeper understanding of exponential growth and decay, activities to which high school students can relate._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
SS

Staci Shackelford

Whittier Union High School District


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree B
  9 - 12

3:30pm PST

451: Engage Students: Increasing Opportunities to Respond (OTRs)
Have you ever provided opportunity for deeper understanding, but your students engaged in behavior problems instead of math problems? OTRs 3-5 times per minute decrease behavior problems and increase student engagement and performance. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers

Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
Hard Rock-Roxy Two
  G.I. 6 - 12

3:30pm PST

431: Interventions that Ignite Understanding
Students who are behind their grade level peers should have access to effective teaching and learning practices. Learn about 8 researched recommendation for Tier 2 interventions that focus on conceptual understanding and fluency._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Pia Hansen

Pia Hansen

Director of Professional Development, Math Learning Center


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
Renaissance-San Jacinto
  G.I. PK - 5

3:30pm PST

420: Accessible Problem Solving for ALL K-2 Students
Deepen your understanding of problem solving to ensure it is accessible to ALL students. Language is often a barrier, so it is vital to adjust our instruction. Through video clips, participants will learn practical, research-informed strategies._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
SK

Susie Katt

K-2 Mathematics Coordinator, Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, NE


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
Hilton-Horizon II
  PK - 2

3:30pm PST

426: LET'S EXPLORE THE CORE - with Math on the Floor!
Teachers will see that by engaging children in the physical exploration of math concepts on a large 100-square floor grid, the visual representations will develop a deeper understanding. Other strands will be explored as time permits. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
WH

Wendy Hill (The Learning Carpet)

President, The Learning Carpet-TLC, Inc.
430



Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
Renaissance-Ventura
  PK - 2
 
Saturday, November 7
 

8:30am PST

540: Fractions don't have to be Frustrating
How can I help students understand fractions? Come see how using manipulatives can help students understand fraction concepts. Discover why they are a powerful tool; ideas will be shared for equivalence, ordering, and operations with fractions!_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Hard Rock-Roxy
  3 - 5

8:30am PST

542: Fraction Numbers Lines- your new BFF
Teachers will create fraction number lines and solve real-world problems using them. You will be amazed at how easy it is to add and subtract quickly and easily. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Janelle Chisholm

Janelle Chisholm

Consultant, No Teacher Left Behind
Janelle Chisholm, National Board Certified Teacher, served as a classroom teacher for 19 years before moving to the district office as a math coach in a large urban school district in Phoenix, AZ for three years. She has been presenting teacher workshops full time for the last four... Read More →



Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Renaissance-Cactus
  3 - 5

8:30am PST

544: EXPLORE THE CORE - with Math on the Floor!
Teachers will see that by engaging children in the physical exploration of math concepts on a large 100-square floor grid, the visual representations will develop a deeper understanding. Other strands will be explored as time permits._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
WH

Wendy Hill (The Learning Carpet)

President, The Learning Carpet-TLC, Inc.
430



Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Renaissance-Ventura
  3 - 5

8:30am PST

561: Pattern Blocks: The Forgotten Tool In Middle School!
Join us for explorations in middle school geometric concepts! We willÊuse pattern blocks to dig deeper into understanding relationships among angles, lines and dilations. This session will include lesson plans for immediate implementation._x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Hagman

Jennifer Hagman

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


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
PSCC-Mesquite A
  6 - 8

8:30am PST

582: Understanding Algebraic Functions Ð Going Deeper
Come experience activities to lead students to a deeper understanding of functions. Participate in a human graph to explore functions, (domain, range, and asymptotes), and in other activities to modify linear, quadratic and exponential functions. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers

Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Hilton-Plaza B
  9 - 12

8:30am PST

587: It's Not About Answers-Mistakes Deepen Student Understanding
Student understanding can benefit from mistakes in the classroom using connections to growth mindset, brain research, questioning. Challenging math tasks allowing entry for all levels of math will be used to demonstrate using mistakes for learning._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
PSCC-Mesquite H
  9 - 12

8:30am PST

551: The Clothesline: Statistics on the Number Line
Help students understand the meaning of various statistical measures without making a single calculation. This Master Number Sense Maker will blow your mind; I promise. clotheslinemath.com_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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 8:30am - 10:00am PST
PSCC-Mesquite E
  G.I. 6 - 12

8:30am PST

510: Strategies to Help Struggling Students Become Algebra Ready
The journey to math proficiency can be a challenge for many learners. Algebra readiness through deeper learning creates the ultimate condition for students to succeed but how can teachers empower these struggling students to achieve with confidence?_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
KU

Kelly Urlacher

Curriculum Designer, DreamBox Learning



Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Hard Rock-Palladium North
  G.I. PK - 12

8:30am PST

521: Pattern and Place Value Connections
Explore engaging activities and instructional strategies using pattern to help students develop place value understanding and number sense. Guide your students to conceptual understanding. See fun and learning happen in your classroom!_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
MK

Michelle Kubiak

Teacher 2nd grade, Bishop ES
avatar for Susan Kunze

Susan Kunze

Author, teacher resource materials
Susan Kunze is an enthusiastic and experienced teacher-educator and resource writer, with nearly four decades of primary teaching experience. Her expertise in curriculum development has been shared as a national and regional conference presenter, a member of the California Common... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Hard Rock-Roxy Two
  PK - 2

8:30am PST

522: Number Sense and a Love of Math Pre-K to Grade 3
Some math skills need more than coverage. Number sense is the essential foundation, and must be developed to competency to allow students to become successful math learners for life. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Bob Sornson

Bob Sornson

President, Early Learning Foundation
The Early Learning Foundation works with schools, parents, and community organizations to help every child have a chance to build the foundation of early learning success. In math learning, we offer a simple way to track each child's progress toward COMPETENCY in every essential... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Hard Rock-Woodstock One
  PK - 2

10:30am PST

640: Personalized Learning with Technology
Blended learning, with its mix of technology and traditional face-to-face instruction, is a powerful approach to provide customized education for all students._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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

10:30am PST

641: Talk Number to Me: Fraction Number Strings
We will give 3rd-5th grade teachers strategies to build fraction sense via Number String mini-lessons. Our 10-minute lessons use mathematical models like the Ratio Table and the Number Line which are rich in context and number relationships._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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avatar for Christina Lincoln-Moore

Christina Lincoln-Moore

Assistant Principal, Los Angeles USD
Christina Lincoln-Moore is an innovative Constructivist educational leader who is tenacious and profoundly dedicated to mindful project-based learning to engender formidable mathematics identities. She taught for LAUSD from 1996 until 2014. She is currently an Assistant Principal... Read More →



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

10:30am PST

642: Number Lines for Place Value Fractions Decimals & Percent
This hand-on session focuses on using 0-100 number lines as manipulatives which provide students a strong visual reference. Number Lines are excellent for deepening the understanding of Place Value, Fraction, Decimal and Percent concepts._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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avatar for John Felling

John Felling

Co-owner/Author, Box Cars And One-Eyed Jacks
John is an internationally recognized speaker in the area of both math and literacy. Before consulting and authoring for Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks John was an administrator for over 25 years with the Black Gold School Division in Leduc. John has been a featured speaker an the ASCD... Read More →


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

10:30am PST

643: Walk the Number Line With Research-Based Results!
This session will focus on using empty number lines for skills like place value, fractions, decimals and alternative algorithms. Kim Sutton will model strategies that are simple and ready to go. You will love the practical handout!_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr
  3 - 5

10:30am PST

660: What to Do When Group Work IsnÕt Working
We will discuss common group work issues and provide specific strategies and resources for addressing them. After implementing these techniques, our students were able to work collaboratively and develop a deeper understanding of mathematics. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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YM

Yekaterina Milvidskaia

Mathematics Teacher, Vista Unified School District
TT

Tiana Tebelman

Math Teacher, Vista USD, MfA San Diego, YouCubed
I have been teaching 8th grade math at Vista Magnet Middle School in Vista for 6 years. I have been trained in DNR instruction by Guershon Harel through the Math for America San Diego program and in complex instruction and mindset through Jo Boaler. These trainings have greatly shaped... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Hilton-Plaza C
  6 - 8

10:30am PST

662: Who is Doing math?
Through video clips and a model lesson, we will share how we use diagnostic teaching model to shift from teaching concepts to facilitating conceptualization. Participants will receive resource of this teaching model._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Sunny Chin-Look

Instructional specialist K-8 Mathematics, Alhambra USD


Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
PSCC-Mesquite D
  6 - 8

10:30am PST

690: Create a Deeper Understanding of Algebra Using Applications
Looking for a way to connect your content to actively engage your class? Spark your studentsÕ interest by learning how Algebra helps your students understand the world around them. Join us and take home ready-made classroom activities._x000B_ _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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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 →


Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Renaissance-Pueblo A
  9 - 12

10:30am PST

651: Deeper Understanding Sparked by Univ/District Collaboration
A 1990 collaboration between a high school math teacher and a university professor has led to more than ten years of 7 annual BTSA math workshops promoting deeper understanding and expanded to do the same for district special education teachers_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Hilton-Horizon II
  G.I. 6 - 12

10:30am PST

652: The Clothesline: Geometry on the Number Line
See how this Master Number Sense Maker can enhance studentsÕ proportional and spatial reasoning in Geometry. This simple, manipulable tool will blow your mind; I promise. clotheslinemath.com_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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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 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
PSCC-Mesquite E
  G.I. 6 - 12

10:30am PST

634: The CGI (Cognitive Guided Instruction) Classroom
CGI sparks a deeper understanding of math. WeÕll show you what it looks like while covering all the standards. When you apply CGI, your classroom will have daily academic collaborative discourse! See how it all works using a variety of methods. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Susan Tate

Teacher, Downey Unified School District


Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Renaissance-Chino B
  G.I. PK - 5

10:30am PST

620: CGI with Young Children: Stories to Problems
Learn how childrenÕs natural curiosity and imagination inspire mathematical story problems that allow them to deeply engage in rich, meaningful problem solving tasks. Walk away feeling confident you have strategies to implement in your classroom._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Hard Rock-Palladium North
  PK - 2, CGI

10:30am PST

622: Developing Competency for Essential Pre-K and K Math Skills
Some early math skills deserve more than coverage. They are fundamental to a child's ability to become a successful math learner for life. These crucial skills must be developed to competency to allow students to become math learners for life. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Bob Sornson

Bob Sornson

President, Early Learning Foundation
The Early Learning Foundation works with schools, parents, and community organizations to help every child have a chance to build the foundation of early learning success. In math learning, we offer a simple way to track each child's progress toward COMPETENCY in every essential... Read More →


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

10:30am PST

623: SUBITIZING!Ê A QUICK RECOGNITION OF QUANTITIES
Gaining a deeper understanding of numbers by Subitizing using structuring tools likeÊFinger Patterns, spatial patterns, five frames, ten frames and Rekenreks!Ê This is a make and take session!_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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avatar for Mary Dickerson

Mary Dickerson

Coordinator Elementary Instruction, Fontana USD


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

10:30am PST

625: To Number Bonds...And Beyond!
The way students construct meaning with addition and subtraction inÊK-2 will have a significant impactÊfor their learning beyond whole numbers.ÊLearn strategies and representations that will enrichÊstudent understanding of these crucial concepts!_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree A
  PK - 2

1:15pm PST

760: Fluency Founded on Number Sense
Fluency is deeper than Òfast facts.Ó Help your students develop a flexibility with numbers built on conceptual understanding. Make depth, not speed the goal of problem solving through tasks and games that engage studentsÕ mathematical reasoning. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Vicki Vierra

K-12 Math Specialist, Ventura COE (retired)


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm PST
Hard Rock-Palladium North
  6 - 8

1:15pm PST

762: Evening the playing field through facts fluency development
Students lacking number sense? Learn how Number Talks develop fact fluency and number sense. Spark the confidence and ability to access grade level math at the full depth of the standards. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm PST
Hilton-Horizon II
  6 - 8

1:15pm PST

764: THE PATCH ÒCOREÓ QUILT
Quilts are full of math. Learn to create quilts & extend them into multi-cognitive & multi-dimensional math problems that are hands on & use physical modeling, for geometry, proportional thinking, spatial reasoning, algebra & conservation of numbers _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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James Nadler

Teacher, Lennox SD


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm PST
Hilton-Tapestry
  6 - 8

1:15pm PST

767: Sparking Understanding using Authentic Problem Solving
Incorporate rich, authentic problems into your math classroom in order to increase student engagement, motivation, autonomy, and depth of understanding. We will investigate resources for finding, creating, and assessing these rich problems._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree A
  6 - 8

1:15pm PST

780: Shifting Cognitive Load through Geometric Transformations
How can geometric transformations spark discussion and a deeper understanding? Teachers experience problems that allow students to discover and see the need for the most important elements of transformations, leading to congruence and similarity. _x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
YM

Yekaterina Milvidskaia

Mathematics Teacher, Vista Unified School District
TT

Tiana Tebelman

Math Teacher, Vista USD, MfA San Diego, YouCubed
I have been teaching 8th grade math at Vista Magnet Middle School in Vista for 6 years. I have been trained in DNR instruction by Guershon Harel through the Math for America San Diego program and in complex instruction and mindset through Jo Boaler. These trainings have greatly shaped... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm PST
Hilton-Plaza B
  9 - 12

1:15pm PST

754: Ignite Math Literacy with Interactive Notebooks!
Looking for a new way to engage your students, support the Math Practices every day, strengthen math literacy, increase organization, and decrease loose worksheets in your classroom? Join us as we dive into the world of Interactive Notebooking! _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
LH

Lisa Hoegerman

Teacher, Apple Valley Unif. S.D.
8th grade Teacher AVID Coordinator 31 years teaching Interact Club Advisor


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm PST
PSCC-Mesquite H
  G.I. 6 - 12

1:15pm PST

730: Spark Deeper Understanding of Student Thinking in Base Ten
See how using multiplication and measurement division problems can extend student understanding of base ten. Participants will engage with student work and videos. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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KB

Kathleen Bird

Instructional Coach, Hesperia USD
LP

Linda Picht

Hesperia Unified School District


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm PST
Hard Rock-Roxy One
  G.I. PK - 5

1:15pm PST

734: Go Digital with Go Math!
Explore digital components of Go Math (ThinkCentral). Learn to integrate into whole class, small group, and individualized instruction. Support parent understanding of instructional shifts in California State Standards. Bring your own device._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Noelle Kreider

Noelle Kreider

Teacher, Rialto USD


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm PST
PSCC-Smoke Tree F
  G.I. PK - 5

1:15pm PST

720: Developing Competency for Gr 1 and 2 Essential Math Skills
Some early math skills deserve more than coverage. They are fundamental to a child's ability to become a successful math learner for life. These crucial skills must be developed to competency to allow students to become math learners for life. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Bob Sornson

Bob Sornson

President, Early Learning Foundation
The Early Learning Foundation works with schools, parents, and community organizations to help every child have a chance to build the foundation of early learning success. In math learning, we offer a simple way to track each child's progress toward COMPETENCY in every essential... Read More →


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

1:15pm PST

722: Sparking Deeper Understanding through Subitizing Games
Subitizing, Òor instantly seeing how many,Ó sparks the deeper understanding of numbers needed to build mathematical literacy. In this interactive workshop, teachers will Òmake and takeÓ highly engaging subitizing games to play in class on Monday! _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm PST
Renaissance-Chino B
  PK - 2

3:15pm PST

840: Number and Operations using Manipulatives
How can I help students understand numbers and operations? See how using manipulatives can help students better understand concepts, such as number sense and strategies for the number operations. Discover why manipulatives are a powerful tool!_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm PST
Hard Rock-Palladium North
  3 - 5

3:15pm PST

841: Promoting Discourse and Conceptual Understanding
Experience how to promote discourse to assist students with problem solving techniques. Multiplication/division concepts and standards for whole numbers using 3-dimensional materials, 2-dimensional representations and mental models will be explored._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm PST
Hilton-Tapestry
  3 - 5

3:15pm PST

849: What do you mean 'Let them have FUN?'
Good-bye NCLB and a-page-a-day.ÊHello interesting, challenging, intriguing, complex and FUN! Tangrams will develop special thinking and build a deeper understanding of perimeter and area with these FUN SMP-embedded activities for all students._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm PST
PSCC-Mesquite A
  3 - 5

3:15pm PST

861: Give Them Something to Talk About
Math Talks and communication amongst peers are valuable teaching tools promoting deeper understanding of math concepts. Learn how easy it is to use Math Talks effectively. Participants will focus on progressions and walk away with examples in hand._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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AC

Andrea Cadman

Temecula Valley USD


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm PST
Hilton-Plaza A
  6 - 8

3:15pm PST

864: Make No Mistakes About Integers!
We will show typical mistakes students make when using integer rules. We will show different techniques to teach integer rules and bring real life examples to help solidify the deeper understanding. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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avatar for Tracey Dunn

Tracey Dunn

Mathematics Staff Development and Curriculum Specialist, Tulare County Office of Education


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm PST
Renaissance-Santa Rosa
  6 - 8

3:15pm PST

887: Creating Connections for Struggling Learnings of Algebra
Having difficultly creating logical connections for struggling students in Algebra? Come and learn how to use consistent strategies with students to connect linear, quadratic, and exponential functions. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
AR

Al Rabanera

Fullerton Joint Union High School District


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm PST
Renaissance-Ventura
  9 - 12

3:15pm PST

850: Engagement Strategies for the Common Core Classroom
You'll get many ideas to transform your CC class to a vibrant learning environment where students feel excited to come.We'll explore tech tools,incorporate writing in projects,encourage thinking through warm up activities and inspire them to grow._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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avatar for Madeleine Strasburg

Madeleine Strasburg

Math Teacher / BTSA Support Provider, RUSD
With a background Engineering, it was not a difficult decision to chose Math as my teaching subject. I was not prepared for the love that I would find in teaching and interacting with teenagers. I also love working with the New Teachers and helping them develop in this great p... Read More →



Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm PST
Hilton-Plaza D
  G.I. 6 - 12

3:15pm PST

832: Warm-ups to Ignite Mathematical Discourse
When students begin with a warm-up, they are primed for problem solving. In this interactive session, participants will walk away with warm-up activities that empower productive talk, hook children into a lesson, and set students up for success._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:



Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm PST
Hard Rock-Woodstock Three
  G.I. PK - 5, CGI

3:15pm PST

821: Build Number Sense and Deeper Understanding through Games
Highly engaging games provide meaningful opportunities for students to develop number sense strategies.Ê Participants will use a variety of visual tools for subitizing, composing and decomposing numbers_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
LC

Laura Choate

Teacher Specialist, Mathematics, Fallbrook Union Elementary School District


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

3:15pm PST

823: DonÕt be Quick to Count-on: Teaching with Deep Understanding
When is counting-on another empty procedure and when does it make sense? You will learn about a researched progression that supports productive struggle and deep understanding of counting-on. You will leave with research-supported activities._x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


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

3:15pm PST

825: Developing Mathematical Concepts for ALL Early Learners
Learn research-based strategies to introduce the language of mathematics to engage ALL students as they build mathematical conceptual understanding. Experience hands-on manipulative activities, games, and Children's Literature connections._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm PST
PSCC-Mesquite C
  PK - 2

3:15pm PST

828: Going Deep for Understanding Place Value!
Kim Sutton will take on going deep to understand place value for primary learners. Let's create classroom routines including songs, dances and hands on activities that help students develop strong number sense! Participants will love the handout!_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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
Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr
  PK - 2