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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

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
PSCC-Smoke Tree D

8:30am

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
Hard Rock-Palladium South

8:30am

157: We Need to Reason Why: Division of Fractions
Lets investigate how we model division of fractions through the Common Core State Standards. We will trace how to teach the development throughout the grades. The Standards for Mathematical Practice will also be addressed.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 3051

Speakers
CW

Carmen Whitman

Mathematics For All Consulting


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Woodstock Two

8:30am

158: Ratios/Proportions in the Common Core Classroom
Struggling to have your students make sense of ratios/proportions? In this session, participants will see how to encourage students to model ratios/proportions in the Common Core classroom so that they can make sense of the math involved.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 3094

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Lau

Thomas Lau

Science Teacher, Baldwin Park USD
Have been teaching for 15+ years at Baldwin Park USD. Work with all level of students from Elementary to High School. I have worked on Math and Science Curriculum for the school district. Always actively searching for proven methods to increase student learning and then share them... Read More →
CK

Caroline Kwak Lau

Curriculum Specialist, Baldwin Park USD



Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Woodstock Three

8:30am

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
PSCC-Mesquite D

8:30am

161: Use Cubes as a Setting for Your Problem Solving
A cube is the starting point for many rich problems. Stack cubes, count cubes, paint cubes and do some real math at the same time. Work out a dozen classic cube contest problems. Take home these and more than 50 additional problems._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
DM

Dennis Mulhearn

Teacher (39 years) retired, Valley Stream NY Central HS District (retired)
Dennis Mulhearn, a 39 year math and computer teacher at Valley Stream NY Jr./Sr. High School, has taught every course and level from Math 7 through Advanced Algebra. Dennis taught math and computer summer programs for 25 years. He has moderated Computer and Chess Clubs, coached Computerletes... Read More →


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

8:30am

162: Rich Real World Problems
These engaging problems provide a context you can use to make conceptual understanding more tangible. WeÕll do a problem and discuss how to help students articulate their mathematical thinking in writing as well as options for assessing their work._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Robert Kaplinsky

Robert Kaplinsky

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


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

8:30am

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
Renaissance-Catalina

10:30am

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 7769

Speakers
JR

Johnny Reyes

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


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

10:30am

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 7771

Speakers
avatar for Avery Pickford

Avery Pickford

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



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

10:30am

256: Algebra Intervention Rigor Problem Solving and the CCSS
What’s 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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 7775

Speakers
avatar for Mardi Gale

Mardi Gale

Senior Research Associate, WestEd


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

10:30am

257: Fun With Statistics in Middle School
We will experience two engaging statistics lessons. First, we will pursue math modeling by performing a simulation that estimates the number of fish in a lake. Second, we will find and use our name scores to discuss and illustrate center and spread.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 7776

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.


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hard Rock-Woodstock Three

10:30am

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
Renaissance-Pueblo A

10:30am

260: Perseverance Problem Solving Strategies for Understanding
Do your students feel that they donÕt know how to begin when given a problem to solve, so they just shut down? Learn strategies that allow all students an entry point into the problem and motivate them to persevere to find a sensible solution. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
AC

Andrea Cadman

Temecula Valley USD


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

10:30am

261: Seeing Proportions: Hands-on to Visual to Abstract
Stretch elastic or shrink plastic to engage students in the proportions and rates. Move from hands-on activities to visual tasks to real-life situations to develop deep understanding. Focus on questioning to promote levels of understanding._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
SE

Sheldon Erickson

Fresno Unified School District


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hard Rock-Woodstock Three

10:30am

262: Ratios Rates and Fractions Oh My!
Why does every conversation about fractions and ratios end in more questions? We need a spark towards understanding! LetÕs discover the nuances together while checking out the new Illustrative Mathematics open education resource (OER) curriculum._x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers

Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hard Rock-Woodstock Two

10:30am

263: Build Conceptual Understanding Using a Clothesline
Explore how a clothesline as a number line can help students learn grade-level content and strengthen their number sense. Learn how to consistently use this simple tool to connect different math concepts and increase student discourse._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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

10:30am

264: Guiding Students to Those Aha Moments Without the Ughh!
ItÕs not funny giving away the punch line of a joke before telling the joke. The same goes for teaching math. Come learn how to help students discover the Òpunch lineÓ of a lesson through guided discovery activities. Ready-to-use handouts provided._x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hilton-Tapestry

10:30am

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
PSCC-Mesquite D

10:30am

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
PSCC-Mesquite G

10:30am

267: Meaningful teaching of Integers Expression n Equations
Best ways to represent Integers, expression and equations. Strategies for teaching these concepts meaningfully to students who are 2+ years behind._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite H
  • Session Number ELL
  • Location ( Hotel ) 267
  • Tags PSCC

10:30am

268: Don't Cell Yourself Short: Sparking Deeper Understanding!
Brain research has shown the benefits of using brain friendly techniques in teaching. During this session we'll engage in brain friendly activities and look at resources that will PUMP up brain POWER and spark a deeper understanding of mathematics._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
CB

Cindy Bryant

Director of Learning, LearnBop


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

10:30am

269: Icons Do It: Targeted Feedback to Support Student Learning
Evidence of studentsÕ understanding can inform our decisions and support our studentsÕ learning. WeÕll practice using a strategy to rapidly give students written feedback that delivers maximum learning impact with minimum teacher effort._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers

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

10:30am

270: S.T.E.M. on a Shoestring
The integration of science, technology, engineering, and math empowers student learning today and employment tomorrow. Learn how to integrate powerful STEM lessons on a tight budget. Ready-for-Monday projects are included._x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Brad Fulton

Brad Fulton

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


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-Catalina

10:30am

271: Deeper Understanding of NGSS in CCSS Math for Middle School
Next Generation Science Standards will soon be implemented. This session address how middle school science standards builds engagement and context for mathematics. Participants experience science content to build mathematics context for learning. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers

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

10:30am

1:30pm

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
Hard Rock-Roxy Two

1:30pm

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
Hard Rock-Woodstock Two

1:30pm

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
Hard Rock-Palladium North

1:30pm

361: Did you say transformations or transformers?
Transformations are a major thread of the Common Core Standards. Participants will explore activities that will deepen their conceptual understanding of transformations for the middle grades._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Tamara Bonn

Tamara Bonn

High School Math Coach, Victor Valley Union HS District
I am currently the High School Math Instruction Coach for Victor Valley Union High School District. I have a Master's degree from California State University San Bernardino in Teaching Mathematics. I am also a part-time math professor at CSUSB.


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite A

1:30pm

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
PSCC-Mesquite D

1:30pm

363: The Power of Feedback
Are your students producing what you expect? Do rubrics, exemplars, and detailed explanations leave you wanting more? Come learn how we use feedback to positively impact the quality of student work and to re-engage students for deeper learning._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.
KW

Kelli Wasserman

Math Consultant, CSU San Bernardino


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite H

1:30pm

364: Division of Fractions Through Problem Progressions
Help students discover the algorithm for dividing by fractions through a series of lessons where students look for patterns and test conjectures as problems progress from concrete to abstract._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Marisa Aoki

Marisa Aoki

PK-8 Math Coach, Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
I am currently a Mathematics Content Specialist with the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools serving Preschool through 8th grade teachers. Before that, I taught middle school mathematics for 10 years.


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree A
  • Session Number ELL
  • Location ( Hotel ) 364
  • Tags PSCC

1:30pm

365: Creating a Puppy Ð A Transformational Geometry Activity
Participants will create designs, including a 'puppy', on their graphing calculators using lists and statplot. They will then investigate what happens when different combinations of the positive and negative x-values and y-values are graphed. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Fred Decovsky

Fred Decovsky

Teachers Teaching with Technology


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

3:30pm

460: Identifying & Creating Quality MS Tasks to Motivate Students
Participants will engage in middle school level tasks that motivate students and deepen understanding. We will explore the criteria for quality and effective tasks, as well as how to transform any problem into a quality task. Handouts included._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
SF

Suzie Fore

Vice Principal, SDUSD
JO

Jannelle Olivier

Common Core Support Teachers, San Diego Unified School District


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hard Rock-Woodstock One

3:30pm

461: Using Proportions as a solid foundation for Linear Functions
Proportional Reasoning is a critical focus of 7th grade, come explore a lesson series created to spark a deeper understanding of proportionality. Guided inquiry. Multiple representations. Authentic experiences. Leave with an entire unit ready to use!_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
JR

Johnny Reyes

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


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hard Rock-Woodstock Three

3:30pm

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
Hilton-Horizon I

3:30pm

463: My Favorite Math Contest Problems
Problem solving is central at all levels of math. Carefully choosing the setting and content can make math fun and exciting too. Challenge your students with classic contest problems and discover solutions that enrich understanding. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
DM

Dennis Mulhearn

Teacher (39 years) retired, Valley Stream NY Central HS District (retired)
Dennis Mulhearn, a 39 year math and computer teacher at Valley Stream NY Jr./Sr. High School, has taught every course and level from Math 7 through Advanced Algebra. Dennis taught math and computer summer programs for 25 years. He has moderated Computer and Chess Clubs, coached Computerletes... Read More →


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

3:30pm

464: Teaching with Tasks - Sparking Deeper Student Understanding
Tasks arenÕt just for assessment anymore. WeÕll experience a task as a learner, strategize, apply the practices, connect to application, then debrief. Learn what components make quality tasks and use them to develop deeper conceptual understanding._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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

3:30pm

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:

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

3:30pm

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:

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Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance-Chino B
 
Saturday, November 7
 

8:30am

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
Hilton-Tapestry

8:30am

560: Model-Eliciting Activities in Middle School
MEAs are open-ended, interdisciplinary problem-solving activities that resemble engineering problems to reveal studentsÕ thinking about the embedded concepts in literacy, science and mathematics. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Knight

Kimberly Knight

Teacher on Special Assignment, Beaumont USD - ESF
@MathCoachKim


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Tapestry

8:30am

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
PSCC-Mesquite A

8:30am

562: Connecting student ideas about operating with zero to slope
Rich discussion requires links between teacher practice (Elicit and use evidence of student thinking) and students (Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others). Examine how to support student argument in the context of slope._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite D

8:30am

563: So You Want to Go into Modeling?
ANYone can do it, with paper! Spark deeper understanding by utilizing bar models to interpret word problems and illustrate relationships. These powerful tools represent core middle school concepts of fractions, ratios, proportions and percents._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


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

8:30am

564: Fantasy Baseball: An Authentic Performance Task
Students will productively struggle through statistical analysis of baseball card stats to create mathematical models of player statistics, play simulated games against each other, and deepen their understanding of the applications of mathematics. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Hammond

Andrea Hammond

Math Teacher, Beaumont Unified School District


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

8:30am

565: Take Your Places
This powerful lesson enriches your studentsÕ number sense and empowers their mathematical thinking. It will provide hours of classroom use and is highly adaptable to your studentsÕ needs. Get the ready-for-Monday handout._x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Brad Fulton

Brad Fulton

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


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Catalina

10:30am

601: Building a Coherent Teacher-Owned Middle School Curriculum
Illustrative Mathematics is writing a complete set of lesson plans, assessments, and differentiated learning supports for Grades 6Ð8 mathematics. The curriculum will be aligned to the Common Core State Standards, mathematically coherent, and attuned the daily classroom needs of teachers. It will be an open education resource released under a Creative Commons Attribution license, so that teachers will be able to adapt it to their local needs, while still preserving the basic architecture. In this presentation we will describe some of the key features of the curriculum and give participants an opportunity to work with some of the materials._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 11:59am
PSCC-Primrose C

10:30am

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:

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 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hilton-Plaza C

10:30am

661: Building in Supports for English Learners in OER Curriculum
Illustrative Mathematics is writing complete middle school OER curriculum in partnership with the K-12 OER Collaborative. With input from a team of interdisciplinary experts, the curriculum has many built-in supports for English language learners._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
KU

Kristin Umland

University of New Mexico


Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hilton-Tapestry

10:30am

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
PSCC-Mesquite D

10:30am

664: Screencasting and Accountability in a 1:1 or BYOD Classroom
Utilize free screencasting resources to extend student learning in a 1:1 or BYOD flipped classroom. Learn to integrate yours and students' screencasts with EDpuzzle to increase accountability. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


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

1:15pm

700: Boost Conceptual Understanding & Procedural Fluency with Rich Number Sense Tasks
Would your students benefit from rich number sense tasks connected to ratios, proportions, expressions, solving equations, functions, and more? Come participate in hands-on tasks that provide students with opportunities to use their own reasoning strategies and methods for solving problems that coherently build conceptual understanding and procedural fluency. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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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 →


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:44pm
PSCC-Primrose A

1:15pm

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
Hard Rock-Palladium North

1:15pm

761: Math -- When Will We Ever Use It?
High interest math investigations show students the importance of learning & understanding math. Students will need intuition, creative problem solving and collaboration to find solutions. Will answer the question: ÒWhen will we ever use algebra?Ó._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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

1:15pm

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
Hilton-Horizon II

1:15pm

763: Revolutionize Your Class One Open-Ended Question at a Time
Wouldn't it be great to see ALL of your students asking each other great questions throughout a lesson? In this session, participants will dive into problems, as they find an innovative way to get their students to ask each other great questions. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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avatar for Steven Krolikowski

Steven Krolikowski

Math Dept. Chair/PLC Lead/Teacher, Downey Unified School District
I have been teaching math for 23 years now. In the past 4 years, I have worked closely with the Smarter Balanced Consortium and the California Dept. of Education writing and reviewing problem-based resources. Currently, I am writing the 6th Grade Math Test-Prep book for Barron's... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Hilton-Plaza A

1:15pm

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
Hilton-Tapestry

1:15pm

765: Begin Your Class with a Bang!
In order to spark deeper understanding in students, this session will provide teachers with a variety of problem solving, mathematical reasoning, and number sense ideas that can be done in a few minutes at the beginning of class._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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

1:15pm

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
PSCC-Smoke Tree A

1:15pm

768: Designing OER Digitally Enhanced Lessons
Illustrative Mathematics in partnership with the K12 OER Collaborative is writing a complete curriculum for grades 6Ð8 mathematics. Participants will learn about the design of digitally enhanced lessons embedded within the curriculum._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree E

3:15pm

860: 10 Challenging Problems and P-S Strategies to Solve Them
Because problem solving can be difficult - it is important for students to have a "tool-belt" of P-S strategies. You will leave session with many techniques that help all students be successful in math contests & tests - including the SAT & ACT. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Hilton-Horizon I

3:15pm

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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Andrea Cadman

Temecula Valley USD


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

3:15pm

862: Developing Students Algebraic Thinking and Academic Language
Participants will engage in activities that build studentsÕ access to and confidence in doing rigorous mathematics, in particular for English learners, through problem-solving tasks that develop algebraic thinking and academic language proficiency. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Hilton-Plaza C

3:15pm

863: Shorten Your Scope and Sequence Without Sacrificing Content
This session will provide you with insights for layering content. While reviewing statistical reasoning, geometry, and ratios and proportions, we will look at classroom structures and lesson planning that lead to deeper understanding in less time._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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avatar for J.J. Martinez

J.J. Martinez

Assistant Principal, Redlands East Valley High School


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

3:15pm

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
Renaissance-Santa Rosa