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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

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 4253

Speakers
BF

Brent Ferguson

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



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

10:30am

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
PSCC-Smoke Tree E

1:30pm

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
Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr

3:30pm

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 12623

Speakers
avatar for Howard Alcosser

Howard Alcosser

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



Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr
 
Saturday, November 7
 

8:30am

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
Renaissance-Chino A

10:30am

694: 3 Sets of 3 Questions–Practicing Inquiry With Taylor Series
Participants will be introduced to a plan for teaching Taylor Series that starts the conversation with central questions. This inquiry is the seed out of which grows lots of rich mathematical fruit, including patterns, theorems, and habits of mind.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 19310

Speakers
BF

Brent Ferguson

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



Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite G

10:30am

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 19312

Speakers
avatar for Dan Teague

Dan Teague

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


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