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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

180: Close Reading with Graphs
Using well-known controversial graphs on climate change, participants will use close reading techniques to dig deeper into data representations and misrepresentations. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers

Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Palladium North

8:30am

181: Writing Activities That Help Deepen Student Understanding
Seven specific levels of note-taking and writing activities will be presented. The activities are non-reflective and have been refined over the past 3 decades. Help your students write sophisticated, eloquent sentences about their work!_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
DR

Dr. Robert Gerver

North Shore Schools (retired)



Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Palladium South

8:30am

182: Using Proofs in AP Calc to Spark Engagement & Understanding
Attendees will learn to introduce an idea through a central question, motivate with context, prove the result, then apply it. This workshop teaches to nudge conversations with inquiry to generate understanding. Handouts will include all proofs._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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
Hard Rock-Roxy

8:30am

183: 5 Fantastic Activities for Stats
Great activities for CC and AP Stats. This interactive session will provide participants with classroom ready materials. These activities are engaging and ensure that students have a deeper understanding of statistical ideas._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Jared Derksen

Jared Derksen

Teacher Specialist, Mathematics, Chaffey JUHSD


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Roxy One

8:30am

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
PSCC-Mesquite B

8:30am

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
PSCC-Mesquite E

8:30am

186: What Math is Important in ÒAlgebra II and PreCalculusÓ?
What should students know to be prepared for career and collegiate math? Why are concepts like logarithms important and how can we make sure students really understand them? What is the role of dynamic interactive technology in making this happen?_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
GB

Gail Burrill

Michigan State Univ


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

8:30am

187: Sparking the SMPs Ð Make Sense Reason and Model
From manipulatives to algebra, geometry, and technology - explore rich problems from math history and data collection activities designed to help students engage in the Standards for Mathematical Practice and make math/science connections._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
BG

Betty Gasque

Mathematics Consultant, Retired Mathematics Teacher, Mathematics Consultant


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

8:30am

188: Do Not Become un-ÔHingedÕ Learn to Diagnose!
Looking for tech-y formative assessment tools to guide teacher and student moves during a lesson? Come examine Hinge Questions as a formative assessment strategy, and digital tools that will support its implementation. Bring a device and/or laptop._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
CL

Celine Liu

Math Specialist / Coach, Alameda County Office of Education


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

8:30am

189: Constructions Portfolio: Spark it Digitally
Constructing figures along with some tech-help is a great way to showcase the "old-with-new" methods of teaching for a deeper understanding. Come explore how to expand your construction skills and make it digitally spark!_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers

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

10:30am

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
Hard Rock-Palladium South

10:30am

281: AP Calculus Ð My Favorite 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._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hard Rock-Roxy

10:30am

282: Be Careful What You Ask For! Questioning for Understanding
Conversations for learning are crucial for developing understanding. This session will outline the types of questions teachers can pose to tease out rich classroom discussions that lead to deeper understanding and procedural fluency._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 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite B

10:30am

283: Increasing Access to AP Calculus with Vertical Planning
We have designed a two-year scenario-based curriculum that has helped double AP Calculus enrollment at our school. We will share tasks and strategies that build conceptual understanding and confidence in students long before the get to Calculus. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Liem Tran

Liem Tran

Math Teacher, Los Angeles Unified School District


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite E

10:30am

284: AP Calculus: Connecting and Developing Math Practices
College Board recently updated the AP Calculus courses, which debut in 2016. The workshop will focus on how the Mathematical Practices for AP Calculus connect to exam items and how teachers can support students in the development of these Practices._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers

Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite F

10:30am

285: The Struggle is Real (World)
This session aims to spark deeper understanding of Precalculus & Calculus concepts by encouraging students to struggle with imperfect real data so they may connect concepts with current events topics, many of which they read about on social media._x000B__x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers

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

10:30am

286: Promoting Productive Struggle through Proofs in Geometry
WeÕll explore multiple strategies that empower students to independently solve geometry proof problems. Pilot teachers using CanFigureIt Geometry in their classes will share insights on how they supported students' individual needs._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers

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

10:30am

287: From Seeing Dots to Lewis Carroll
The Algebra 2 Common Core standards address using "Structure of an Expression to identify ways to rewrite it". We will explore a thread of activities that help your students make these connections._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Katz

Michelle Katz

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


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

1:30pm

380: Making Sense of Inference for Sampling and Experiments
In this session, we will examine the issues that make confidence intervals and significance tests so difficult for students. Then weÕll discuss strategies to help spark studentsÕ deeper understanding of inference questions on the AP Statistics exam. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Daren Starnes

Daren Starnes

Math Department Chair, The Lawrenceville School
The Lawrenceville School


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hard Rock-Roxy

1:30pm

381: Introducing the 4th-year HS Math Course
College Readiness, EAP, Conditionally Ready. Learn about a 4th year HS math course (a-g eligible) in development for the purpose of avoiding math remediation once students are accepted into college. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hard Rock-Roxy One

1:30pm

382: Identifying & Creating Quality HS Tasks to Motivate Students
Participants will engage in several high school level tasks that motivate students & deepen understanding. We will explore the criteria for quality & 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 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hard Rock-Woodstock One

1:30pm

383: Digging Into Mathematical Modeling (Insect Classification)
We will look deeply at a single mathematical modeling challenge. Different student approaches will be considered as participants experience the cycle of modeling. Basic data analysis is used to distinguish two species of biting insects._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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 →


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

1:30pm

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
PSCC-Mesquite E

1:30pm

385: Intutiion to Formal Math: Engaging Contexts Spark Learning
Engaging students with interesting contextualized problems provides experiences leading to conceptual understanding, and deep understanding of formal mathematical ideas. Experience classroom activities in algebra and statistics that do just that!_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Jim Short

Jim Short

Math Coordinator, Ventura County Office of Education


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

1:30pm

386: A Deeper Understanding of Algebra Through Studying Exercise
We will look at maximum heart rates, target heart rate ranges, and recovery rates. Participants will determine the type of function represented by these data, write a corresponding equation, and create graphs to show their conclusions._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers

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

1:30pm

387: Getting High School Students to Communicate Mathematically
Geometry & Algebra 2 teachers will take a deeper look at communicating reasoning. Come to this interactive session to take away a variety of strategies to incorporate communication into your instruction & assessments._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Katie DeGraffenreid

Katie DeGraffenreid

Secondary Math TOSA, PYLUSD


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

3:30pm

480: Mastering AP Statistics Multiple Choice Questions
The multiple choice section of the AP Statistics exam counts for 50% of a studentÕs score. In this session, weÕll explore strategies and resources that can help spark studentsÕ deeper understanding of multiple choice questions._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Daren Starnes

Daren Starnes

Math Department Chair, The Lawrenceville School
The Lawrenceville School



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

3:30pm

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
Hard Rock-Woodstock Two

3:30pm

483: Stretching the Truth and Shifting the Blame
An important standard in the Function Strand isÊBuilding Functions from Existing Functions.ÊWeÊwill shareÊa series of scenario-basedÊtasks that promote conceptual understanding of Function Transformation._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Nate Goza

Nate Goza

Teacher, Math for America Los Angeles
avatar for Liem Tran

Liem Tran

Math Teacher, Los Angeles Unified School District



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

3:30pm

484: Look Who's Talking! Mathematics Discourse in the Classroom
Go beyond checking for understanding! Participate in several student interaction strategies that promote student discourse and provide students with deeper understanding. Walk away with something that can be immediately implemented in the classroom._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


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

485: The Struggle is Real (World)
This session aims to spark deeper understanding of Precalculus & Calculus concepts by encouraging students to struggle with imperfect real data so they may connect concepts with current events topics, many of which they read about on social media._x000B__x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers

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

3:30pm

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
PSCC-Smoke Tree B

3:30pm

487: Upgrade Your Card Sorts
Card sorts help students compare, contrast, and group mathematical structures. In this session we'll learn how to use a free digital card sort to promote discussion and give feedback in ways that are impossible with paper card sorts._x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers

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

3:30pm

489: Algebra & Functions: Look for Structure & Repeated Reasoning
Through problem solving activities that spark deeper understanding, we will explore Standards for Mathematical Practice 7 & 8 in the context of some interesting CCSSM algebra and function standards and tasks. Coherence will be emphasized._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


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

3:30pm

490: Use Innovative Feedback! Spark Relationship & Understanding
Come learn about the letters JCNPiI and CRE...and how they have helped empower math students become connected to their teacher, to each other, and to a deeper relationship with mathematics as increasingly self-regulating learners in community._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hard Rock-Roxy One
 
Saturday, November 7
 

8:30am

580: AP Stats 2016 Walk Thru
Let's take a careful look at all six problems from last May's exam, guided by an experienced AP grader. We will examine sample student papers and learning points from the rubrics._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Jared Derksen

Jared Derksen

Teacher Specialist, Mathematics, Chaffey JUHSD


CMCS docx

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

8:30am

581: Discrete Math Modeling: Learn Understand and Use!
Modeling can be scary. Rich problems are rare. Here are some ideas for very real problems and projects from discrete math. Most topics can be easily self-taught, some of the problems are scary-good, and they even meet CCSSM-C! A great field leveler._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Chuck Biehl

Chuck Biehl

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


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

8:30am

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
Hilton-Plaza B

8:30am

583: Making Sense of Statistics in Algebra 2
Participants will engage in activities and discussion around different ways students can connect with statistics, especially in vocabulary and the interpretation of data and their measures of spread. Ready-for-use resources will be provided._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


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

8:30am

584: Creating Differentiated Materials is Easier Than You Think.
Come investigate various forms of differentiation, discussing when, why, and how they can be implemented and how easy they are to create. Working from classroom scenarios, weÕll view and/or create various types of differentiated materials._x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
AB

Allan Bellman

University of Mississippi


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

8:30am

585: Digging Into Mathematical Modeling (Insect Classification)
We will look deeply at a single mathematical modeling challenge. Different student approaches will be considered as participants experience the cycle of modeling. Basic data analysis is used to distinguish two species of biting insects._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite B

8:30am

586: Rich Tasks: Collaboration and Conceptual Understanding
Matching multiple representations to get overview of topic and deepen understanding. Missing representations will be created. Protocols modeled to support mathematical discourse, collaboration, conceptual understanding, and formative assessment._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
MT

Matthew Taylor

Instructional Specialist Mathematics, New Visions for Public Schools


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

8:30am

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
PSCC-Mesquite H

8:30am

588: How Do We Know If Students Really Understand?
We will discuss how to make small tweaks to math problems to encourage students to articulate their reasoning and make potential misconceptions more obvious. We will practice a variety of strategies that build studentsÕ conceptual understanding. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Nanette Johnson

Nanette Johnson

Teacher on Special Assignment, Mathematics, Downey USD
I am a math coach in Downey, California. I love learning, learning about learning.


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

8:30am

589: How Do We Know If Students Really Understand?
We will discuss how to make small tweaks to math problems to encourage students to articulate their reasoning and make potential misconceptions more obvious. We will practice a variety of strategies that build studentsÕ conceptual understanding. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Nanette Johnson

Nanette Johnson

Teacher on Special Assignment, Mathematics, Downey USD
I am a math coach in Downey, California. I love learning, learning about learning.


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

8:30am

590: Modeling Mathematics in Algebra
Participants will engage in a variety of activities where modeling is the focus. Participants will discuss how multiple representations help to create well rounded math models. Content will be focused around topics in Algebra 1 or Integrated Math 1._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
KM

Katie Martinez

Math Teacher/Department Chair, La Costa Canyon HS


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

8:30am

591: Enhancing algebra and geometry: Transformations in Geogebra
We share and engage audience in Geogebra (GG) activities that develop geometric and algebraic connections, and mathematical practices. Learn basic GG instructions to perform geometric transformations on points, graphs and shapes. BYOD with Geogebra. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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

8:30am

592: Statistics in Int 3:Be Random & Normal...w/ Margin for Error
Demystify the CCSS for Statistics in Integrated 3/Alg 2. We will deepen understanding of randomness in different settings, normal curves and simulations to get a feel for margin of error through activities. Scaffolded handouts will be provided._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Renee Kollar-Bachman

Renee Kollar-Bachman

Teacher/Dept Chair, Vista Unified School District
I am a math and drama geek. I have taught AP Stats for a long time and have been part of the AP Reading for 8 years. I'm also an Integrated 1 teacher. In my spare time, I teach dance, choreograph all our musicals and watch San Diego Padres games with my family.
avatar for Tina Shinsato

Tina Shinsato

Math Teacher, Rancho Buena Vista HS
Talk to me about your favorite places to kayak, hike, and bike in the Sierras...and where we're going for lunch.


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

10:30am

680: Sparking Deeper Understanding with Simulations in Statistics
Simulations allow students to understand the logic of statistical inference without high-level formulas. In this session we'll explore strategies to engage students with physical simulations that lead to simulations with (free!) technology._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Jason Molesky

Jason Molesky

Apple Education Development Executive, Lakeville Area Public Schools
My goal? Simple...To facilitate change in the educational system through dynamic leadership, engaging professional development, innovative resource development, and a commitment to the continuous improvement process. My description? Simple...turbonerd & datageek.


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

10:30am

681: Discrete Math Modeling: Learn Understand and Use!
Modeling can be scary. Rich problems are rare. Here are some ideas for very real problems and projects from discrete math. Most topics can be easily self-taught, some of the problems are scary-good, and they even meet CCSSM-C! A great field leveler._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Chuck Biehl

Chuck Biehl

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



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

10:30am

682: Doing Vs. Listening: Experience The Magic Of Cards With Math
We all know that we must get the students engaged to spark a deeper understanding. Come and experience how the fun of discovering the mathematics behind cards tricks is engaging, addicting, and mathematically rewarding. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
CC

Cherlyn Converse

Professor, CSU Fullerton
BC

Bianca Converse

CSU Fullerton



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

10:30am

683: Spy Listening Device and Meaningful Parabolas
How can a spy listening device or parabolic solar cooker be used to bring meaning to parabolas and quadratics? Our investigation will incorporate geometric transformations, proof and the distance formula. We will use GeoGebra to generalize results. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
BG

Bruce Grip

Consultant, California Mathematics Council
Mathematical modeling Integrated HS Mathematics Curriculum Volunteer for CMC-South


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

10:30am

684: Create Deep Understanding of Trig with the Unit Circle
In this session, we will explore an alternative way to introduce trigonometry in Geometry by using the Unit Circle. We will look at current research and a history of teaching trig to create a deeper understanding of trigonometry for students._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers


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

10:30am

685: Cafe Patternea: A project-based introduction to algebra
Experience a differentiated project we use to motivate algebraic thinking. Students choose and describe visual patterns with multiple representations. Dissonance created by different looking equivalent expressions motivates skills. You will do math!_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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 →



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

10:30am

686: Tech Skills for Student Success on the AP Calculus Exam
AP Calculus is a course that requires a variety of technology resources for student visualization and exploration. This session explores calculator active AP Calculus questions and TI-Nspire user skills to complete them._x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Veronica Carlson

Math Teacher, Glendale UHSD
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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 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree B

10:30am

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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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
Renaissance-Pueblo A

1:15pm

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:

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Yekaterina Milvidskaia

Mathematics Teacher, Vista Unified School District
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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
Hilton-Plaza B

1:15pm

781: Well Designed Collaborative Groups+Modeling=Math Practices
Come select a modeling problem from a list of three; work with a group based on anticipated problem solving approach; monitor progress. Discuss how this approach builds an environment where sense making, strong discussion, and perseverance thrives._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Allan Bellman

University of Mississippi


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

1:15pm

782: Trigonometry and the Ferris Wheel
This study of the motion of a Ferris Wheel provide a deeper understanding into amplitude, period, and phase shift, as well as compound motion. Classroom handouts will be provided._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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

1:15pm

783: Differentiating Problem Based Tasks for Deeper Understanding
Use "reversible" instruction, I-WE-YOU and YOU-WE-I, to engage all students in problem solving. reasoning, and justification. Ensure that Problem Based Tasks spark deeper understanding._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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

1:15pm

784: Interactive Review Games That Ignite the Spark
Reviewing for a summative assessment does not have to be the mundane,"chapter review". The day before "test day" can be an opportunity for students to showcase their ability through my review games. Materials for implementation will be available._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Renaissance-Cactus

1:15pm

785: Use Statistics to Understand the World Around You
Engage in a lesson that promotes classroom discussion using statistics to analyze city demographics. Then dig deeper into statistics as we work through topics on causation and correlation. Resources from the UCLA Curtis Center summer institute given._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Renaissance-Sierra

3:15pm

880: What If? Structured Questioning for Understanding
Structured questioning can develop conceptual understanding and enhance communications skills in AP and CCSS Statistics. Utilizing an inferential questioning format for activities and assessments deepens understanding in any mathematics classroom._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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avatar for Jason Molesky

Jason Molesky

Apple Education Development Executive, Lakeville Area Public Schools
My goal? Simple...To facilitate change in the educational system through dynamic leadership, engaging professional development, innovative resource development, and a commitment to the continuous improvement process. My description? Simple...turbonerd & datageek.
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Douglas Tyson

Teacher, Central York SD
I'm a former Mathematics teacher who is now a Statistics teacher. Teaching Statistics is my passion, but I also like growing tomatoes, making snow, and scuba diving. Jelly Belly jelly beans are my Kryptonite.


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Hilton-Palm Canyon

3:15pm

881: Doing Vs. Listening: Experience The Magic Of Cards With Math
We all know that we must get the students engaged to spark a deeper understanding. Come and experience how the fun of discovering the mathematics behind cards tricks is engaging, addicting, and mathematically rewarding. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Cherlyn Converse

Professor, CSU Fullerton
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Bianca Converse

CSU Fullerton



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

3:15pm

883: Fostering High School Teachers' Changes in Practice
Join a discussion of how administrators and coaches/teacher leaders can work together to support high school teachers to shift their instructional practices so that all students are able to meet the demands of the new California math standards._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Lisa Michel

Culver City Unified School District


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

3:15pm

884: Access The Practices Through Non-Routine Problems
Nothing sparks thinking a genuinely challenging problem. Ignite this feeling in ALL your students through non-routine problems and Teach the mathematical practices, deep connections, and problem solving strategies without sacrificing your unit plan._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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

3:15pm

885: Empowering and Creating Mathematicians
I will share ideas on how to teach students to take ownership of their learning in a math classroom through student reflections and classroom activities._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm
PSCC-Primrose C

3:15pm

886: A Deeper Understanding of Algebra Through Studying Exercise
We will look at maximum heart rates, target heart rate ranges, and recovery rates. Participants will determine the type of function represented by these data, write a corresponding equation, and create graphs to show their conclusions._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Renaissance-Andreas

3:15pm

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:

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Al Rabanera

Fullerton Joint Union High School District


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