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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

100: Using Technology to Increase Conceptual Understanding in Algebra and Geometry
Many topics in algebra and geometry are difficult to address conceptually and tend to be taught procedurally. WeÕll explore interactive applets that let students Ònotice and wonderÓ, talk about mathematical situations, and develop conceptual understandings of triangle properties, linear equations, systems of equations, and factoring trinomials. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Annie Fetter

Annie Fetter

The Math Forum at NCTM
I'm the longest-tenured staff member of the Math Forum. I worked on the project that produced the first version of the Geometer's Sketchpad® dynamic mathematics software and was a consultant for Key Curriculum Press for many years. My current work focuses on the development of children's... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 9:59am
PSCC-Primrose A

8:30am

150: At the intersection of not very-traveled roads
In this session the regular pentagon will be the master of ceremonies guiding our integration of school mathematics with the MPs, creating meaningful connections among school ideas, between mathematical ideas and other subjects, and with daily life._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Greisy Winicki Landman

Greisy Winicki Landman

Professor, Dept of Mathematics and Statistics



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

8:30am

151: Language Thinking and Mathematics
LetÕs explore the role of language and thinking in the mathematics classroom. What are some challenges? How might we begin to overcome them? What do our students experience? How do we connect student ideas to the mathematics we seek to teach them?_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
JG

Javier Garcia

Mathematics Specialist, Tulare COE


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

8:30am

152: How to do Groupwork Poorly...or Not (the sequel)
Many teachers unknowingly create problems in the way they do group work with their students. Teachers in this workshop will learn how to structure group work in order to create discourse communities that engage high and low-achieving students._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Hansuvadha

Jeremy Hansuvadha

Teacher: The Art of Mathematics & IMP, California School of the Arts
I am immensely fascinated with IMP, Complex Instruction, mistakes, The Beatles, sports analytics, A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones, punk/metal, Dan Meyer, the Seattle Seahawks, bass guitar, and ska/reggae.



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

8:30am

154: Deeper Understanding for High School Special Ed Students
Participants will experience strategies proven to work with Special Education students in mathematics. Station activities will provide cognitive challenges many students struggle with in Math 1 and Algebra I._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Dianne DeMille

Dianne DeMille

Mathematics Consultant, JenDi Consultants
How can we support students who struggle in high school to achieve Common Core Mathematics: including Special Ed, English Learners, and All students who struggle to learn mathematics?
JM

Jennifer Munoz

Redlands Unified School District


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree A
  • Session Number ELL
  • Location ( Hotel ) 154
  • Tags PSCC

8:30am

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
PSCC-Smoke Tree C

10:30am

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
Hard Rock-Woodstock One

10:30am

251: Battling Zombies with STEM Strategies
Use the "Zombie Craze" to make STEM become "un-dead" in your science classroom! This is not only a hands-on session, but a brains-on session, as well!_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Lukens

Jeff Lukens

National Education Consultant, Retired Science Teacher
Curriculum integration, especially science and math, is my educational passion. The use of handheld technology is paramount to having students see the connections between science and math in the high school classroom.


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

10:30am

252: Using FREE technology to increase and assess understanding
Participants will be introduced to how to use technology to check for understanding, demonstrate mathematical concepts, and create and interpret graphs using such free applications as Plickers, Geogebra, and Desmos._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


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

1:30pm

350: Linear Functions Roadmap: Making Connections Across Grades
The key to deep understanding is connecting to prior and future knowledge. We will explore linear functions from proportional relationships in 6th grade to interpreting linear models in 9th to comparing with other function families in higher grades._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Martha Barrett

Martha Barrett

Math Coordinator, Irvine Unified School District
Martha taught math at South Lake Middle School, then moved to the district office as the MS Math TOSA, and is now serving as the math coordinator in Irvine Unified.
avatar for Kristie Donavan

Kristie Donavan

Math Teacher, Woodbridge High School, Irvine Unified School District
Kristie has been in IUSD for 12 years, as a math teacher at Woodbridge High School and as the High School Math TOSA at the District Office. She loves math, teaching, teaching math, talking about math, helping others to love math ... you get the idea! She is married to her high school... Read More →



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

1:30pm

351: Survey Said! Playing Family Feud to Spark Engagement
In this interactive session we will play Family Feud using mathematics-based questions. We will show how the game can be customized to cover any topic or grade level. Each attendee will leave with an editable template of the Family Feud activity._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


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

1:30pm

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:

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

1:30pm

353: Googlizing a Math Unit..Putting the FUN back in Fundamental!
Learn how to gamify a Unit using Google Slides, EdPuzzle, and other assorted apps. Let's students move at their pace while achieving badges! Great for your lowest achieving students to your highest achieving students._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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
PSCC-Mesquite G

1:30pm

354: Looking deeper: the interplay between math tech and art
Participants will experiment with the free and easy-to-use software, GeoGebra, to ÒplayÓ with mathematical topics. Examples include golden triangles, geometric transformations and creating mosaics to tile your classroom floor. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:



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

1:30pm

355: Using Google Forms for Quick Formative Assessments
Wish for a faster and easier way to check student understanding? Learn to create Google Forms for quizzes and assignments, which students can access on any device and receive feedback. Get students writing about math and making viable arguments!_x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Lasek

Rachel Lasek

Mathematics Department Lead / Instructional Technology Coach, West Sonoma County Union High School
Rachel Lasek is a Mathematics and French teacher at a rural, public high school in Northern California, with over ten years experience. She has taught a wide-range of mathematics courses ranging from Remedial Math to Honors Precalculus. Over the past two years, Rachel spearheaded... Read More →


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

1:30pm

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
Renaissance-Catalina

3:30pm

400: Facilitating Meaningful Discourse in Mathematics Classroom
According to Principles to Action, mathematical discourse should: build on and honor studentsÕ thinking; provide students with the opportunity to share ideas, clarify understandings, and develop convincing arguments; and advance the mathematical learning of the whole class. It has been argued that Òdiscussions that focus on cognitively challenging mathematical tasks, namely those that promote thinking, reasoning, and problem solving, are a primary mechanism for promoting conceptual understanding of mathematics.Ò During the session participants will: 1) watch a video clip and discuss what the teacher does to support her students engagement in and understanding of mathematics; 2) discuss how the video exemplifies the focal teaching practice; and 3) consider what can be learned from this example that could apply to teaching more broadly. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 4:59pm
PSCC-Primrose A

3:30pm

450: What Could Go Wrong? (Addressing Math Misconceptions)
Eliciting, analyzing, responding to student misconceptions has the power to deepen mathematical understanding and engage theÊCCSS math practices. WeÕll discussÊineffective strategies and explore those thatÊmove learning forward. Free resources._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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

3:30pm

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:

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

3:30pm

452: Classroom Dessert: Real Assessment IsnÕt What You Think
A fine meal is topped off by a carefully-crafted dessert; in the classroom, itÕs called Òassessment,Ó and it often lacks flavor. The authors of The Classroom Chef re-think how we assess our students, empowering them by tapping into their voice. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for John Stevens

John Stevens

Chaffey JUHSD
John is an instructional math and technology coach in Southern California. He is the author of Table Talk Math and co-author of The Classroom Chef, blogs about his passions at http://fishing4tech.com, and would love to create more opportunities for kids to love mathematics.
avatar for Matt Vaudrey

Matt Vaudrey

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


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

3:30pm

453: Weapons of Math Instruction...APPSolutely
Learn how to integrate technology in a math classroom from a warm-up, through a lesson and formative assessment, to finishing with an Exit Ticket, all done electronically. Very cool stuff! Bring your device to experience it all._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite G
  • Session Number ELL
  • Location ( Hotel ) 453
  • Tags PSCC

3:30pm

454: The Truth About Mathematical Modeling
Ask anyone what it means to model with mathematics and you will get different answers from each one. As we look at a set of K-12 modeling activities that spark deeper understanding of math, we will uncover what it means to meet the demands of MP4._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


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

3:30pm

456: Clash of Systems: Using Clash of Clans to explore Maths
Explore the intersection of mobile gaming and maths. Walk away with my slide deck and some ideas on how to turn your students' favorite games into lessons. The sample lesson is specific to systems of equations, but the ideas can be applied TK-12._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Ian Young

Ian Young

Assistant Principal, Beaumont Unified School District
Talk to me about music, the Dodgers and making public education work for each student.


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

3:30pm

457: Integrating Technology in the Math Classroom
Learn about ways to incorporate free digital resources in the Common Core math classroom. Topics include Google apps, Desmos, Geogebra, and EdPuzzle. Make your classroom an engaging and interactive place where kids have fun learning._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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

3:30pm

458: Engaging formative assessment techniques with technology
This session will have teachers engaging in several formative assessment tasks using free technology from desmos to nearpod to demonstrate that we can engage students in their learning and assess them understanding in real time using such technology._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Eric Milou

Eric Milou

Professor of Mathematics, Rowan Univ
Everything!


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

8:30am

550: Reading Reasoning and Writing to Deepen Math Understanding
Interacting with context rich scenarios, students engage in reading & writing at levels not experienced in a math class. We will focus on strategies to develop deeper understanding, engage in math practices, and offer optimal formative assessment._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


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

8:30am

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
PSCC-Mesquite E

8:30am

552: STEM Behind Football Activity Investigation and Application
Use TI-84 Technology to understand the science and math behind kicking the game-winning field goal! Engineered for several levels 8-12. Interactively model the flight of the ball. Solve graphically and confirm algebraically._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Tom Reardon

Tom Reardon

Mathematics Instructor, Fitch HS/Youngstown State Univ
I like to integrate problem solving, rich tasks, excellent questioning techniques, standards, and appropriate technologies. Technologies that I use include iPads and math apps, SMART Boards, and TI technologies.I am currently working on some interactive activities that help students... Read More →


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

8:30am

553: Debate in the Math Classroom to Spark Deeper Understanding
To debate is to ask questions, develop arguments &Êlisten to othersÕ thinking; key practices for mathematicians! Our session provides tools for creating a culture of mathematical debate in your classroom. Come ready to experience debate in action!_x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:



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

10:30am

650: Practical Technology Integration to make your life easier
Digital homework folders on Google slides, organizing math units on Padlet, "Transformations in real life" project on Google slides. Using Thinglink, quizlet, and quizizz for vocabulary practice. Student blog assignment on Padlet._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Venetia Ricchio

Venetia Ricchio

Teacher, Montclair HS
Venetia is a 30 year veteran teacher. Formerly a choral director, for the last 12 years she has been teaching Integrated Math in the Chaffey Joint Union High School District. Her passion is using Chromebooks in the classroom to enhance instruction and engage students. She loves to... Read More →



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

10:30am

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
Hilton-Horizon II

10:30am

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:

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 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite E

10:30am

653: Math Is Fun Ð As We Rise with Common Core Math Pedagogy
Participants will experience a variety of dynamic inquiry oriented investigations Ð promoting students thinking - along with FUN FILLED opportunities in making mathematics teaching coherent and fun filled. Come, get involved and win prizes! _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree C
  • Session Number ELL
  • Location ( Hotel ) 653
  • Tags PSCC

10:30am

654: Fabulous Google 'Form'-ative Assessments
No more hours of grading! Instead, spark a deeper understanding of student performance by using Google Forms and Flubaroo to grade class results immediately, send email to students and intervene the next day in class. YouÕre going to love this!_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


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

10:30am

655: Transformations: Making Sense with the Geometry Progression
CCSS for math & the geometry progressions have redefined the purpose of transformations as a foundation for Geometry in the classroom. Through a series of activities built for making sense, see how one can build a coherent model for transformations._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Jedidiah Butler

Jedidiah Butler

TOSA - Instructional Tech, Heritage HS, Perris UHSD
In the classroom Jed has incorporated 1:1 technology for secondary math and now works for the innovative Perris Union High School District as a TOSA supporting instructional technology. 


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

1:15pm

750: Significance Tests are More Than Just a P-value
Hypotheses, conditions, and formulas provide insight that can help students to a much deeper understanding of the conclusions. We will discuss strategies and activities that teachers can utilize to help students toward mastery inference._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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avatar for Douglas Tyson

Douglas Tyson

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



Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Hilton-Palm Canyon

1:15pm

751: The Mathematics of Voting
Can the cure to two-party gridlock be found in a different way of voting, and does a 'perfect' voting system exist? In this session, we'll describe some shortcomings of our current voting system, and we'll analyze some alternatives._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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

1:15pm

752: Student Discourse - Let the Students Do the Thinking
Rich math activity supporting participant discussion. Other activities supporting collaboration and brainstorming will be done so that participants can share strategies they already know. All activities have formats applicable to lessons._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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MT

Matthew Taylor

Instructional Specialist Mathematics, New Visions for Public Schools


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

1:15pm

753: Surviving the Apocalypse...with Math
Do students have the math skills to survive an apocalypse? Do YOU? Come find out in this interactive session where you'll learn how to create an experience for students that will force them to use math and problem solving to survive an apocalypse._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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

1:15pm

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:

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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
PSCC-Mesquite H

1:15pm

755: Yes You Can Math Teachers! Collect Your Own Data!
Integrating math and science shouldn't just be a good idea, it should be the law! This is a key component of STEM! Come learn how easy, important, and fun it is to collect and analyze data as a part of good, solid, and responsible STEM education._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Lukens

Jeff Lukens

National Education Consultant, Retired Science Teacher
Curriculum integration, especially science and math, is my educational passion. The use of handheld technology is paramount to having students see the connections between science and math in the high school classroom.


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

1:15pm

756: Using Formative Data to Facilitate Teacher-led Workshops
Attendees work through a 5-step process using formative results to understand student thinking within a topic, discuss implications for non-mastery of that topic and determine strategies and activities to address diagnosed errors and misconceptions. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


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

1:15pm

757: Math Tech-Toolkit
What is a 21st Century Skills Math teacher, where our students use tools appropriately, communicate readily, and collaborate regularly? Learn to model these practices with this tech toolbox and increase your ability to engage ALL students._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Lasek

Rachel Lasek

Mathematics Department Lead / Instructional Technology Coach, West Sonoma County Union High School
Rachel Lasek is a Mathematics and French teacher at a rural, public high school in Northern California, with over ten years experience. She has taught a wide-range of mathematics courses ranging from Remedial Math to Honors Precalculus. Over the past two years, Rachel spearheaded... Read More →


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

1:15pm

758: Ignite Algebra with Activities and Assessment
In this interactive session, participants will explore hands-on activities, utilizing technology that make it possible for students to learn, practice, and discover mathematics, which enable students to be successful on the End-of-Course assessment._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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avatar for Veronica Carlson

Veronica Carlson

Math Teacher, Glendale UHSD



Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr

1:15pm

759: Language Thinking and Mathematics
LetÕs explore the role of language and thinking in the mathematics classroom. What are some challenges? How might we begin to overcome them? What do our students experience? How do we connect student ideas to the mathematics we seek to teach them?_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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JG

Javier Garcia

Mathematics Specialist, Tulare COE


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

3:15pm

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
Hilton-Plaza D

3:15pm

851: Understanding A Deep Number Structure via Doubling
In this session participants will engage first in an investigation into the structure of numbers through a process of doubling. One of Humanity's earliest models for multiplying will be examined within the context of a "magic trick." _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm
PSCC-Mesquite B
  • Session Number ELL
  • Location ( Hotel ) 851
  • Tags PSCC

3:15pm

852: The Hyperbolic Paraboloid: A Deeper Understanding
ÊThis presentation will empower the audience to approach, learn, and improve their knowledge of the hyperbolic paraboloid._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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

3:15pm

853: Structures for Differentiating
Supporting students with diverse backgrounds is challenging. Come explore structures I use to reach all of my students including rich tasks; low-floor high-ceiling projects; practice, pushing, and pondering homework; and standards-based assessments._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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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 3:15pm - 4:45pm
PSCC-Mesquite H

3:15pm

854: Discover Transformational Geometry in 15 Seconds Grades 8-11
Hands-on experience. Play-Investigate-Explore-Discover geometric properties. Using a handheld, iPad, or software, students become engaged quickly, deeply. Free materials. Integrate creative exploration and pedagogy via technology and collaboration._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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avatar for Tom Reardon

Tom Reardon

Mathematics Instructor, Fitch HS/Youngstown State Univ
I like to integrate problem solving, rich tasks, excellent questioning techniques, standards, and appropriate technologies. Technologies that I use include iPads and math apps, SMART Boards, and TI technologies.I am currently working on some interactive activities that help students... Read More →



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

3:15pm

855: Promoting Deeper Understanding through Digital Activities
Bring your device and learn about cloud based software that can motivate interest and understanding of your students through Growth Mindset Activities, Vocabulary Development, Front Loading Lessons and Formative Assessments._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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

3:15pm

856: Fostering A Deep Understanding of Functions with Desmos
Desmos is a free, powerful, online graphing calculator with many tools available for manipulating functions and visualizing concepts. Desmos can be integrated into your math curriculum by encouraging visualization and experimentation with functions._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree F
  • Session Number ELL
  • Location ( Hotel ) 856
  • Tags PSCC

3:15pm

857: Two-Way Frequency Tables: Teaching a New Statistics Standard
Come investigate patterns of association in bivariate categorical data by creating/interpreting two-way tables! YouÕll deepen your understanding of new statistics content in this engaging workshop and leave with conceptually driven lesson resources._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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avatar for Chase Orton

Chase Orton

PD Facilitator and Curriculum Writer, Center for Mathematics and Teaching
I'm passionate about helping promote student engagement in the math classroom. I work with teachers to help them find ways they can breathe more life into math curriculum by creating a classroom culture of inquiry, collaboration, and exploration.


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

3:15pm

858: Magic tricks teaching pre-algebra and algebra
New magic-based explorations and multiple representations require mathematical thinking and develop deeper understanding. Topics: algebraic thinking, number lines, visual representations, data analysis and probability. Fun!_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Ivona Grzegorczyk

Professor of Mathematics, California State University


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

3:15pm

859: Building Classroom Culture: Restorative Justice and Circles
ItÕs relationships that make our students want to perform. The quick end of class question. The deeper outside of class conversation. This session gives educators a model for building positive relationships using Restorative Justice and Circles._x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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