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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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Hard Rock-Palladium North [clear filter]
Friday, November 6

8:30am PST

179: Move and Groove in the Classroom with Engaging Activities
Get students moving and talking with activities that will not only engage, but support all levels of student learning. Activities give teachers informal assessments of student progress. Student work will be examined and resources provided.



Marcella Cook

Colton Joint Unified School District
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Linda Faulk

Teacher, Colton JUSD
Math, Math and more Math. I am currently doing a lot of reading about brain research and how to structure classroom lessons to take advantage of how students learn. I love to hear about activities that get and keep kids engaged and topics that teachers find difficult. When we share... Read More →

Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Hard Rock-Palladium North
  8 - 12

8:30am PST

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:


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Hard Rock-Palladium North
  9 - 12

10:30am PST

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:


Andrea Cadman

Temecula Valley USD

Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Hard Rock-Palladium North
  6 - 8

10:30am PST

274: Orchestrating Simulations in Common Core Statistics
The Common Core requires students to understand information from simulations in order to reason statistically. This session will target ways teachers can enhance their statistics instruction and student understanding through the use of simulation.


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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.

Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Hard Rock-Palladium North
  8 - 12, AP Stats

1:30pm PST

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


CPM Educational Program

Regional Coordinator, College Preparatory Mathematics (CPM)
CPM offers grades 6-calculus math texts using problem based learning in student centered classroom. We support our materials with eight days of professional development led by classroom teachers.

Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Hard Rock-Palladium North
  6 - 8

3:30pm PST

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:


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
Hard Rock-Palladium North
  G.I. 6 - 12
Saturday, November 7

8:30am PST

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


Kelly Urlacher

Curriculum Designer, DreamBox Learning

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

10:30am PST

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

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

1:15pm PST

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


Vicki Vierra

K-12 Math Coordinator, Ventura COE (retired)

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

3:15pm PST

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


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

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