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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-Roxy [clear filter]
Friday, November 6
 

8:30am PST

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 PST
Hard Rock-Roxy
  9 - 12

8:30am PST

106: Steam into Common Core
Use STEM, Arts and traditional project based learning to deliver Common Core content K-8 and Algebra I.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 49027

Speakers
MW

Maz Wright

President, TPS Publishing Inc.
Curriculum development has traditionally followed the mechanical standardization format found in the industry. Schools look for the "machine" that is most likely to produce the final "product" of acceptable quality and train their teachers how to run it. Teachers start on page one... Read More →


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

10:30am PST

275: Classroom Routines to Support Mathematical Discourse
Talking about math helps students develop a deeper understanding of their own and their peers’ thinking and to better communicate ideas. A math talk doesn’t have to take all day. Each activity is a “bite-sized” task that allows for rich discussion.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 8298

Speakers
avatar for Bree Pickford-Murray

Bree Pickford-Murray

Teacher, The Bay School of SF



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

10:30am PST

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 PST
Hard Rock-Roxy
  9 - 12, AP Calculus

1:30pm PST

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 PST
Hard Rock-Roxy
  9 - 12

1:30pm PST

305: Starting a Math Fight
Gone are the days of a "One Right Answer" math classroom. We will explore free resources that you can use to ignite an argument in your class without doing much frontloading. Prepare to justify and critique the reasoning of others!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 9043

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.


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Hard Rock-Roxy
  PK-12

3:30pm PST

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 PST
Hard Rock-Roxy
  9 - 12
 
Saturday, November 7
 

8:30am PST

540: Fractions don't have to be Frustrating
How can I help students understand fractions? Come see how using manipulatives can help students understand fraction concepts. Discover why they are a powerful tool; ideas will be shared for equivalence, ordering, and operations with fractions!_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Hard Rock-Roxy
  3 - 5

10:30am PST

630: Going Beyond Buzz Words: Rigor in the Mathematics Classroom
Does rigorous just mean more difficult? NO! In this presentation, we spark deeper understanding of rigor as a balance of conceptual understanding, procedural skill and application as participants classify examples from curriculum and assessment._x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
SC

Shelbi Cole

Student Achievement Partners



Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Hard Rock-Roxy
  G.I. PK - 5

1:15pm PST

741: Building Measurement Lessons While Moving Full STEAM Ahead
Research reveals measurement to be an oft forgotten domain. We begin with a history of metric measure, and then explore activities and tools to build meaningful lessons. Attendees will leave ready to integrate measurement into their STEAM curriculum._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:



Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm PST
Hard Rock-Roxy
  3 - 5

1:15pm PST

747: Composing Problem Solving in Your Common Core Classroom
All students are capable of developing critical thinking skills by working collaboratively. Participants will learn how to conduct a classroom of problem solvers and student discussion by learning how to use the development of student work.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 334562

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Morris

Jennifer Morris

Principal, Foothill Knolls STEM Academy of Innovation
My passion is my work in education. As a school leader, I empower all students by opening windows and doors through meaningful Project Based Learning. Studying neuroscience research and how it applies to 21st-century learning drives my work. I believe students need to design and... Read More →
avatar for Kristyl Nuckolls

Kristyl Nuckolls

Teacher, Upland Unified School District



Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm PST
Hard Rock-Roxy
  3 - 8

3:15pm PST

820: Measurement and Data Oh My!
Educators will learn how to use hands-on activities to enhance young students learning in measurement and data. Participants will explore tools and strategies for teaching open-ended projects in fun and exciting way. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm PST
Hard Rock-Roxy
  PK - 2
 


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