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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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Hilton-Plaza D [clear filter]
Friday, November 6

8:30am PST

118: Developing Problem Solvers in the Primary Classrooms
How do you teach young students to engage in problem solving? This workshop will provide strategies to help students develop a mathematical mindset and problem solving skills. Experience these strategies firsthand and see evidence of student work.


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Jeff Linder

Math Specialist, UC Santa Barbara Mathematics Project and Montecito Union School
Thinking RoutinesProblem SolvingUCSB Mathemaics ProjectNumber TalksK-6 Math Coach

Abbey Shaw Linder

Rio School District

Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Hilton-Plaza D
  PK - 2

8:30am PST

123: Developing Mathematical Concepts for ALL Early Learners
Learn research-based strategies to introduce the language of mathematics to engage ALL students as they build mathematical conceptual understanding. Experience hands-on manipulative activities, games, and Children's Literature connections._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Hilton-Plaza D
  PK - 2

10:30am PST

231: Using Questioning to Spark Deeper Understanding
Questioning can be a powerful tool! By engaging all learners in conversations and discourse, it can be the catalyst to a student-centered classroom. Participants will leave with strategies that will help improve all aspects of instruction._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Gohar Hamo

Los Angeles Unified School District
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Matthieu Hamo

Elementary Math Specialist, Glenoaks ES
Have taught grades 3 -8 over 16-year career. Now I am a math coach for grades TK - 6.

Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Hilton-Plaza D
  G.I. PK - 5

1:30pm PST

344: Catching Students Up on Fractions Without Reteaching
How can we address student learning gaps without reteaching? This session sparks deeper understanding of how the coherent progression in grades 3-5 fractions can be used to address learning gaps without reteaching content of prior grades._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Shelbi Cole

Student Achievement Partners

Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Hilton-Plaza D
  3 - 5

1:30pm PST

312: “I’m Bored”: Challenging Advanced Learners in Primary Grades
Have you ever heard students say, “I’m bored” in math? How do we provide challenge for primary students without simply assigning more problems? Learn how to keep kids engaged and excited about learning math and receive resources to use Monday!


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Michele Ogden, Ed.D.

Principal, Irvine Unified School District

Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Hilton-Plaza D
  PK - 2

3:30pm PST

463: My Favorite Math Contest Problems
Problem solving is central at all levels of math. Carefully choosing the setting and content can make math fun and exciting too. Challenge your students with classic contest problems and discover solutions that enrich understanding. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Dennis Mulhearn

Teacher (39 years) retired, Valley Stream NY Central HS District (retired)
Dennis Mulhearn, a 39 year math and computer teacher at Valley Stream NY Jr./Sr. High School, has taught every course and level from Math 7 through Advanced Algebra. Dennis taught math and computer summer programs for 25 years. He has moderated Computer and Chess Clubs, coached Computerletes... Read More →

Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
Hilton-Plaza D
  6 - 8
Saturday, November 7

8:30am PST

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:

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Allan Bellman

Professor of Mathematics Education, University of Mississippi
Here is a profile I've used recently. It sort of tells my story. Dr. Allan Bellman is a Professor of Mathematics Education in the School of Education at the University of Mississippi working with both pre-service and in-service secondary mathematics teachers. His special interest... Read More →

Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Hilton-Plaza D
  9 - 12

10:30am PST

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:


Bruce Grip

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

Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Hilton-Plaza D
  9 - 12

1:15pm PST

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:


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm PST
Hilton-Plaza D
  G.I. 6 - 12

3:15pm PST

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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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 PST
Hilton-Plaza D
  G.I. 6 - 12

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