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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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PSCC-Primrose A [clear filter]
Friday, November 6
 

8:30am PST

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 PST
PSCC-Primrose A
  G.I. 6 - 12, FEATURED |   Featured, FEATURED

8:30am PST

101: Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All
Principles to Actions is NCTM’s latest landmark publication. This session will provide an overview of the six principles and the actions needed to overcome the obstacles that have stood in the way of making mathematics work for all students.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 48038

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Larson

Matthew Larson

Past President, NCTM
Matt Larson is Past-President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.  Prior to serving as president of NCTM, he was the K-12 mathematics curriculum specialist for the Lincoln Public Schools (Nebraska) where he currently serves as the Associate Superintendent for Instruction... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
PSCC-Primrose A
  PK-12

10:30am PST

203: Math Mistakes and Error Analysis: Diamonds in the Rough
Explore why error analysis can help drive our instruction, curb student misconceptions, and strengthen formative assessment. Math mistakes are a valuable window into student thinking. We will turn student mistakes into free lesson ideas connected to the Common Core and opportunities for ongoing learning.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 4373

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Stadel

Andrew Stadel

Math Teacher, Tustin USD
Andrew is currently a math teacher to middle and high school students at a Project-Based Learning public school. You can also find free resources at his widely-acclaimed website, Estimation 180. When Andrew is not teaching math, he’s having fun with his family, playing games and... Read More →



Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 11:59am PST
PSCC-Primrose A
  6 - 12, FEATURED |   Featured, FEATURED

10:30am PST

202: What is Academic Rigor in the Primary Classroom?
The subject of rigor brings up lots of questions that need to be examined. What makes a task rigorous? Is harder always better? How do we know when struggling with a task will lead to understanding and when it will not? We will look at what we need to consider to provide rigorous, yet appropriate, tasks for young children._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:



Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 11:59am PST
PSCC-Primrose A
  PK - 2, FEATURED |   Featured, FEATURED

1:30pm PST

302: Conferring and Questioning to Spark Deeper Understanding
Questioning has become one of the biggest challenges of teachers everywhere as they rise to the challenge of transforming their classrooms into communities of mathematicians. The CCSS Standards of Mathematical Practice require that children engage in problem solving with tenacity and confidence and that teachers foster a climate conducive to the generating of mathematics rather than the explanation of it. Teachers have been told that they have a new roleÑone of a facilitator, rather than a teller. But being a facilitator is not sufficient; we are also mentors. Precisely how to question in ways that engage learners to go deeper into the mathematics at hand will be the focus of this presentation. Digital video will be used to study it in action and participants will leave with a ÒLandscape of Teacher Change on Conferring and QuestioningÓ to monitor their own growth and development. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 2:59pm PST
PSCC-Primrose A
  General Aud., FEATURED |   Featured, FEATURED

3:30pm PST

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:

Speakers

Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 4:59pm PST
PSCC-Primrose A
  G.I. 6 - 12, FEATURED |   Featured, FEATURED

3:30pm PST

405: Let's Talk About Tests
New curricula, new pathways, etc. But what about your tests? Are yours very different than what you used before? Would they be considered rigorous? Come find out. Let's talk about tests (and grades), it's BYOT (Bring Your Own Tests)!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 11484

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Callahan

Patrick Callahan

Co-Director of the California Mathematics Project, Callahan Consulting
I'm a mathematician who is passionate about making the world a better place by improving mathematics education for all students and teachers. I am the statewide co-director of the California Mathematics Project and have recently founded a consulting company to help teachers, administrators... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
PSCC-Primrose A
  PK-12
 
Saturday, November 7
 

8:30am PST

500: Number Talks and the Standards for Mathematical Practice: Teachers and Students Learning Together
Number Talks develop numerical reasoning skills for students and teachers alike and are a powerful vehicle for bringing the Standards for Mathematical Practice to life in elementary through post-secondary classrooms. This session will engage participants as learners while highlighting critical aspects that make Number Talks a safe space for the having of mathematical ideas._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers

Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 9:59am PST
PSCC-Primrose A
  General Aud., FEATURED |   Featured, FEATURED

10:30am PST

602: MAKE FAILURE CHEAP: WE ALL TAKE RISKS HERE
In a safe class with a teacher they respect, students will reason, rationalize, disagree, compare, and improve. Those environments donÕt occur by accident; theyÕre the product of a specific focus on empowering student voice. LetÕs discuss effective and ineffective questions for all grades, model openness for diverse methods, and celebrate guesses and incorrect answers. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Matt Vaudrey

Matt Vaudrey

Fontana USD
Matt Vaudrey draws upon 16 years of experience with K-12 Math Education, as a teacher, instructional coach, and administrator. Off the clock, he advocates for students on the margins and builds confidence with teachers nationwide. His book, Classroom Chef, is available on Amazon... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 11:59am PST
PSCC-Primrose A
  General Aud., FEATURED |   Featured, FEATURED

1:15pm PST

700: Boost Conceptual Understanding & Procedural Fluency with Rich Number Sense Tasks
Would your students benefit from rich number sense tasks connected to ratios, proportions, expressions, solving equations, functions, and more? Come participate in hands-on tasks that provide students with opportunities to use their own reasoning strategies and methods for solving problems that coherently build conceptual understanding and procedural fluency. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Stadel

Andrew Stadel

Math Teacher, Tustin USD
Andrew is currently a math teacher to middle and high school students at a Project-Based Learning public school. You can also find free resources at his widely-acclaimed website, Estimation 180. When Andrew is not teaching math, he’s having fun with his family, playing games and... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:44pm PST
PSCC-Primrose A
  6 - 8, FEATURED |   Featured, FEATURED

3:15pm PST

800: Math is Power not Punishment
We often offer students shortcuts, strategies, and skills before students understand their origin, their value, and the millions of hours of work theyÕve saved mathematicians throughout history. WeÕll look at techniques for putting students in a position to need these challenging skills so they feel like power, not punishment._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers

Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:44pm PST
PSCC-Primrose A
  General Aud., FEATURED |   Featured, FEATURED
 


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