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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 C [clear filter]
Friday, November 6

8:30am PST

107: Digital Tools + Three-Act Tasks: Marriages Made in the Cloud
See how digital tools make rich math tasks possible for every classroom. Use video, online discussion guides, and virtual manipulatives to support inquiry, rich discourse, and perseverance. Designed for all grade 3-5 teachers, pre-service to expert. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
PSCC-Primrose C
  Teacher Ed

10:30am PST

201: Connecting Data to Instruction - Looking at Smarter Balanced Items & Responses to Inform Instruction
We'll look at several released Smarter Balanced test items and the associated performance data in order to see how this information can be used to improve instruction. Additionally, we'll look at annotated student work on recently released performance tasks to help teachers understand what constitutes acceptable responses that focus on problem solving, communicating reasoning, and modeling._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Judy Hickman

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 11:59am PST
PSCC-Primrose C
  General Aud., FEATURED |   Featured, FEATURED

1:30pm PST

301: Scaffolding Students Towards Authentic Mathematical Modeling
Lessons learned from The Curtis Center/Smarter Balanced Performance Task Project, We will look at Performance Tasks written by this writing team for use in your classroom AND discuss guidelines and process for writing your own with your colleagues._x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Heather Dallas

Director/lecturer, The UCLA Curtis Center for Mathematics and Teaching

Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
PSCC-Primrose C
  General Aud.

3:30pm PST

401: From Counting to Problem Solving: Supporting the development of understanding for each student
Beginning problem solving can seem challenging for students and teachers. This session will focus on how to use counting collections to support students to solve problems. The session will provide examples as well as elucidate the underlying principles that support the connection between counting collections and problem solving. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Megan Franke

Professor of Education at UCLA, UCLA
Megan Franke is a Professor of Education at UCLA. Megan’s research focuses on understanding and supporting teacher learning for preservice and inservice teachers. She studies how teachers’ use of research-based information about the development of children’s mathematical thinking... Read More →

Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 4:59pm PST
PSCC-Primrose C
  PK - 2, FEATURED |   Featured, FEATURED
Saturday, November 7

8:30am PST

588: How Do We Know If Students Really Understand?
We will discuss how to make small tweaks to math problems to encourage students to articulate their reasoning and make potential misconceptions more obvious. We will practice a variety of strategies that build studentsÕ conceptual understanding. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

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Nanette Johnson

Teacher on Special Assignment, Mathematics, Downey USD
I am a math coach in Downey, California. I love learning, learning about learning.

Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
PSCC-Primrose C
  9 - 12

10:30am PST

605: Digging Into Depth of Knowledge
Learn how to use rigorous Open Middle math problems at multiple Depth of Knowledge (DOK) levels with your students. The problems begin with the same task and end with the same answer yet allow for multiple solving methods. Participants will complete math tasks, watch videos of students solving them, and leave with access to 100's of free problems.




Consultant, robertkaplinsky.com
Robert Kaplinsky has been an educator since 2003 as a classroom teacher, teacher specialist for Downey Unified School District, instructor for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and presenter at conferences around the world. He runs the website Open Middle, has been... Read More →

Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 11:59am PST
PSCC-Primrose C
  3 - 12, FEATURED |   Featured, FEATURED

10:30am PST

601: Building a Coherent Teacher-Owned Middle School Curriculum
Illustrative Mathematics is writing a complete set of lesson plans, assessments, and differentiated learning supports for Grades 6Ð8 mathematics. The curriculum will be aligned to the Common Core State Standards, mathematically coherent, and attuned the daily classroom needs of teachers. It will be an open education resource released under a Creative Commons Attribution license, so that teachers will be able to adapt it to their local needs, while still preserving the basic architecture. In this presentation we will describe some of the key features of the curriculum and give participants an opportunity to work with some of the materials._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 11:59am PST
PSCC-Primrose C
  6 - 8, FEATURED |   Featured, FEATURED

1:15pm PST

701: From Arithmetic to Algebra - And Beyond
What can teachers in the elementary grades do to prepare their students to be successful in algebra? What can teachers in middle school and high school do to take advantage of those early investments and teach algebra successfully? In this talk, I'll share ideas about the progression from arithmetic to algebra, the central pillar of any college- and career-ready mathematics curriculum._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:44pm PST
PSCC-Primrose C
  General Aud., FEATURED |   Featured, FEATURED

3:15pm PST

801: Sense Making? Aren’t We Already Doing That In Literacy?
The very first Mathematical Practice, "make sense of problems", includes many ideas that have long been foci of literacy instruction. Yet when “math” starts, both teachers and students often leave those good habits behind. We’ll look at examples of this and explore how to translate literacy routines into good mathematical practices.


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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 →

Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:44pm PST
PSCC-Primrose C
  PK - 5, FEATURED |   Featured, FEATURED

3:15pm PST

885: Empowering and Creating Mathematicians
I will share ideas on how to teach students to take ownership of their learning in a math classroom through student reflections and classroom activities._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm PST
PSCC-Primrose C
  9 - 12

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