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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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Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr [clear filter]
Friday, November 6
 

8:30am PST

177: How NORMAL are we EXPECTED to be?
Participants will engage in classroom ready activities that deepen student understanding of expected value and normal distribution related to the Common Core State Standards for the Algebra 2 curriculum. Bring your handheld calculator.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 3981

Speakers
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Robin Levine-Wissing

University of California Riverside Extension
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Rhoda McInerney

Teacher, Glenbrook North High School



Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr
  8 - 12

8:30am PST

114: Design Thinking To Spark Creativity and Deeper Understanding
ÒDesign ThinkingÓ is a platform to discover and solve problems. Students can use it to dive deeply into problems, develop unique solutions, and learn the math content. We will share our structure for creating standards-based design thinking projects._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Ellen Crews

Ellen Crews

Teacher & Design Lead, Vista Unified School District



Friday November 6, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr
  G.I. PK - 12

10:30am PST

243: Creating Conversation and Communication in Math
Teachers will take a deeper look at communicating reasoning (SBAC Claim 3 & SMPs 1 &3). Come to this interactive session to take away a variety of strategies to incorporate communication & discourse into your instruction and/or assessments. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:



Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr
  3 - 5

10:30am PST

254: Getting Students To Ask Better Questions
Questioning is a key part of student learning and a vibrant classroom. This session will explore different types of questions ranging from factual to divergent, and we will brainstorm ways to increase the quality and quantity of student questions.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 7771

Speakers
avatar for Avery Pickford

Avery Pickford

Math Teacher, Lick-Wilmerding High School
The way I teach math != the way I was taught math. This is my Nth year teaching, but I haven't come close to "figuring it all out." I try to get my students to do as much of the thinking as possible, and I am particularly interested in the teaching and learning of mathematical habits... Read More →



Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr
  6 - 8

1:30pm PST

394: Calculus Before Calculus in a Student Centered Class
Why wait until calculus to have students explore topics such as rates of change. With technology, carefully written problems and student led discussions, they can grasp concepts before seeing them formally in a calculus class.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 11268

Speakers


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr
  8 - 12, AP Calculus

1:30pm PST

321: Math is All Around Us: Exploring the World With Mathematics
This hands-on session will unravel a sequence of teaching tools and activities to develop students' number sense. Participants will explore ways to leverage students' every day experiences to develop number sense and relational thinking. _x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
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Cathery Yeh

University of California Irvine


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr
  PK - 2

3:30pm PST

444: One Tool! So Much Depth for Multiplication & Fractions!
Come and experience one of the most important tools for multiplication fluency and developing proportional reasoning! Kim will share how she constructs and uses this tool! Students will develop depth in understanding this powerful connection._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Kim Sutton

Kim Sutton

Educational Consultant, Creative Mathematics
Kim Sutton has been an elementary educator for more than 40 years, having taught primary, intermediate, and upper grades. Kim has won many honors and had many exciting experiences: • Mentor Teacher in Mathematics and Science • Finalist for the Presidential Award as “Math Teacher... Read More →



Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr
  3 - 5

3:30pm PST

495: I Love My AP Calculus 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.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 12623

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 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr
  8 - 12, AP Calculus
 
Saturday, November 7
 

8:30am PST

524: Ten Frames Number Lines Rekenreks: Tools for Thinking
Use tools to justify answers. Students learn about decomposition and parts of the whole. More, less, the same, how many more, and how many less are all ideas that can be developed within the student's brain using these visual tools._x000B__x000B__x000B__x000B__x000B__x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Ann Carlyle

Ann Carlyle

U.C.S.B.


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr
  PK - 2

10:30am PST

643: Walk the Number Line With Research-Based Results!
This session will focus on using empty number lines for skills like place value, fractions, decimals and alternative algorithms. Kim Sutton will model strategies that are simple and ready to go. You will love the practical handout!_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Kim Sutton

Kim Sutton

Educational Consultant, Creative Mathematics
Kim Sutton has been an elementary educator for more than 40 years, having taught primary, intermediate, and upper grades. Kim has won many honors and had many exciting experiences: • Mentor Teacher in Mathematics and Science • Finalist for the Presidential Award as “Math Teacher... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr
  3 - 5

1:15pm PST

704: Course and Unit Blueprints
Tour a new resource on Illustrative Mathematics! These free tools will illustrate how the standards can be structured into mathematically and pedagogically coherent units and courses with sample activities to inform and elucidate curricula.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 19621

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 →
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Kristin Umland

University of New Mexico


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:44pm PST
Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr
  PK-12, FEATURED |   Featured, FEATURED

1:15pm PST

758: Ignite Algebra with Activities and Assessment
In this interactive session, participants will explore hands-on activities, utilizing technology that make it possible for students to learn, practice, and discover mathematics, which enable students to be successful on the End-of-Course assessment._x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Veronica Carlson

Veronica Carlson

Math Teacher, Glendale UHSD



Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm PST
Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr
  G.I. 6 - 12

3:15pm PST

878: Active Algebraic Thinking
The Common Core places a renewed emphasis on algebraic thinking. This includes algebraic expressions, constructing functions, and solving systems. This workshop will present hands-on activities and ideas that develop students' algebraic thinking.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 28946

Speakers
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Brian Beaudrie

Northern Arizona University
avatar for Barbara Boschmans

Barbara Boschmans

Director, Northern Arizona University


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm PST
Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr
  8 - 12

3:15pm PST

828: Going Deep for Understanding Place Value!
Kim Sutton will take on going deep to understand place value for primary learners. Let's create classroom routines including songs, dances and hands on activities that help students develop strong number sense! Participants will love the handout!_x000B__x000B_EVALUATION POLL CODE:

Speakers
avatar for Kim Sutton

Kim Sutton

Educational Consultant, Creative Mathematics
Kim Sutton has been an elementary educator for more than 40 years, having taught primary, intermediate, and upper grades. Kim has won many honors and had many exciting experiences: • Mentor Teacher in Mathematics and Science • Finalist for the Presidential Award as “Math Teacher... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm PST
Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr
  PK - 2
 


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