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Welcome to California Mathematics Council - South’s 2016 57th Annual Conference Program!
This year’s conference is in Fabulous Palm Springs, Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5!
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Friday, November 4
 

8:30am

143: Buddy Teachers + Buddy Classrooms = Math Success
Come with your teaching partner from primary and learn the best fact fluency games for cross-graded settings. For older students it deepens their math understanding as they teach K–2 students. Everyone practices! A win/win. Gameboards provided.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580422

Speakers
JF

Jane Felling

Educator, Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks
Jane is co-author of the award winning Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks series and has been doing workshops in the area of games as a teaching strategy for over 25 years. She has conducted workshops across North America for K - 8 contracts and has been a featured speaker at the National... Read More →
avatar for Eliza  Sorte-Thomas

Eliza Sorte-Thomas

Director, Northwest Montana Educational Cooperative
I love Math games, Math sketchnoting (visual notetaking), Math fluency, Math vocabulary, Singapore Math strategies, and so much more! Flair pens and gel pens make me giddy!


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Horizon I

8:30am

144: Sparking Deeper Understanding of Fractions for Every Student
Speaker will offer strategies and tools to develop deep understanding of fractions, focusing on fractions as numbers, equivalent fractions, operations with fractions, and decimal notation. She will engage attendees with real-world fraction problems.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580423

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Donna Knoell

Dr. Donna Knoell

Educational Consultant
Dr. Donna L. Knoell is an esteemed, highly sought after speaker and educational and technology consultant who works with schools, districts, and teachers, to help them improve their instructional programs, with special emphasis on advancing achievement and engagement for Gifted and... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Horizon II

8:30am

145: Counting Collections: Developing Number Sense with Fractions
Counting complex collections in the upper grades enriches and deepens our work in developing number concepts and key mathematical properties. This session will focus on why we devote time out of our full math curriculum to count with older students.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580426

Speakers
avatar for Kim Morchower

Kim Morchower

Demonstration Teacher, UCLA Lab School


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Plaza C

8:30am

130: How Do They Relate? Teaching Students to Connect Ideas
Many students see math as a series of discrete topics, rather than a landscape of interconnected concepts. We'll analyze transcripts, problems, and student work from different classes to develop powerful strategies to teach relational thinking.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580403

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Zager

Tracy Zager

Author & Educator, Portland Public Schools/Stenhouse Publishers
Tracy has worked in many schools over the course of her career, first as a fourth-grade teacher, then as a supervisor of pre-service teachers and their in-service mentors, and currently as a math coach. Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You'd Had grew out of Tracy’s work in classrooms... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Palm Canyon

8:30am

131: Speed Kills...Student Achievement: What's the Alternative?
Teachers are told timed tests are detrimental to students but what’s the alternative? In this session, we will explore different ways of conceptually achieving automaticity without using memorization and stressful methods to learn math facts.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580404

Speakers
avatar for Sean Nank

Sean Nank

Adjunct Professor/Researcher/Author, American College of Education
I am a mathematics educator, Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching recipient, author, researcher, and consultant. I am a core faculty member at the American College of Education, adjunct professor at California State University San Marcos, and... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Tapestry

8:30am

121: Kindergarten—The Initial Hook of a Math Journey
Two teachers set out to engage kindergarten students, promote conversation, and instill joy in learning. Adapting routines from MTBoS, we prepare our students to be critical thinkers by making big connections, seeing patterns, and building numeracy.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580396

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Acosta

Kristen Acosta

TOSA- K-6 Math Coach, West Covina Unified School District
K-6 Math Coach, middle school teacher, #MTBoS
SZ

Stacy Zagurski

Merlinda Elementary - West Covina Unified School District



Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Plaza A

8:30am

122: Our CGI Journey
We have been bit by the CGI bug! We are excited to share our two year journey of learning CGI with other teachers that want to create a deeper understanding of math with K–2 students.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580400

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Bell

Jennifer Bell

1st Grade Teacher, Redondo Beach Unified School District
First Grade Teacher in RBUSD, loves CGI math, The Daily 5, CAFE, and Mo Willems!
CN

Cassidy Nelson

Redondo Beach Unified School District


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Plaza B

8:30am

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.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580401

Speakers
avatar for Caryl Pierson

Caryl Pierson

Math Teachers Press
Caryl Pierson has had extensive experience in the classroom where she crafted ways to assess and teach every math objective with a manipulative to reach high-needs students. She also authored Minneapolis Benchmark Tests that identified objectives at each grade level that were most... Read More →
avatar for Ms. Susie Whisnant

Ms. Susie Whisnant

Consultant/Teacher, Math Teachers Press
Susie Whisnant is a consultant for Math Teachers Press and has been an educator for almost 40 years. Currently, she works with At Risk children where she provides math RtI. Empowering students with the tools they need to be successful is her top priority. Math should be meaningful... Read More →



Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Plaza D

10:30am

240: Parent Voice and Knowledge in the Elementary Math Classroom
Help students understand the CCSSM through parent involvement. Experience how we engaged parents in math lessons and school sessions that correspond to CC. Take lessons and ideas ready to implement.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580459

Speakers
AM

Armando Martinez-Cruz

Professor, CSU Fullerton


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hilton-Plaza A

10:30am

263: Build Conceptual Understanding Using a Clothesline
Explore how a clothesline as a number line can help students learn grade-level content and strengthen their number sense. Learn how to consistently use this simple tool to connect different math concepts and increase student discourse.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580471

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Luevanos

Daniel Luevanos

San Marcos USD


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hilton-Palm Canyon

10:30am

264: Guiding Students to Those Aha Moments Without the Ughh!
It’s not funny giving away the punch line of a joke before telling the joke. The same goes for teaching math. Come learn how to help students discover the “punch line” of a lesson through guided discovery activities. Ready-to-use handouts provided.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580472

Speakers
avatar for Ivan Cheng

Ivan Cheng

Professor, CSU Northridge
I am passionate about helping teachers be effective with ALL of their students through the use of guided discovery learning activities.



Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hilton-Tapestry

10:30am

230: Formative Assessment Practices in CGI
How do you know what students already know? Learn about formative assessment practices and strategies teachers use to make ongoing instructional decisions based on student thinking. See the effects of feedback on student learning.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580456

Speakers


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hilton-Plaza C

10:30am

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.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580457

Speakers
GH

Gohar Hamo

Los Angeles Unified School District
avatar for Matthieu Hamo

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 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hilton-Plaza D

10:30am

220: Oh the Math That They'll Know! K–2 Post Game Activities
K–2 teachers use games all the time, but struggle with how to have students do journal responses. Come play games and learn specific follow-up activities to help students go deeper into concepts. Games use cards, dice.  Journal masters shared.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580452

Speakers
JF

Jane Felling

Educator, Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks
Jane is co-author of the award winning Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks series and has been doing workshops in the area of games as a teaching strategy for over 25 years. She has conducted workshops across North America for K - 8 contracts and has been a featured speaker at the National... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hilton-Horizon I

10:30am

221: Making Sense of Addition & Subtraction Through Literature
Revisit favorite children’s books with an eye towards addition and subtraction structures. Deepen student understanding of these operations by placing them in familiar contexts and considering multiple representations.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580453

Speakers
avatar for Sara Delano Moore

Sara Delano Moore

Director of Professional Learning, ORIGO Education
Sara Delano Moore, Ph.D. is the Director of Professional Learning and Chair of the Mathematics Advisory Board at ORIGO Education. An experienced teacher and nationally recognized speaker, her work emphasizes the power of deep understanding and multiple representations for learning... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hilton-Horizon II

10:30am

222: Teacher Moves to Differentiate Your CGI Math Lesson
We will share how we differentiate our lessons through word problem types, number choices, and problem-solving strategies. We will discuss the different ways students solve problems and the teacher moves that push them towards building efficiency.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580454

Speakers
avatar for Noelani Ogasawara Morris

Noelani Ogasawara Morris

Demonstration Teacher, UC Los Angeles Lab School
I love sharing about my journey through CGI math, one that began when I joined the UCLA Lab School and learned from my amazing colleagues and Megan Franke. I've also presented about math warm-ups in a 1st and 2nd grade classroom that get students excited and talking about math strategies... Read More →
KP

Kelly Peters

UCLA Lab School


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hilton-Plaza B

1:30pm

340: Involve ALL in Meaningful Algebraic Thinking Experiences
Provide a solid base for future algebra success by engaging students in algebraic thinking as they work with the 4 basic operations. Build deeper understanding of equalities, variables, & patterns. Differentiate tasks for independent task time.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580513

Speakers
avatar for Cook Marcy

Cook Marcy

math consultant, Independent


Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hilton-Horizon I

1:30pm

341: IGNITE Your Math Class with MATH TALKS!
Math Talks are one of the most sure fire ways to IGNITE your math class. In this fast-paced session you will experience first hand how to SPARK your students' conceptual understanding. You'll leave ready to try some first thing Monday morning!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580514

Speakers
RM

Rhonda McEntee

Math Coach, Saratoga USD


Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hilton-Palm Canyon

1:30pm

342: Understanding the Scale Factor
Come explore the prior math skills needed to teach this concept and deepen your understanding of what scaling means. We will engage in real-world problems and view multimedia resources that promote discussions and lead to deeper understanding.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580515

Speakers
avatar for Meg Hearn

Meg Hearn

LearnZillion
avatar for Anita Williams

Anita Williams

Palm Springs Unified School District


Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hilton-Plaza A

1:30pm

343: Mathematics a Verb?!
Context matters: Think, Move, Construct. Learn how to use children’s natural curiosity to engage them in deep mathematical thinking around real-life contexts. Examples from both Dual Language and English-only classroom projects will be shared.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580516

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Heneise

Rebecca Heneise

Dual Language Demonstration Teacher, UCLA
I was born in Idaho and raised in Nicaragua and Chile. My interests are teaching and learning in more than one language. I have been an elementary teacher for ten years and I have taught in public schools, charter schools, and currently at the UCLA Lab School.
avatar for Rosángela  Viera

Rosángela Viera

Demonstration Teacher - 5th and 6th grade, UCLA Lab School
Rosángela is a motivated teacher who always puts children at the center of her work. She focuses on meeting the academic, social and emotional needs of her students. Her passions include teaching Mathematics through CGI philosophy, using Inquiry to engage in Science and Social Studies... Read More →



Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hilton-Plaza B

1:30pm

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.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580517

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Beske

Barbara Beske

Student Achievement Partners
Join our Core Advocate Network @ www.bitly.com/joincoreadvocates. @beske3 @achievethecore



Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hilton-Plaza D

1:30pm

330: A Parent’s Guide for Thinking Tools: The Number Line K–5
A parent presentation for the many uses of the Number Line for grades K–5. Learn how to use this thinking tool for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and fractions to decompose numbers and build reasoning. Handouts are in English and Spanish.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580509

Speakers
avatar for Christina Lincoln-Moore

Christina Lincoln-Moore

Assistant Principal, Los Angeles USD
Christina Lincoln-Moore is an innovative Constructivist educational leader who is tenacious and profoundly dedicated to mindful project-based learning to engender formidable mathematics identities. She taught for LAUSD from 1996 until 2014. She is currently an Assistant Principal... Read More →



Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hilton-Horizon II

1:30pm

331: Code Code Code Your Bot Gently Down The STEAM!
In this fun hands-on session learn the basics of coding and how easy it is to code robots. You don't need to be a computer scientist to learn coding—we're not! You just have to start. Learn Basic unplugged and plugged coding skills to use tomorrow.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580510

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Myers

Kyle Myers

Teacher on Special Assignment, Fullerton School District
Sometimes Kyle thinks if he wasn’t a teacher he’d be a handsome billionaire, but then the alarm goes off. Frowning face emoji! He has been teaching in a 1 to 1 iPad classroom and now has the awesome job of being a Teacher on Special Assignment. Prior to 2010 Kyle was not your... Read More →
avatar for Tracy Ramont

Tracy Ramont

Tracy Ramont, Fullerton School District
I am a 5th grade teacher at an Apple Distinguished Program School. For the past 28 years I have worked at a Title One school, dealing with the challenge of meeting the needs of a diverse population of learners. I began working with technology in 2009, when we adopted a 1:1 iPod program... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hilton-Tapestry

1:30pm

320: Counting & Number Sense with Young Children
Come see how children develop number sense through counting and the exploration of numbers in the immediate environment using a CGI approach.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580506

Speakers
RT

Rosie Torres

UCLA Lab School


Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hilton-Plaza C

3:30pm

442: An Expanded Role for Equations
Student video will introduce us to a new role for equations. We will examine 4 categories of equations that can help children build on their understanding of fraction quantities and their relationships.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580562

Speakers
avatar for Dinah Brown

Dinah Brown

Coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction
JC

Joan Case

Professional Development Provider- CGI


Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hilton-Plaza B

3:30pm

462: Noodling (Note taking + Doodling) for Understanding
Do students like to doodle? YES! Do they like to notetake? NOT REALLY! But, they'll love noodling...AND, best of all, they'll retain and comprehend with deeper understanding if you use and give students permission to use a few simple techniques.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580588

Speakers
avatar for Eliza  Sorte-Thomas

Eliza Sorte-Thomas

Director, Northwest Montana Educational Cooperative
I love Math games, Math sketchnoting (visual notetaking), Math fluency, Math vocabulary, Singapore Math strategies, and so much more! Flair pens and gel pens make me giddy!


Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hilton-Horizon I

3:30pm

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.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580593

Speakers
DM

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 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hilton-Plaza D

3:30pm

430: Ignite Deeper Understanding: Educating Your Parent Community
Ignite parents’ depth of understanding of the CCSSM Content Standards & 8 Mathematical Practices with informational meetings, parent coffees, & student-led math nights. Receive ready-to-use resources to spark constructive partnerships with parents.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580556

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Blanke

Barbara Blanke

Owner, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Best Practices in Mathematics Common Core Professional Development Parent Education Guided Math Discourse
avatar for Kimberly Kelly

Kimberly Kelly

Teacher, San Luis Coastal USD


Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hilton-Plaza A

3:30pm

420: Accessible Problem Solving for ALL K–2 Students
Deepen your understanding of problem solving to ensure it is accessible to ALL students. Language is often a barrier, so it is vital to adjust our instruction. Through video clips, participants will learn practical, research-informed strategies.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580552

Speakers
SK

Susie Katt

K-2 Mathematics Coordinator, Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, NE
TZ

Tara Zuspan

Instructional Coach, Lincoln Public Schools


Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hilton-Horizon II

3:30pm

422: Mathematical Lenses: Learning How Students See Math
Each day, we plan through our lens, choosing numbers & questions needed to engage in the math. Do we ever plan for students to see math through their mathematical lens? We'll explore contexts & literature that allow us to learn how students see math.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580553

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Gray

Kristin Gray

Director K-5 Curriculum and Professional Learning, Illustrative Mathematics



Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hilton-Tapestry

3:30pm

425: Performance Tasks in the Primary Classroom
What are performance tasks for primary students and how can we use them as a formative assessment tool? We will examine authentic performance tasks and identify what makes a good task for young students.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580756

Speakers
AG

Annie Graton

First Grade Teacher, Rio School District
AS

Abbey Shaw Linder

First Grade Teacher, Rio School District/ UCSB Math Project



Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hilton-Plaza C
 
Saturday, November 5
 

8:30am

560: Model-Eliciting Activities in Middle School
MEAs are open-ended, interdisciplinary problem-solving activities that resemble engineering problems to reveal students’ thinking about the embedded concepts in literacy, science, and mathematics.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580630

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Knight

Kimberly Knight

Teacher on Special Assignment, Beaumont USD - ESF
@MathCoachKim
avatar for Jamie Santos

Jamie Santos

Special Education Coordinator, Beaumont USD
Jamie Santos has fourteen years of experience in education. She holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. Ms. Santos is currently a Special Education Coordinator with Beaumont Unified School District. Ms. Santos strives to ensure... Read More →



Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Tapestry

8:30am

580: AP Stats 2016 Walk Thru
Let's take a careful look at all six problems from last May's exam, guided by an experienced AP grader. We will examine sample student papers and learning points from the rubrics.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580636

Speakers
avatar for Jared Derksen

Jared Derksen

Teacher Specialist, Mathematics, Chaffey JUHSD



Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Palm Canyon

8:30am

581: Discrete Math Modeling: Learn Understand and Use!
Modeling can be scary. Rich problems are rare. Here are some ideas for very real problems and projects from discrete math. Most topics can be easily self-taught, some of the problems are scary-good, and they even meet CCSSM-C! A great field leveler.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580637

Speakers
avatar for Chuck Biehl

Chuck Biehl

L Charles (Chuck) Biehl
I'm all about mathematical modeling, and all about bringing discrete mathematics into the mainstream curriculum. Come and hear all about both. Please feel free to bring a browser-equipped device to surf for support during the talk. This is not a lecture. If you have any questions... Read More →



Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Plaza A

8:30am

582: Understanding Algebraic Functions—Going Deeper
Come experience activities to lead students to a deeper understanding of functions. Participate in a human graph to explore functions (domain, range, and asymptotes), and in other activities to modify linear, quadratic, and exponential functions.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580638

Speakers
avatar for Brenda Romanek

Brenda Romanek

Retired teacher


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Plaza B

8:30am

583: Making Sense of Statistics in Algebra 2
Participants will engage in activities and discussion around different ways students can connect with statistics, especially in vocabulary and the interpretation of data and their measures of spread. Ready-for-use resources will be provided.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580643

Speakers
JC

Jacob Castaneda

Synergy Academies
AO

Akonam Okoye

Synergy Academies


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Plaza C

8:30am

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, we’ll view and/or create various types of differentiated materials.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580639

Speakers
AB

Allan Bellman

University of Mississippi


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Plaza D

8:30am

550: Reading Reasoning and Writing to Deepen Math Understanding
Interacting with context rich scenarios, students engage in reading & writing at levels not experienced in a math class. We will focus on strategies to develop deeper understanding, engage in math practices, and offer optimal formative assessment.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580627

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Galasso

Sarah Galasso

Manager of School Partnerships, Carnegie Learning
JK

Jami Koustik

Carnegie Learning


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Horizon II

8:30am

523: Composing & Decomposing For Deeper Understanding of + & –
Provide meaningful math experiences for young students to visualize addition & subtraction before being expected to memorize facts. Emphasis on composing & decomposing prior to qualitative practice involving thinking & the basics.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580616

Speakers
avatar for Cook Marcy

Cook Marcy

math consultant, Independent


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton-Horizon I

10:29am

682: Doing vs. Listening: Experience the Magic of Cards with Math
We all know that we must get the students engaged to spark a deeper understanding. Come and experience how the fun of discovering the mathematics behind card tricks is engaging, addicting, and mathematically rewarding.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580689

Speakers
CC

Cherlyn Converse

Professor, CSU Fullerton
BC

Bianca Converse

CSU Fullerton


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:29am - 11:59am
Hilton-Plaza B

10:29am

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.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580690

Speakers
BG

Bruce Grip

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


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:29am - 11:59am
Hilton-Plaza D

10:30am

660: What to Do When Group Work Isn’t Working
We will discuss common group work issues and provide specific strategies and resources for addressing them. After implementing these techniques, our students were able to work collaboratively and develop a deeper understanding of mathematics.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580683

Speakers
avatar for Yekaterina Milvidskaia

Yekaterina Milvidskaia

Mathematics Teacher, Vista Unified School District
Come visit Tiana Tebelman and I at our Saturday sessions on "What to do when Group Work Isn't Working" and "Shifting the Cognitive Load through Geometric Transformations." I have been teaching 8th grade math at Vista Magnet Middle School for 6 years and I enjoy challenging my... Read More →
avatar for Tiana Tebelman

Tiana Tebelman

Vista USD
Come visit Katerina Milvidskaia and I at our Saturday sessions on "What to do when Group Work Isn't Working" and "Shifting the Cognitive Load through Geometric Transformations." I have been teaching 8th grade math at Vista Magnet Middle School for 7 years and I enjoy challenging... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hilton-Plaza C

10:30am

661: Building in Supports for English Learners in OER Curriculum
Illustrative Mathematics is writing complete middle school OER curriculum in partnership with the K–12 OER Collaborative. With input from a team of interdisciplinary experts, the curriculum has many built-in supports for English language learners.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580684

Speakers
KU

Kristin Umland

Illustrative Mathematics



Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hilton-Tapestry

10:30am

680: Sparking Deeper Understanding with Simulations in Statistics
Simulations allow students to understand the logic of statistical inference without high-level formulas. In this session we'll explore strategies to engage students with physical simulations that lead to simulations with (free!) technology.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580687

Speakers
avatar for Jason Molesky

Jason Molesky

Apple Education Development Executive, Lakeville Area Public Schools
My goal? Simple...To facilitate change in the educational system through dynamic leadership, engaging professional development, innovative resource development, and a commitment to the continuous improvement process. My description? Simple...turbonerd & datageek.
avatar for Douglas Tyson

Douglas Tyson

Teacher, Central York SD
I'm a former Mathematics teacher who is now a Statistics teacher. Teaching Statistics is my passion, but I also like growing tomatoes, making snow, and scuba diving. Jelly Belly jelly beans are my Kryptonite.



Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hilton-Palm Canyon

10:30am

681: Discrete Math Modeling: Learn Understand and Use!
Modeling can be scary. Rich problems are rare. Here are some ideas for very real problems and projects from discrete math. Most topics can be easily self-taught, some of the problems are scary-good, and they even meet CCSSM-C! A great field leveler.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580688

Speakers
avatar for Chuck Biehl

Chuck Biehl

L Charles (Chuck) Biehl
I'm all about mathematical modeling, and all about bringing discrete mathematics into the mainstream curriculum. Come and hear all about both. Please feel free to bring a browser-equipped device to surf for support during the talk. This is not a lecture. If you have any questions... Read More →



Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hilton-Plaza A

10:30am

651: Deeper Understanding Sparked by Univ/District Collaboration
A 1990 collaboration between a high school math teacher and a university professor has led to more than ten years of 7 annual BTSA math workshops promoting deeper understanding and expanded to do the same for district special education teachers.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580679

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Atkin

Kyle Atkin

Kern HSD
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Mike Lutz

California State University, Bakersfield



Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hilton-Horizon II

1:15pm

761: Math—When Will We Ever Use It?
High interest math investigations show students the importance of learning & understanding math. Students will need intuition, creative problem solving, and collaboration to find solutions. Will answer the question: “When will we ever use algebra?”

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580733

Speakers
avatar for Edward Zaccaro

Edward Zaccaro

Retired teacher/Author, Hickory Grove Press
Ed is a popular presenter at math, homeschool and gifted education conferences around the country and has approached gifted education as a parent, teacher, and school board member. His students will testify to his ability to make math fun and challenging for them as well as his unique... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Hilton-Horizon I

1:15pm

762: Evening the Playing Field Through Facts Fluency Development
Students lacking number sense? Learn how Number Talks develop fact fluency and number sense. Spark the confidence and ability to access grade level math at the full depth of the standards.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580734

Speakers
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Ann Kim

Community Roots Academy
avatar for Jane Noh

Jane Noh

Middle School Math Teacher, Community Roots Academy



Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Hilton-Horizon II

1:15pm

763: Revolutionize Your Class One Open-Ended Question at a Time
Wouldn't it be great to see ALL of your students asking each other great questions throughout a lesson? In this session, participants will dive into problems, as they find an innovative way to get their students to ask each other great questions.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580736

Speakers
avatar for Steven Krolikowski

Steven Krolikowski

Math Dept. Chair/PLC Lead/Teacher, Downey Unified School District
I have been teaching math for 23 years now. In the past 4 years, I have worked closely with the Smarter Balanced Consortium and the California Dept. of Education writing and reviewing problem-based resources. Currently, I am writing the 6th Grade Math Test-Prep book for Barron's... Read More →



Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Hilton-Plaza A

1:15pm

764: THE PATCH “CORE” QUILT
Quilts are full of math. Learn to create quilts & extend them into multi-cognitive & multi-dimensional math problems that are hands on & use physical modeling, for geometry, proportional thinking, spatial reasoning, algebra, & conservation of numbers.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580735

Speakers
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James Nadler

Teacher, Lennox SD


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Hilton-Tapestry

1:15pm

780: Shifting Cognitive Load Through Geometric Transformations
How can geometric transformations spark discussion and a deeper understanding? Teachers experience problems that allow students to discover and see the need for the most important elements of transformations, leading to congruence and similarity.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580741

Speakers
avatar for Yekaterina Milvidskaia

Yekaterina Milvidskaia

Mathematics Teacher, Vista Unified School District
Come visit Tiana Tebelman and I at our Saturday sessions on "What to do when Group Work Isn't Working" and "Shifting the Cognitive Load through Geometric Transformations." I have been teaching 8th grade math at Vista Magnet Middle School for 6 years and I enjoy challenging my... Read More →
avatar for Tiana Tebelman

Tiana Tebelman

Vista USD
Come visit Katerina Milvidskaia and I at our Saturday sessions on "What to do when Group Work Isn't Working" and "Shifting the Cognitive Load through Geometric Transformations." I have been teaching 8th grade math at Vista Magnet Middle School for 7 years and I enjoy challenging... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Hilton-Plaza B

1:15pm

781: Well-Designed Collaborative Groups+Modeling=Math Practices
Come select a modeling problem from a list of three; work with a group based on anticipated problem solving approach; monitor progress. Discuss how this approach builds an environment where sense making, strong discussion, and perseverance thrives.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580740

Speakers
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Allan Bellman

University of Mississippi


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Hilton-Plaza C

1:15pm

750: Significance Tests Are More Than Just a P-value
Hypotheses, conditions, and formulas provide insight that can help students to a much deeper understanding of the conclusions. We will discuss strategies and activities that teachers can utilize to help students toward mastery inference.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580716

Speakers
avatar for Douglas Tyson

Douglas Tyson

Teacher, Central York SD
I'm a former Mathematics teacher who is now a Statistics teacher. Teaching Statistics is my passion, but I also like growing tomatoes, making snow, and scuba diving. Jelly Belly jelly beans are my Kryptonite.
avatar for Luke Wilcox

Luke Wilcox

Statistics Teacher, Kentwood Public Schools
I teach Intro Statistics and AP Statistics at the most diverse high school in the state of Michigan. I am excited about the increasing emphasis on statistics in the current math education discussion. My hobbies include tacos, Phish, running, race cars, snowboarding. and traveling... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Hilton-Palm Canyon

1:15pm

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.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580718

Speakers
avatar for Matt Lane

Matt Lane

Co-Founder / Lead Instructor, Rithm School


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Hilton-Plaza D

3:15pm

841: Promoting Discourse and Conceptual Understanding
Experience how to promote discourse to assist students with problem-solving techniques. Multiplication/division concepts and standards for whole numbers using 3-dimensional materials, 2-dimensional representations, and mental models will be explored.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580763

Speakers
avatar for Paula Muehler

Paula Muehler

Curriculum Specialist, Math Learning Center
Bridges Math Curriculum and Intervention published by Math Learning Center



Saturday November 5, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Hilton-Tapestry

3:15pm

860: 10 Challenging Problems and P-S Strategies to Solve Them
Because problem solving can be difficult, it is important for students to have a "tool-belt" of P-S strategies. You will leave session with many techniques that help all students be successful in math contests & tests—including the SAT & ACT.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580774

Speakers
avatar for Edward Zaccaro

Edward Zaccaro

Retired teacher/Author, Hickory Grove Press
Ed is a popular presenter at math, homeschool and gifted education conferences around the country and has approached gifted education as a parent, teacher, and school board member. His students will testify to his ability to make math fun and challenging for them as well as his unique... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Hilton-Horizon I

3:15pm

861: Give Them Something to Talk About
Math Talks and communication among peers are valuable teaching tools promoting deeper understanding of math concepts. Learn how easy it is to use Math Talks effectively. Participants will focus on progressions and walk away with examples in hand.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580775

Speakers
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Andrea Cadman

Temecula Valley USD
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Lori McNeill

Temecula Valley Unified


Saturday November 5, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Hilton-Plaza A

3:15pm

862: Developing Students Algebraic Thinking and Academic Language
Participants will engage in activities that build students’ access to and confidence in doing rigorous mathematics, in particular for English learners, through problem-solving tasks that develop algebraic thinking and academic language proficiency.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580776

Speakers
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Jeanne Ramos

Los Angeles Unified


Saturday November 5, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Hilton-Plaza C

3:15pm

880: What If? Structured Questioning for Understanding
Structured questioning can develop conceptual understanding and enhance communications skills in AP and CCSS Statistics. Utilizing an inferential questioning format for activities and assessments deepens understanding in any mathematics classroom.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580785

Speakers
avatar for Jason Molesky

Jason Molesky

Apple Education Development Executive, Lakeville Area Public Schools
My goal? Simple...To facilitate change in the educational system through dynamic leadership, engaging professional development, innovative resource development, and a commitment to the continuous improvement process. My description? Simple...turbonerd & datageek.
avatar for Douglas Tyson

Douglas Tyson

Teacher, Central York SD
I'm a former Mathematics teacher who is now a Statistics teacher. Teaching Statistics is my passion, but I also like growing tomatoes, making snow, and scuba diving. Jelly Belly jelly beans are my Kryptonite.


Saturday November 5, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Hilton-Palm Canyon

3:15pm

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, & inspire them to grow.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580767

Speakers
avatar for Madeleine Strasburg

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 →


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Saturday November 5, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Hilton-Plaza D