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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

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. We’ll explore interactive applets that let students “notice and wonder,” talk about mathematical situations, and develop conceptual understandings of triangle properties, linear equations, systems of equations, and factoring trinomials.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580386

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 4, 2016 8:30am - 9:59am
PSCC-Primrose A

8:30am

140: Deepen Fractional Thinking Within a Blended 'Learning Pit'
Participants will experience "go deep" learning that provides language and tools to "grapple" with Fractions and Operations. Presenters will model whole-class learning with built-in differentiation. BYOD to access "smart not hard" online lessons!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580419

Speakers
avatar for UMathX byNeufeld

UMathX byNeufeld

President/Sr. Author, Neufeld Learning Systems Inc./Thames Schools
UMathX by Neufeld, 10th version of Understanding Math, is a browser based, multifunctional, k to Alg1 learning system used within a teacher led whole class lesson to an environment where students work individually or in small groups on computer led or off computer activities. UMathX... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite A

8:30am

160: Proportional Reasoning: 3 Strategies to Spark Engagement
Come experience three activities that engage students in concept development and practice of proportional reasoning: "poster problems," a "blank paper lesson," and a "big square puzzle." Take-away lessons included!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580433

Speakers
avatar for Shelley Kriegler

Shelley Kriegler

President, Center for Mathematics and Teaching
Dr. Shelley Kriegler was a middle and high school math teacher for 20 years. She then joined the UCLA Mathematics Department as the Director of the Math Content Programs for Teachers where she created and taught courses for teachers who wanted to earn authorizations to teach middle... Read More →
CR

Cynthia Raff

Center for Mathematics and Teaching


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite D

8:30am

161: Use Cubes as a Setting for Your Problem Solving
A cube is the starting point for many rich problems. Stack cubes, count cubes, paint cubes and do some real math at the same time. Work out a dozen classic cube contest problems. Take home these and more than 50 additional problems.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580432

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 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite H

8:30am

162: Rich Real World Problems
These engaging problems provide a context you can use to make conceptual understanding more tangible. We’ll do a problem and discuss how to help students articulate their mathematical thinking in writing as well as options for assessing their work.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580434

Speakers
avatar for Robert Kaplinsky

Robert Kaplinsky

robertkaplinsky.com
Hi, I’m Robert. I’ve 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.


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Primrose B

8:30am

184: Conceptual to Procedural: Reversing Your Ideas of Inverse
What are the underlying concepts related to inverses? How can we link the conceptual to the procedural so strongly that if a student didn’t remember the procedure they could come up with it because they know the concept so well?

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580439

Speakers
BK

Barbara Kuehl

author and consultant, Mathematics Vision Project
JS

Janet Sutorius

Author & consultant, Mathematics Vision Project


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite B

8:30am

185: Deepening Algebraic Thinking and Understanding
Learn strategies to help students make coherent connections and deepen their conceptual understanding. Hand-outs will be provided that teachers can use to help students retain the concepts and skills to improve their mathematical growth mindset.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580441

Speakers
AR

Al Rabanera

Fullerton Joint Union High School District
AT

Armandina Turner

Fullerton Joint Union High School District



Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite E

8:30am

186: What Math is Important in “Algebra II and PreCalculus”?
What should students know to be prepared for career and collegiate math? Why are concepts like logarithms important and how can we make sure students really understand them? What is the role of dynamic interactive technology in making this happen?

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580442

Speakers
GB

Gail Burrill

Michigan State Univ


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite F

8:30am

187: Sparking the SMPs—Make Sense Reason and Model
From manipulatives to algebra, geometry, and technology—explore rich problems from math history and data collection activities designed to help students engage in the Standards for Mathematical Practice and make math/science connections.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580443

Speakers
BG

Betty Gasque

Mathematics Consultant, Retired Mathematics Teacher, Mathematics Consultant


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree B

8:30am

154: Deeper Understanding for High School Special Ed Students
Participants will experience strategies proven to work with Special Education students in mathematics. Station activities will provide cognitive challenges many students struggle with in Math 1 and Algebra I.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580429

Speakers
avatar for Dianne DeMille

Dianne DeMille

Owner, JenDi Consultants
JM

Jennifer Munoz

Redlands Unified School District



Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree A

8:30am

110: Analyzing Strong Math Instructional Practices through Video
Classroom observations can be a powerful tool to build understanding of strong mathematical instructional practices. Come learn about and explore free comprehensive PD modules centered around exemplar moments captured in video.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580391

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Beske

Barbara Beske

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

Shelbi Cole

Student Achievement Partners


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite G

8:30am

111: Model Classrooms: Innovating with Technology and Mathematics
Use technology to deepen mathematical understanding for all students. Explore our model classrooms as a vehicle for sharing best practices with technology. Learn strategies and tools to spark student discourse in a technology rich environment.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580390

Speakers
MA

Michael Akins

Director, Educational Technology and Instructional Program Analysis, Dinuba Unified School District
Design Thinking Innovator striving to end generational poverty through education at Dinuba Unified School District. Working with a team of k-6 innovators to infuse Design Thinking into their classrooms. Letting the Students find and solve the challenges facing them and their community. Michael... Read More →
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Lisa Waide

Dinuba Unified School District - Jefferson Elementary School


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree E

8:30am

112: Create Dynamic Digital Learning Experiences with Google
Learn to use Google Apps and an LMS to package instruction and authentic assessment, virtual field trips, Math in 3 Acts... into rich learning experiences for students. Capitalize on technology resources to engage students in a productive struggle.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580392

Speakers
avatar for Cherie Brown

Cherie Brown

Interdisciplinary Coordinator for Innovative Education Management, Innovative Education Management
My role as Interdisciplinary Coordinator provides the opportunity to work with a variety of staff as they build learning materials. Additionally, I am a Google Certified Trainer as well as our district Schoology Administrator. You can learn more at:   www.edtechmentor.org... Read More →



Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree F

8:30am

132: Sparking Deeper Understanding in ELs: It Is Possible!
Can teachers have rigor and emphasize the math standards to spark deeper understanding for ELs? Yes they can! The session presents features of effective lesson design for ELs and then models how to implement them in a lesson taught in Portuguese.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580418

Speakers
EC

Elmano Costa

CSU Stanislaus



Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite C

8:30am

135: How can we use district math tasks as formative assessments?
Experience using a data protocol around a single piece of student work to transform the scoring of district math benchmark tasks into a formative experience for teachers and students. We will also explore PD resources on providing student feedback.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580757

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Diaz

Kathy Diaz

Azusa Unified School District
avatar for Julie McGough

Julie McGough

Elementary Math Instructional Specialist, Azusa Unified School District



Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree D

8:30am

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, preservice to expert.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580387

Speakers
avatar for Arjan Khalsa

Arjan Khalsa

CEO, Conceptua Math
Visual and conceptual mathematics curriculum for grades 3-5 that keeps the teacher in the equation.
avatar for Julie McNamara

Julie McNamara

Assistant Professor, CSU East Bay



Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Primrose C

10:30am

200: Rigorous Teaching and Learning—Sparking Students’ Passions
Rigor in mathematics classrooms should be the foundation for engaging students in high-quality teaching and learning. Find out what rigor in math classrooms is all about. Then experience how your passion for math can fuel students’ passion for learning and succeeding in life.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580385

Speakers
avatar for Lee Stiff

Lee Stiff

North Carolina State Univ


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 11:59am
PSCC-Primrose B

10:30am

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.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580446

Speakers
avatar for Judy Hickman

Judy Hickman

Smarter Balanced



Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 11:59am
PSCC-Primrose C

10:30am

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.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580447

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Richardson

Kathy Richardson

Co-founder, Math Perspectives Teacher Development Center


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 11:59am
PSCC-Primrose A

10:30am

241: Station Teaching in Action: Unpacking Meaning of Fraction
Participants will actively engage in station teaching activities to unpack CCSS fraction progressions about meaning of fraction. Stations will allow engagement with various manipulatives to unpack linear, area, & discrete representations of fraction.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580460

Speakers
avatar for Bridget Druken

Bridget Druken

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education, CSU Fullerton
Mathematics knowledge and understanding for teaching, lesson study
avatar for Alison Marzocchi

Alison Marzocchi

CSU Fullerton



Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite A

10:30am

265: Expressions and Equations: 3 Strategies to Spark Engagement
Come experience three activities that engage students in concept development and practice around expressions and equations: Poster Problems, a Blank Paper Lesson, and a Big Square Puzzle. Take-away lessons included.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580473

Speakers
avatar for Shelley Kriegler

Shelley Kriegler

President, Center for Mathematics and Teaching
Dr. Shelley Kriegler was a middle and high school math teacher for 20 years. She then joined the UCLA Mathematics Department as the Director of the Math Content Programs for Teachers where she created and taught courses for teachers who wanted to earn authorizations to teach middle... Read More →
CR

Cynthia Raff

Center for Mathematics and Teaching


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite D

10:30am

266: Number Talks—You Can Start Next Week!!
A Number Talk is a daily routine to build computational fluency. Mental math strategies spark deeper understanding of algorithms/properties. Participate in a Number Talk & discuss what is gained by adding this simple routine to your daily schedule.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580474

Speakers
avatar for Chris Harris

Chris Harris

Math Teacher on Special Assignment, Escondido Union School District
I'm a second career teacher who taught middle school math for 15 years. For the last 4 years I have been a district level Math TOSA. I spent 2.5 years helping 4th and 5th grade teachers implement the new CA Math Standards and now I am working with 6-7-8 math teachers. I am obnoxiously... Read More →
LR

Laura Ruggles

Escondido Union School District


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite G

10:30am

267: Meaningful Teaching of Integers Expressions and Equations
Best ways to represent integers, expressions, and equations. Strategies for teaching these concepts meaningfully to students who are 2+ years behind.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580475

Speakers
GM

guillermo mendieta

pictorial mathematics


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite H

10:30am

282: Be Careful What You Ask For! Questioning for Understanding
Conversations for learning are crucial for developing understanding. This session will outline the types of questions teachers can pose to tease out rich classroom discussions that lead to deeper understanding and procedural fluency.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580480

Speakers
BK

Barbara Kuehl

author and consultant, Mathematics Vision Project
JS

Janet Sutorius

Author & consultant, Mathematics Vision Project


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite B

10:30am

283: Increasing Access to AP Calculus with Vertical Planning
We have designed a two-year scenario-based curriculum that has helped double AP Calculus enrollment at our school. We will share tasks and strategies that build conceptual understanding and confidence in students long before they get to Calculus.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580481

Speakers
avatar for Nate Goza

Nate Goza

Teacher, Math for America Los Angeles
avatar for Liem Tran

Liem Tran

Nate's Special Friend, Math for America Los Angeles
I'm a high school teacher in South Los Angeles. I am a Math for America Master Teacher Fellow. And I am a new father.



Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite E

10:30am

284: AP Calculus: Connecting and Developing Math Practices
College Board recently updated the AP Calculus courses, which debut in 2016. The workshop will focus on how the Mathematical Practices for AP Calculus connect to exam items and how teachers can support students in the development of these Practices.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580483

Speakers
GB

Gail Burrill

Michigan State Univ
BH

Benjamin Hedrick

College Board


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite F

10:30am

285: The Struggle is Real (World)
This session aims to spark deeper understanding of Precalculus & Calculus concepts by encouraging students to struggle with imperfect real data so they may connect concepts with current events topics, many of which they read about on social media.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580484

Speakers
avatar for Paul Battaglia

Paul Battaglia

Teacher, Manasquan Public Schools
I am an avid triathlete, Penn State alum, former private industry employee and CEO of a Non-Profit - Squanathon.



Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree A

10:30am

286: Promoting Productive Struggle Through Proofs in Geometry
We’ll explore multiple strategies that empower students to independently solve geometry proof problems. Pilot teachers using CanFigureIt Geometry in their classes will share insights on how they supported students' individual needs.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580485

Speakers
ND

Natasha Desai

CanFigureIt Geometry


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree D

10:30am

251: Battling Zombies with STEM Strategies
Use the "Zombie Craze" to make STEM become "un-dead" in your science classroom! This is not only a hands-on session, but a brains-on session, as well!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580464

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Lukens

Jeff Lukens

National Education Consultant, Retired Science Teacher
Curriculum integration, especially science and math, is my educational passion. The use of handheld technology is paramount to having students see the connections between science and math in the high school classroom.


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree B

10:30am

252: Using FREE Technology to Increase and Assess Understanding
Participants will be introduced to how to use technology to check for understanding, demonstrate mathematical concepts, and create and interpret graphs using such free applications as Plickers, GeoGebra, and Desmos.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580465

Speakers
avatar for Edward Simons

Edward Simons

Teacher/, Perris High School District
Working on MAT(Master in Teaching Mathematics) with a focus on the classroom benefits of incorporating dynamic software in Math lessons, Engineering Instructor (PLTW), Astronomy Club Advisor Interests: Hiking and Camping with my family. Astronomy, Member of Temecula Astronomy... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree E

10:30am

209: Promoting Productive Discourse = Deeper Mathematics Learning
Participants will engage in activities that promote mathematical discourse and discuss how these support deeper learning for all students. Resources for tasks that support discourse and ideas for classroom discourse norms will be shared.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580450

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Mark Ellis

Dr. Mark Ellis

Professor, CSU Fullerton
Mark Ellis taught mathematics in grades 6-12 in northern California public schools for six years, becoming a National Board Certified Teacher in 1999. Mark is an author of Reimagining the Mathematics Classroom: Creating and Sustaining Productive Learning Environments from the National... Read More →
avatar for Craig McJunkin

Craig McJunkin

National Director, Content and Implementation, Curriculum Associates
Come find out more about our Common Core Reading and Math Blended Learning Solutions, K-8. At Curriculum Associates, we are passionate about connecting assessment directly to effective instruction, through an adaptive diagnostic linked to personalized instruction, both teacher-led... Read More →



Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree C

10:30am

232: Fluency: More Than Facts!
Do your students have fluency? What does fluency look like in the classroom? We will investigate these questions through activities, video, and discussion. This session will include activities you can implement immediately in your classroom.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580458

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Hagman

Jennifer Hagman

Secondary Math Coach, UC Los Angeles Math Project
When I'm not working on math problems, or working with teachers, I enjoy crafting and spending time with my husband and cat.
KW

Kelli Wasserman

Math Consultant, CSU San Bernardino



Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite C

10:30am

233: Don’t Wait: Create Math Curriculum on Your iPad Now!
San Francisco Unified leverages technology to implement Common Core Math Standards with Nearpod and our Math Core Curriculum. We will learn what types of math tasks are the best fit for iPad and a discourse-rich classroom.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580488

Speakers
avatar for Glenn Kenyon

Glenn Kenyon

Math Content Specialist, San Francisco USD
Math content specialist in the SFUSD Math Department who believes in the promise of digital resources as tools to ensure that all students and teachers will make sense of rigorous mathematics in ways that are creative, interactive, and relevant.


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree F

1:30pm

300: Teaching Mathematics: Reflections and Insights on >1000 Classroom Observations
I have been blessed with an ever growing data base of more than 1000 K–12 mathematics classroom observations since 2010. This session is an opportunity to capture and share some of what I've observed and learned. We will use specific examples to look at such issues as on-going cumulative review, homework, worksheets, saying vs. showing, formative assessment, questioning, and tasks that either numb or energize our neurons—all of which can be transported to every classroom in which mathematics is taught.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580498

Speakers
avatar for Steven Leinwand

Steven Leinwand

Author, American Institutes for Research
Steve Leinwand is a Principal Research Analyst at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) in Washington, D.C. and has over 30 years of leadership positions in mathematics education. Steve has served on the Mathematical Sciences Education Board during the development and publication... Read More →



Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 2:59pm
PSCC-Primrose B

1:30pm

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.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580499

Speakers
avatar for Heather Dallas

Heather Dallas

Director/lecturer, UCLA Math


Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 2:59pm
PSCC-Primrose C

1:30pm

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 role—one 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 “Landscape of Teacher Change on Conferring and Questioning” to monitor their own growth and development.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580500

Speakers
avatar for Cathy Fosnot

Cathy Fosnot

CEO and President, New Perspectives on Learning
Current CEO and President of New Perspectives on Learning and past Founding Director of Mathematics in the City, and the lead author of the Contexts for Learning Mathematics series as well as the Young Mathematicians at Work series.


Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 2:59pm
PSCC-Primrose A

1:30pm

345: Thinking Critically About Math: Comparing and Connecting
We will look at instructional practices that allow all students to connect and discuss mathematical ideas and representations in order to develop a deeper understanding.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580518

Speakers
avatar for Anna Scharfeld

Anna Scharfeld

Santa Barbara USD
Anna Scharfeld has had an interest in mathematics since before majoring in the subject at Northwestern University, and now has a passion for working with teachers to provide students with opportunities to engage in problem solving while appreciating the beauty and creativity in the... Read More →



Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree E

1:30pm

361: Did You Say Transformations or Transformers?
Transformations are a major thread of the Common Core Standards. Participants will explore activities that will deepen their conceptual understanding of transformations for the middle grades.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580532

Speakers
avatar for Tamara Bonn

Tamara Bonn

High School Math Coach, Victor Valley Union HS District
I am currently the High School Math Instruction Coach for Victor Valley Union High School District. I have a Master's degree from California State University San Bernardino in Teaching Mathematics. I am also a part-time math professor at CSUSB.


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Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite A

1:30pm

363: The Power of Feedback
Are your students producing what you expect? Do rubrics, exemplars, and detailed explanations leave you wanting more? Come learn how we use feedback to positively impact the quality of student work and to re-engage students for deeper learning.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580534

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Hagman

Jennifer Hagman

Secondary Math Coach, UC Los Angeles Math Project
When I'm not working on math problems, or working with teachers, I enjoy crafting and spending time with my husband and cat.
KW

Kelli Wasserman

Math Consultant, CSU San Bernardino



Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite H

1:30pm

364: Division of Fractions Through Problem Progressions
Help students discover the algorithm for dividing by fractions through a series of lessons where students look for patterns and test conjectures as problems progress from concrete to abstract.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580535

Speakers
avatar for Marisa Aoki

Marisa Aoki

PK-8 Math Coach, Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
I am currently a Mathematics Content Specialist with the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools serving Preschool through 8th grade teachers. Before that, I taught middle school mathematics for 10 years.



Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree A

1:30pm

365: Creating a Puppy—A Transformational Geometry Activity
Participants will create designs, including a "puppy", on their graphing calculators using lists and statplot. They will then investigate what happens when different combinations of the positive and negative x-values and y-values are graphed.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580537

Speakers
avatar for Fred Decovsky

Fred Decovsky

Teachers Teaching with Technology



Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree B

1:30pm

383: Digging Into Mathematical Modeling (Insect Classification)
We will look deeply at a single mathematical modeling challenge. Different student approaches will be considered as participants experience the cycle of modeling. Basic data analysis is used to distinguish two species of biting insects.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580538

Speakers
avatar for Dan Teague

Dan Teague

Instructor of Mathematics, NC School of Science and Mathematics
I have been an Instructor of Mathematics at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics since 1982, and have taught mathematical modeling at NCSSM since 1986. I am currently a member of the Board of Directors of NCTM and previously served on the Board of Governors of the... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite B

1:30pm

384: Exciting and Valuable Assessments
Experience summative assessments that reveal more about what your students are thinking. Leave with ideas on how to adapt your own assessments. Little changes can reveal huge insights.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580540

Speakers
avatar for Anaïs Arteaga

Anaïs Arteaga

Master Teacher Fellow, Math for America LA
I devoted the first ten years of my teaching career to becoming great at formative assessment. I dreaded the summative assessment because I already knew exactly how my students would perform and, worse, I did not want to spend time "grading." Now, with my colleague, Meghan McGovern... Read More →
avatar for Meghan McGovern-Garcia

Meghan McGovern-Garcia

Master Teacher Fellow, Math for America LA



Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite E

1:30pm

385: Intuition to Formal Math: Engaging Contexts Spark Learning
Engaging students with interesting contextualized problems provides experiences leading to conceptual understanding, and deep understanding of formal mathematical ideas. Experience classroom activities in algebra and statistics that do just that!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580542

Speakers
avatar for Jim Short

Jim Short

Math Coordinator, Ventura County Office of Education



Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite F

1:30pm

353: Googlizing a Math Unit..Putting the FUN Back in Fundamental!
Learn how to gamify a unit using Google Slides, EdPuzzle, and other assorted apps. Lets students move at their pace while achieving badges! Great for your lowest achieving students to your highest achieving students.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580527

Speakers
SM

Stephen Morris

Teacher On Spec Assignment, Riverside Unified School District


Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite G

1:30pm

354: Looking Deeper: the Interplay Between Math Tech and Art
Participants will experiment with the free and easy-to-use software, GeoGebra, to “play” with mathematical topics. Examples include golden triangles, geometric transformations, and creating mosaics to tile your classroom floor.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580529

Speakers
BC

Bryant Cooper

California State University, Northridge
KE

Kellie Evans

California State University, Northridge


Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree D

1:30pm

355: Using Google Forms for Quick Formative Assessments
Wish for a faster and easier way to check student understanding? Learn to create Google Forms for quizzes and assignments, which students can access on any device and receive feedback. Get students writing about math and making viable arguments!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580528

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Lasek

Rachel Lasek

EdTech Coach/Math Lead, El Molino High School



Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree F

1:30pm

362: 5 Steps to a Growth Mindset Culture in Co-Teach Classes
This session will examine 5 key steps that teachers can take to enhance their math co-teach classes to a growth mindset culture shift and how this shift sparks deeper learning for all students. Videos, lessons, and teacher resources will be shared.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580533

Speakers
avatar for Carla Jacobs

Carla Jacobs

District TOSA, Sweetwater Union HSD
I am a resource teacher at the Special Services office. I am passionate about promoting equity, building positive connections and engaging and motivating all learners. Past topics I have spoken on include transition to adulthood, math strategies for students with disabilities, co-teaching... Read More →
MM

Margaret Macabasco

Sweetwater Union High School District



Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite D

1:30pm

332: Using Hundreds Charts—It's For More Than Just Counting
Learn to use hundreds charts for teaching number patterns and theory, operations, and problem solving. Discover new ways to use this simple and easy tool to help your students develop deep mathematical understanding. Fun and engaging!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580511

Speakers
MK

Michelle Kubiak

Teacher 2nd grade, Bishop ES
avatar for Susan Kunze

Susan Kunze

Author, teacher resource materials
Susan Kunze is an enthusiastic and experienced teacher-educator and resource writer, with nearly four decades of primary teaching experience. Her expertise in curriculum development has been shared as a national and regional conference presenter, a member of the California Common... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite C

1:30pm

323: Supporting the Development of Young Children's Counting
In this CGI session we will consider how attending to the details of what children do as they count can create opportunities to respond in ways that recognize and build from children’s partial and emerging understanding of counting principles.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580523

Speakers
avatar for Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson

Research & Professional Development, San Diego State Univ
avatar for Angela Chan Turrou

Angela Chan Turrou

Researcher/Teacher Educator, UC Los Angeles GSE & IS
@Angelaturrou


Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree C

3:30pm

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.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580546

Speakers
avatar for Megan Franke

Megan Franke

Professor of Education at UCLA, UC Los Angeles
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 4, 2016 3:30pm - 4:59pm
PSCC-Primrose C

3:30pm

400: Facilitating Meaningful Discourse in Mathematics Classroom
According to Principles to Action, mathematical discourse should: build on and honor students’ 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 “discussions 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.“ 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.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580545

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Peg Smith

Dr. Peg Smith

Professor Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh
Over the past two decades I have been developing research-based materials for use in the professional development of mathematics teachers. This includes "5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions" (Smith & Stein, 2011;2018) and "Taking Action: Implementing... Read More →



Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 4:59pm
PSCC-Primrose A

3:30pm

402: Letting Go: Cultivating Agency and Authority in the Secondary Mathematics Classroom
In this session, I share what I learned from my dissertation video study of two high school teachers who were learning to enact Number Talks. I wanted to learn what the teachers found most challenging and how coaching supported their learning. In examining the videos of the Number Talks, I noticed that, even when teachers use teaching strategies that are recommended for engaging students in productive mathematical discussions, it can be hard to let go of familiar practices that we think of as "teaching" (such as asking leading questions or verifying students' answers), but that when we are able to forego those habits, students' agency and authority has more space to grow. I hope these ideas will be useful for teachers and coaches alike.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580547

Speakers

Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 4:59pm
PSCC-Primrose B

3:30pm

443: Spark Connections and Deepen Number Flexibility with Games!
Build strong number sense with deliberate use of standards-based games building number flexibility that all students can access. Engaging games for fractions, place value, & all operations are used to differentiate instruction & formatively assess.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580563

Speakers
avatar for Nancy McGuire-Paulson

Nancy McGuire-Paulson

teacher, San Marcos USD



Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite C

3:30pm

464: Teaching with Tasks—Sparking Deeper Student Understanding
Tasks aren’t just for assessment anymore. We’ll experience a task as a learner, strategize, apply the practices, connect to application, then debrief. Learn what components make quality tasks and use them to develop deeper conceptual understanding.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580590

Speakers
AC

Andrea Cadman

Temecula Valley USD
avatar for Rebecca Williams

Rebecca Williams

Temecula Valley Unified



Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite D

3:30pm

465: Growth Mindset in a Blended Learning Environment
Interventions only work if a student is willing to persevere. Students persevere when they care about the result and believe they can succeed. Learn how to establish an academic mindset, fuel grit, and instill resilience, leading to academic success!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580591

Speakers
JB

Janet Bales

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree E

3:30pm

483: Stretching the Truth and Shifting the Blame
An important standard in the Function Strand is Building Functions from Existing Functions. We will share a series of scenario-based tasks that promote conceptual understanding of Function Transformation.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580596

Speakers
avatar for Nate Goza

Nate Goza

Teacher, Math for America Los Angeles
avatar for Liem Tran

Liem Tran

Nate's Special Friend, Math for America Los Angeles
I'm a high school teacher in South Los Angeles. I am a Math for America Master Teacher Fellow. And I am a new father.



Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite E

3:30pm

484: Look Who's Talking! Mathematics Discourse in the Classroom
Go beyond checking for understanding! Participate in several student interaction strategies that promote student discourse and provide students with deeper understanding. Walk away with something that can be immediately implemented in the classroom.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580597

Speakers
avatar for Esmeralda Orozco

Esmeralda Orozco

Math Teacher/Curriculum Specialist, Bonita Vista HS



Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite F

3:30pm

485: The Struggle is Real (World)
This session aims to spark deeper understanding of Precalculus & Calculus concepts by encouraging students to struggle with imperfect real data so they may connect concepts with current events topics, many of which they read about on social media.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580599

Speakers
avatar for Paul Battaglia

Paul Battaglia

Teacher, Manasquan Public Schools
I am an avid triathlete, Penn State alum, former private industry employee and CEO of a Non-Profit - Squanathon.



Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree A

3:30pm

486: Toward Deeper Understanding of Exponential Functions
Come experience investigations with exponential functions. We will do some kinesthetic activities that will help your students develop a deeper understanding of exponential growth and decay, activities to which high school students can relate.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580598

Speakers
avatar for Staci Shackelford

Staci Shackelford

Math Teacher, Whittier Union High School District
I am a National Board Certified Teacher with 20 plus years experience teaching high school mathematics. I love using cooperative groups daily with my students and strongly believe all students can succeed in math.


Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree B

3:30pm

487: Upgrade Your Card Sorts
Card sorts help students compare, contrast, and group mathematical structures. In this session we'll learn how to use a free digital card sort to promote discussion and give feedback in ways that are impossible with paper card sorts.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580600

Speakers
avatar for Shelley Carranza

Shelley Carranza

Teacher, Desmos



Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree D

3:30pm

452: Classroom Dessert: Real Assessment Isn’t What You Think
A fine meal is topped off by a carefully-crafted dessert; in the classroom, it’s called “assessment,” and it often lacks flavor. The authors of The Classroom Chef re-think how we assess our students, empowering them by tapping into their voice.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580569

Speakers
avatar for John Stevens

John Stevens

Chaffey JUHSD
John is an instructional math and technology coach in Southern California. He is the author of Table Talk Math and co-author of The Classroom Chef, blogs about his passions at http://fishing4tech.com, and would love to create more opportunities for kids to love mathematics.
avatar for Matt Vaudrey

Matt Vaudrey

Bonita USD
A Google Certified Innovator and EdTech Coach from Southern California, Matt brings risk-taking to the forefront of the classroom. His students — kids and adults — build confidence and motivation by taking risks in a safe environment where failure is cheap. His book, The Classroom... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite B

3:30pm

453: Weapons of Math Instruction...APPSolutely
Learn how to integrate technology in a math classroom from a warm-up, through a lesson and formative assessment, to finishing with an Exit Ticket, all done electronically. Very cool stuff! Bring your device to experience it all.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580586

Speakers
SM

Stephen Morris

Teacher On Spec Assignment, Riverside Unified School District


Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite G

3:30pm

454: The Truth About Mathematical Modeling
Ask anyone what it means to model with mathematics and you will get different answers from each one. As we look at a set of K–12 modeling activities that spark deeper understanding of math, we will uncover what it means to meet the demands of MP4.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580570

Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Cerrahoglu

Vanessa Cerrahoglu

Mathematics Coordinator, Orange County DE
I started my journey as an educator, curriculum developer, and workshop facilitator with LAUSD over 20 years ago. In this time, I taught at three high schools, each with a unique set of challenges and opportunities: low-socio economic & high Spanish speaking population, a math... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Galasso

Sarah Galasso

Manager of School Partnerships, Carnegie Learning


Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite H

3:30pm

456: Clash of Systems: Using Clash of Clans to Explore Maths
Explore the intersection of mobile gaming and maths. Walk away with my slide deck and some ideas on how to turn your students' favorite games into lessons. The sample lesson is specific to systems of equations, but the ideas can be applied TK–12.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580571

Speakers
avatar for Ian Young

Ian Young

Assistant Principal, Beaumont Unified School District
Talk to me about music, the Dodgers and making public education work for each student.



Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree C

3:30pm

457: Integrating Technology in the Math Classroom
Learn about ways to incorporate free digital resources in the Common Core math classroom. Topics include Google apps, Desmos, GeoGebra, and EdPuzzle. Make your classroom an engaging and interactive place where kids have fun learning.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580572

Speakers
avatar for Amy Springstead

Amy Springstead

Teacher on Special Assignment for Professional Development, San Dieguito Union High School District
16 years high school math teaching experienceTeacher on Special Assignment for Professional Development since 2016


Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree F

3:30pm

423: The Nimble Number Line
The number line is often an under-utilized tool that deepens number sense and operational proficiency. We'll explore the importance of the number line as a visual representation for helping children develop greater flexibility in mental arithmetic.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580555

Speakers
KM

Kathleen McCarthy

TK - 2 Math Coach, Hayward USD


Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite A
 
Saturday, November 5
 

8:30am

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.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580604

Speakers
avatar for Ruth Parker

Ruth Parker

Mathematics Education Collaborative (MEC)


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 9:59am
PSCC-Primrose A

8:30am

501: Principles for Building and Using Effective Digital Tasks
What do the most powerful digital math tasks have in common? What teacher moves allow students to get the most out of any lesson? In this session, we’ll consider answers to these questions and use the Desmos Activity Builder as a lens for exploring the intersection of computers, teaching, and math.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580606

Speakers
avatar for Michael Fenton

Michael Fenton

Lead Instructional Designer, Desmos
Exploring the intersection of mathematics, technology, and curiosity.


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 9:59am
PSCC-Primrose B

8:30am

561: Pattern Blocks: The Forgotten Tool In Middle School!
Join us for explorations in middle school geometric concepts! We will use pattern blocks to dig deeper into understanding relationships among angles, lines, and dilations. This session will include lesson plans for immediate implementation.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580631

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Hagman

Jennifer Hagman

Secondary Math Coach, UC Los Angeles Math Project
When I'm not working on math problems, or working with teachers, I enjoy crafting and spending time with my husband and cat.
avatar for Jennifer Moffett

Jennifer Moffett

Math Consultant, Consultant
Jennifer Moffett began her career in education as a middle grades mathematics teacher in Yucaipa, CA. With a passion for mathematics and teaching, she is committed to helping teachers use strategies to make student learning achievable. Following her years in the classroom, Jen went... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite A

8:30am

562: Connecting Student Ideas About Operating with Zero to Slope
Rich discussion requires links between teacher practice (Elicit and use evidence of student thinking) and students (Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others). Examine how to support student argument in the context of slope.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580650

Speakers
avatar for Virginia Bastable

Virginia Bastable

Mount Holyoke College, retired
I am an author of the Developing Mathematical Ideas Professional Development Materials now being published in new editions from NCTM. I am particularly interested in helping school system leaders learn to use the DMI materials to run seminars in their own sites. Recent work includes... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite D

8:30am

563: So You Want to Go into Modeling?
ANYone can do it, with paper! Spark deeper understanding by utilizing bar models to interpret word problems and illustrate relationships. These powerful tools represent core middle school concepts of fractions, ratios, proportions, and percents.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580633

Speakers
LM

Lori McNeill

Temecula Valley Unified
avatar for Rebecca Williams

Rebecca Williams

Temecula Valley Unified



Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree A

8:30am

564: Fantasy Baseball: An Authentic Performance Task
Students will productively struggle through statistical analysis of baseball card stats to create mathematical models of player statistics, play simulated games against each other, and deepen their understanding of the applications of mathematics.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580634

Speakers
avatar for Gregory Hammond

Gregory Hammond

Teacher, Beaumont USD
I'm a middle school mathematics teacher (with a well-kept secret of also being a credentialed English teacher) who is striving to bring the humanities into the math classroom.
avatar for Andrea Hammond

Andrea Hammond

Math Teacher, Beaumont Unified School District


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree C

8:30am

585: Digging Into Mathematical Modeling (Insect Classification)
We will look deeply at a single mathematical modeling challenge. Different student approaches will be considered as participants experience the cycle of modeling. Basic data analysis is used to distinguish two species of biting insects.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580640

Speakers
avatar for Dan Teague

Dan Teague

Instructor of Mathematics, NC School of Science and Mathematics
I have been an Instructor of Mathematics at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics since 1982, and have taught mathematical modeling at NCSSM since 1986. I am currently a member of the Board of Directors of NCTM and previously served on the Board of Governors of the... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite B

8:30am

586: Rich Tasks: Collaboration and Conceptual Understanding
Matching multiple representations to get overview of topic and deepen understanding. Missing representations will be created. Protocols modeled to support mathematical discourse, collaboration, conceptual understanding, and formative assessment.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580641

Speakers
BT

Blue Taylor

Blue Engine


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite F

8:30am

587: It's Not About Answers—Mistakes Deepen Student Understanding
Student understanding can benefit from mistakes in the classroom, using connections to growth mindset, brain research, questioning. Challenging math tasks allowing entry for all levels of math will be used to demonstrate using mistakes for learning.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580642

Speakers
avatar for Valerie Henderson

Valerie Henderson

Secondary Math Teacher Specialist, Glendale Unified School District
avatar for Micki Newland

Micki Newland

Secondary Math Teacher Specialist, Glendale Unified School District
I am currently serving as the project director of a math and science grant. In any spare time at the Professional Development Office, I get to help write Common Core Secondary Math curriculum.



Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite H

8:30am

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 students’ conceptual understanding.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580645

Speakers
avatar for Nanette Johnson

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 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Primrose C

8:30am

590: Modeling Mathematics in Algebra
Participants will engage in a variety of activities where modeling is the focus. Participants will discuss how multiple representations help to create well-rounded math models. Content will be focused around topics in Algebra 1 or Integrated Math 1.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580646

Speakers
KM

Katie Martinez

Math Teacher/Department Chair, La Costa Canyon HS


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree B

8:30am

591: Enhancing Algebra and Geometry: Transformations in Geogebra
We share and engage the audience in GeoGebra (GG) activities that develop geometric & algebraic connections, & mathematical practices. Learn basic GG instructions to perform geometric transformations on points, graphs, & shapes. BYOD with GeoGebra.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580647

Speakers

Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree F

8:30am

551: The Clothesline: Statistics on the Number Line
Help students understand the meaning of various statistical measures without making a single calculation. This Master Number Sense Maker will blow your mind; I promise. clotheslinemath.com

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580629

Speakers
avatar for Chris Shore

Chris Shore

Coordinator of Secondary Curriculum & Instruction, Murrieta Valley USD/The Math Projects Journal
Chris Shore is editor and founder of The Math Projects Journal. As a nationally-known speaker and a 30-year veteran of public education, Chris has a unique, practical perspective on the new 21st Century Standards.


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite E

8:30am

552: STEM Behind Football Activity Investigation and Application
Use TI-84 technology to understand the science and math behind kicking the game-winning field goal! Engineered for several levels 8–12. Interactively model the flight of the ball. Solve graphically and confirm algebraically.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580628

Speakers
avatar for Tom Reardon

Tom Reardon

Mathematics Instructor, Fitch HS/Youngstown State Univ
I like to integrate problem solving, rich tasks, excellent questioning techniques, standards, and appropriate technologies. Technologies that I use include iPads and math apps, SMART Boards, and TI technologies.I am currently working on some interactive activities that help students... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree D

8:30am

511: Where's the Math?
A researcher observed: “In U.S. lessons, I see students and I see the teacher. I have trouble finding the mathematics.” Doing math is a thrilling adventure that too few students experience. Come learn strategies for making math happen in your class.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580609

Speakers
avatar for Zack Miller

Zack Miller

Director of Math Curriculum, Summit Public Schools



Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite C

8:30am

512: Starting A Math Fight
You have a wealth of free resources available to you and a breadth of people who are willing to help. Join us for a session that will get students arguing, thinking, and challenging the way that they think about math.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580626

Speakers
avatar for John Stevens

John Stevens

Chaffey JUHSD
John is an instructional math and technology coach in Southern California. He is the author of Table Talk Math and co-author of The Classroom Chef, blogs about his passions at http://fishing4tech.com, and would love to create more opportunities for kids to love mathematics.


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite G

8:30am

593: Exploring Planes Vectors and Curves in 3D
We will gain deeper understanding of systems of equations, vectors, and curves through their 3D representations using Grapher. This program helps students visualize difficult mathematical concepts in 3D. Bring your Mac laptops.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580649

Speakers
avatar for Drew Ishii

Drew Ishii

Mathematics Faculty, Sage Hill School



Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree E

10:29am

684: Create Deep Understanding of Trig with the Unit Circle
In this session, we will explore an alternative way to introduce trigonometry in Geometry by using the Unit Circle. We will look at current research and a history of teaching trig to create a deeper understanding of trigonometry for students.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580691

Speakers
avatar for Jon Southam

Jon Southam

Sonoma Valley Unified
Math, Music, and Computers


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:29am - 11:59am
PSCC-Mesquite B

10:29am

686: Tech Skills for Student Success on the AP Calculus Exam
AP Calculus is a course that requires a variety of technology resources for student visualization and exploration. This session explores calculator-active AP Calculus questions and TI-Nspire user skills to complete them.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580693

Speakers
avatar for Veronica Carlson

Veronica Carlson

Math Teacher, Glendale UHSD
avatar for Kim Thomas

Kim Thomas

Math Teacher and Title I Coordinator, Moon Valley HS/Glendale UHSD
I am a high school math teacher in Arizona, an AYA Math NBCT, and a T3 National Instructor. I am passionate about teaching with technology to promote student understanding and exploration of mathematics.



Saturday November 5, 2016 10:29am - 11:59am
PSCC-Smoke Tree B

10:30am

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 6–8 mathematics. The curriculum will be aligned to the Common Core State Standards, mathematically coherent, and attuned to 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.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580653

Speakers
avatar for William McCallum

William McCallum

Illustrative Mathematics


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 11:59am
PSCC-Primrose C

10:30am

600: Adding Talk to the Leadership Teaching and Math Equation
How do adult interactions in school impact student interactions in schools? What do robust academic discussions sound like among teachers and among students? How do we cultivate rich, engaging inquiries at the administrative and the teacher and the student levels in any given school or district? How do we address problems in school and how do those habits impact how we engage with mathematics problems? What does culture have to do with learning and how do we cultivate the culture we all want to live in? In this talk I will share my thinking about how to develop the kind of dialogue needed to actually improve learning. We will explore "learning communities" and the role of each player in the community to both learn and contribute to the collective and individual knowledge in the community. What habits of discourse need to be cultivated so that all of us, no matter age or rank, can engage productively in dialogue that furthers learning, innovation, problem solving, and collaboration?

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580651

Speakers
avatar for Lucy West

Lucy West

Founder and CEO, Metamorphosis Teaching Learning Communities
I have worked at all levels of the system as an employee of the NYC DOE. As a consultant in coaching and leadership I have worked across the USA and Canada, grades K-12, with teachers, principals and district level supervisors, and I'm passionate about educators learning to collaborate... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 11:59am
PSCC-Primrose B

10:30am

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 don’t occur by accident; they’re the product of a specific focus on empowering student voice. Let’s discuss effective and ineffective questions for all grades, model openness for diverse methods, and celebrate guesses and incorrect answers.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580652

Speakers
avatar for Matt Vaudrey

Matt Vaudrey

Bonita USD
A Google Certified Innovator and EdTech Coach from Southern California, Matt brings risk-taking to the forefront of the classroom. His students — kids and adults — build confidence and motivation by taking risks in a safe environment where failure is cheap. His book, The Classroom... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 11:59am
PSCC-Primrose A

10:30am

662: Who is Doing math?
Through video clips and a model lesson, we will share how we use a diagnostic teaching model to shift from teaching concepts to facilitating conceptualization. Participants will receive resources for this teaching model.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580685

Speakers
SC

Sunny Chin-Look

Instructional specialist K-8 Mathematics, Alhambra USD
AY

Anna Yu

teacher


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite D

10:30am

664: Screencasting and Accountability in a 1:1 or BYOD Classroom
Utilize free screencasting resources to extend student learning in a 1:1 or BYOD flipped classroom. Learn to integrate yours and students' screencasts with EDpuzzle to increase accountability.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580686

Speakers
IG

Ivette Gomez

Teacher, Middle School, Riverside Unified School District
avatar for Maddison Nolan

Maddison Nolan

Riverside USD



Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree E

10:30am

685: Cafe Patternea: a Project-Based Introduction to Algebra
Experience a differentiated project we use to motivate algebraic thinking. Students choose and describe visual patterns with multiple representations. Dissonance created by different-looking equivalent expressions motivates skills. You will do math!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580692

Speakers
CG

Carolyn Gray

The Nueva School
avatar for Avery Pickford

Avery Pickford

Math Teacher, Lick-Wilmerding HS
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 →



Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite F

10:30am

687: AP CS Principles: Improving STEM Diversity and Understanding
CS Principles is designed to expand computer science to more campuses, to be inclusive, and to promote creativity, computational and algorithmic thinking. Come and experience lessons from CS Principles curriculum and learn what it takes to teach it.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580694

Speakers
avatar for Myra Deister

Myra Deister

Math and CS Teacher, Sunny Hills High School
Myra Deister is a passionate educator with over 30 years experience teaching mathematics and computer science at the secondary level. She infuses innovative uses of technology into her classes and assists her colleagues with technology use. She is a member of the CUE board, ILC and... Read More →



Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite G

10:30am

652: The Clothesline: Geometry on the Number Line
See how this Master Number Sense Maker can enhance students’ proportional and spatial reasoning in Geometry. This simple, manipulable tool will blow your mind; I promise. clotheslinemath.com

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580678

Speakers
avatar for Chris Shore

Chris Shore

Coordinator of Secondary Curriculum & Instruction, Murrieta Valley USD/The Math Projects Journal
Chris Shore is editor and founder of The Math Projects Journal. As a nationally-known speaker and a 30-year veteran of public education, Chris has a unique, practical perspective on the new 21st Century Standards.


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite E

10:30am

653: Math Is Fun—As We Rise with Common Core Math Pedagogy
Participants will experience a variety of dynamic inquiry oriented investigations—promoting students thinking—along with FUN FILLED opportunities in making mathematics teaching coherent and fun filled. Come, get involved and win prizes!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580681

Speakers
MH

Michael Hatter

Adjunct Professor, Mount Sac Antonio College
avatar for Viken "Vik" Hovsepian

Viken "Vik" Hovsepian

Professor of Mathematics/Author, Rio Hondo School District
Professor Hovsepian is a Senior National Mathematics Consultant to McGraw-Hill and an author of several of its mathematics programs including Glencoe’s Common Core 2014 Pre-Calculus program. He holds an elementary teaching credential in Mathematics as well as secondary credentials... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree C

10:30am

654: Fabulous Google 'Form'-ative Assessments
No more hours of grading! Instead, spark a deeper understanding of student performance by using Google Forms and Flubaroo to grade class results immediately, send email to students, and intervene the next day in class. You’re going to love this!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580680

Speakers
avatar for Kristan Morales

Kristan Morales

Math Teacher/Tech TOSA, Chaparral High School Temecula Valley Unified
I'm a HS Math teacher,Tech TOSA and have my Masters Degree in Educational Technology and am a CTA Liaison to CA Math Council. I'm Google Certified and Leading Edge Certified. I am an Instructional Leadership Corps member with Stanford University and CTA where I provide Common Core... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Williams

Rebecca Williams

Temecula Valley Unified


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree F

10:30am

611: Create & Engage: Math Lessons with Multimedia
Bring your electronic device and learn to create your own Blendspace lessons with videos, text, links, images, and quizzes. Share newly created lessons with students and colleagues. This web-based platform is free and easy to use with any curriculum.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580657

Speakers
LB

Lori Bluemel

The Math Learning Center


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree D

10:30am

631: Using Number Talks to Empower Student Learners
Number Talks are a powerful tool in helping students develop number sense and fluency. Number Talks encourage students' thinking and increase proficiency in the SMPs, helping students transform from rule followers to young mathematicians.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580668

Speakers
avatar for Angela  Dube-Robinson

Angela Dube-Robinson

Professional Development Specialist, Moreno Valley USD
I have a passion for changing the culture of math instruction in our elementary school classrooms. I coach teachers to make shifts in their instructional practices so that the next generation of students will be able to make sense of mathematics and move beyond rote memorization of... Read More →
avatar for Marcia Puckett

Marcia Puckett

Professional Development Specialist, Moreno Valley Unified School District
I believe everyone can be successful at math. The best gift that we can give to our students is not to teach them math, but to empower them as learners of mathematics! This is my passion!



Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite A

10:30am

632: From Access to Ownership: Supporting Our ELs in Math
Providing support for your ELs to engage in the Math Practices is crucial! We will use the CA ELD Standards and strategies for collaborative conversations/student discourse to uncover and build on the math in what students say and do.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580669

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Melton Pizzuto

Lisa Melton Pizzuto

Elementary Math Coordinator - Local District Northeast, Los Angeles USD
Lisa Melton Pizzuto is the Elementary Math Coordinator in Local District Northeast, part of the Los Angeles Unified School District. She is passionate about supporting teachers in facilitating rich Mathematics instruction. She also works with site administrators in developing their... Read More →
avatar for Michelle  Staine

Michelle Staine

English Learner Expert, Los Angeles USD
Michelle Staine, born and raised in Los Angeles by immigrant parents, is a staunch advocate for diverse learners. She is proud to be a product of LAUSD schools and currently serves her community as an Elementary English Learner Expert with the Multilingual and Multicultural Education... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite C

10:30am

624: Deepen Student Understanding by Connecting Representations
Encouraging students to solve problems in multiple ways is only one piece of the understanding puzzle. Using rich math tasks, we will examine student work, generate commentary, and discuss how math connections can frame math productive discussions.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580665

Speakers
avatar for Meg Hearn

Meg Hearn

LearnZillion
avatar for Julie McGough

Julie McGough

Elementary Math Instructional Specialist, Azusa Unified School District



Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite H

10:30am

625: To Number Bonds...And Beyond!
The way students construct meaning with addition and subtraction in K–2 will have a significant impact for their learning beyond whole numbers. Learn strategies and representations that will enrich student understanding of these crucial concepts!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580666

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Moffett

Jennifer Moffett

Math Consultant, Consultant
Jennifer Moffett began her career in education as a middle grades mathematics teacher in Yucaipa, CA. With a passion for mathematics and teaching, she is committed to helping teachers use strategies to make student learning achievable. Following her years in the classroom, Jen went... Read More →
JS

Jill Schwartz

Cucamonga School District


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree A

1:15pm

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.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580696

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Stadel

Andrew Stadel

Math Instruction Coach, Tustin USD
Andrew is currently is a math instructional coach where he partners with secondary math teachers to expand their professional skill set by focusing on effective teaching practices. You can also find free resources at his widely-acclaimed website, Estimation 180. When Andrew is not... Read More →



Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:44pm
PSCC-Primrose A

1:15pm

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.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580697

Speakers
avatar for Jason Zimba

Jason Zimba

Student Achievement Partners


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:44pm
PSCC-Primrose C

1:15pm

765: Begin Your Class with a Bang!
In order to spark deeper understanding in students, this session will provide teachers with a variety of problem solving, mathematical reasoning, and number-sense ideas that can be done in a few minutes at the beginning of class.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580737

Speakers
avatar for Ralph Connelly

Ralph Connelly

Professor Emeritus, Fac. of Ed.
Professional interests: Problem Solving ; Number Sense ; Probability Personal Interests: Love to dance ; tennis


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
PSCC-Mesquite D

1:15pm

767: Sparking Understanding Using Authentic Problem Solving
Incorporate rich, authentic problems into your math classroom in order to increase student engagement, motivation, autonomy, and depth of understanding. We will investigate resources for finding, creating, and assessing these rich problems.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580738

Speakers
avatar for Alexis Diaz

Alexis Diaz

Teacher - 3rd, Azusa Unified School District
avatar for Nancy Butler Wolf

Nancy Butler Wolf

Lecturer, Supervisor of Teacher Education, UC Riverside
I am a long-time math educator with interests in algebraic thinking and reasoning, mathematical modeling, curriculum development, technology and literature in the math classroom, and student motivation and engagement. I have my PhD in mathematics education, and my book, "Modeling... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree A

1:15pm

768: Designing OER Digitally Enhanced Lessons
Illustrative Mathematics, in partnership with the K–12 OER Collaborative, is writing a complete curriculum for grades 6–8 mathematics. Participants will learn about the design of digitally enhanced lessons embedded within the curriculum.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580739

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Nowak

Katherine Nowak

Illustrative Mathematics


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree E

1:15pm

782: Trigonometry and the Ferris Wheel
This study of the motion of a ferris wheel provide a deeper understanding into amplitude, period, and phase shift, as well as compound motion. Classroom handouts will be provided.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580742

Speakers
AL

Alan Ladner

Antelope Valley HSD


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
PSCC-Mesquite B

1:15pm

752: Student Discourse—Let the Students Do the Thinking
Rich math activity supporting participant discussion. Other activities supporting collaboration and brainstorming will be done so that participants can share strategies they already know. All activities have formats applicable to lessons.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580717

Speakers
BT

Blue Taylor

Blue Engine


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
PSCC-Mesquite F

1:15pm

753: Surviving the Apocalypse...with Math
Do students have the math skills to survive an apocalypse? Do YOU? Come find out in this interactive session where you'll learn how to create an experience for students that will force them to use math and problem solving to survive an apocalypse.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580720

Speakers
JM

John Mahlstedt

Santa Rosa City Schools


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
PSCC-Mesquite G

1:15pm

754: Ignite Math Literacy with Interactive Notebooks!
Looking for a new way to engage your students, support the Math Practices every day, strengthen math literacy, increase organization, and decrease loose worksheets in your classroom? Join us as we dive into the world of Interactive Notebooking!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580719

Speakers
avatar for Ken Davis

Ken Davis

Teacher, Apple Valley USD
LH

Lisa Hoegerman

Instructional Coach/Teacher, Apple Valley USD


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
PSCC-Mesquite H

1:15pm

755: Yes You Can Math Teachers! Collect Your Own Data!
Integrating math and science shouldn't just be a good idea, it should be the law! This is a key component of STEM! Come learn how easy, important, and fun it is to collect and analyze data as a part of good, solid, and responsible STEM education.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580721

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Lukens

Jeff Lukens

National Education Consultant, Retired Science Teacher
Curriculum integration, especially science and math, is my educational passion. The use of handheld technology is paramount to having students see the connections between science and math in the high school classroom.


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree B

1:15pm

756: Using Formative Data to Facilitate Teacher-Led Workshops
Attendees work through a 5-step process using formative results to understand student thinking within a topic, discuss implications for non-mastery, and determine strategies and activities to address diagnosed errors and misconceptions.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580722

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Samaniego

Kimberly Samaniego

Director, UC San Diego


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree C

1:15pm

757: Math Tech-Toolkit
What is a 21st Century Skills Math teacher, where our students use tools appropriately, communicate readily, and collaborate regularly? Learn to model these practices with this tech toolbox and increase your ability to engage ALL students.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580729

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Lasek

Rachel Lasek

EdTech Coach/Math Lead, El Molino High School



Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree D

1:15pm

710: Coherence of Ratios & Proportions Through Student Thinking
Come explore student strategies to solve division and fraction problems lending themselves to topics of ratios & proportions. These sense making strategies provide a lens to deeper understanding of coherence of proportional reasoning.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580700

Speakers
BM

Brandon McMillan

UCLA Mathematics Project
TS

Theodore Sagun

UCLA Mathematics Project


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
PSCC-Mesquite C

1:15pm

708: Unpacking the Language of Mathematics
In this interactive session, the presenters will take you through the linguistic challenges of word problem-solving and argumentation for English learners. They will introduce the 3 Reads strategy that you can use to ensure students have access to the language and content of mathematics.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580743


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
PSCC-Mesquite E

1:15pm

734: Go Digital with Go Math!
Explore digital components of Go Math (ThinkCentral). Learn to integrate into whole class, small group, and individualized instruction. Support parent understanding of instructional shifts in California State Standards. Bring your own device.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580711

Speakers
avatar for Brian Hightower

Brian Hightower

TOSA - Technology, ACCESS
avatar for Noelle Kreider

Noelle Kreider

Teacher, Rialto USD


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree F

1:15pm

721: Using Anchor Tasks in the Common Core Classroom
Participants will explore the Singapore approach of using an introductory activity to inform and create a path tor students to develop foundational understanding. Examples will come from various text series.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580709

Speakers
avatar for Linda West

Linda West

Consultant, SMARTTraining, LLC


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
PSCC-Mesquite A

3:15pm

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 they’ve saved mathematicians throughout history. We’ll look at techniques for putting students in a position to need these challenging skills so they feel like power, not punishment.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580746

Speakers
avatar for Dan Meyer

Dan Meyer

Chief Academic Officer, Desmos
Dan Meyer taught high school math to students who didn't like high school math. He has advocated for better math instruction on CNN, Good Morning America, Everyday With Rachel Ray, and TED.com. He earned his doctorate from Stanford University in math education and is the chief academic... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 3:15pm - 4:44pm
PSCC-Primrose A

3:15pm

849: What Do You Mean 'Let Them Have FUN?'
Good-bye NCLB and a-page-a-day. Hello interesting, challenging, intriguing, complex and FUN! Tangrams will develop special thinking and build a deeper understanding of perimeter and area with these FUN SMP-embedded activities for all students.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580765

Speakers
PB

Pat Ballew

Burbank USD (retired), Burbank USD


Saturday November 5, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
PSCC-Mesquite A

3:15pm

863: Shorten Your Scope and Sequence Without Sacrificing Content
This session will provide you with insights for layering content. While reviewing statistical reasoning, geometry, and ratios and proportions, we will look at classroom structures and lesson planning that lead to deeper understanding in less time.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580777

Speakers
avatar for J.J. Martinez

J.J. Martinez

Assistant Principal, Redlands East Valley High School
avatar for Tim Rochester

Tim Rochester

Math Instructional Coach, Redlands Unified School District
24 + years teaching math and science in middle school. 3rd year as a mathematics instructional coach for 2 middle schools in Redlands Unified School District. Taught math in a collaborative SAI classroom, honors math & science for 7th & 8th grades, taught math in a two year rotation... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
PSCC-Mesquite F

3:15pm

883: Fostering High School Teachers' Changes in Practice
Join a discussion of how administrators and coaches/teacher leaders can work together to support high school teachers to shift their instructional practices so that all students are able to meet the demands of the new California math standards.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580784

Speakers
CA

Cyndia Acker-Ramirez

Culver City Unified School District
avatar for Lisa Michel

Lisa Michel

Culver City Unified School District


Saturday November 5, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
PSCC-Mesquite E

3:15pm

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.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580782

Speakers
avatar for Maya Maroun

Maya Maroun

Teacher, West Covina High School


CMC 2016 gslides

Saturday November 5, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
PSCC-Primrose C

3:15pm

851: Understanding a Deep Number Structure via Doubling
In this session participants will engage first in an investigation into the structure of numbers through a process of doubling. One of humanity's earliest models for multiplying will be examined within the context of a "magic trick."

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580766

Speakers
avatar for Christopher  Brownell

Christopher Brownell

Professor/Program Director, Fresno Pacific Univ
I direct two separate Master's Degree programs at Fresno Pacific University. Both focused on Education, one in Mathematics, and the other in STEM. I have been a HS teacher, undergraduate math professor, and now graduate program professor focused mainly on mathematics and math education... Read More →



Saturday November 5, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
PSCC-Mesquite B

3:15pm

852: The Hyperbolic Paraboloid: A Deeper Understanding
This presentation will empower the audience to approach, learn, and improve their knowledge of the hyperbolic paraboloid.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580786

Speakers
KV

Karen Vaughn

Cal Poly University



Saturday November 5, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
PSCC-Mesquite D

3:15pm

853: Structures for Differentiating
Supporting students with diverse backgrounds is challenging. Come explore structures I use to reach all of my students including rich tasks; low-floor high-ceiling projects; practice, pushing, and pondering homework; and standards-based assessments.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580768

Speakers
avatar for Avery Pickford

Avery Pickford

Math Teacher, Lick-Wilmerding HS
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 →


Saturday November 5, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
PSCC-Mesquite H

3:15pm

854: Discover Transformational Geometry in 15 Seconds Grades 8–11
Hands-on experience. Play-Investigate-Explore-Discover geometric properties. Using a handheld, iPad, or software, students become engaged quickly, deeply. Free materials. Integrate creative exploration and pedagogy via technology and collaboration.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580769

Speakers
avatar for Tom Reardon

Tom Reardon

Mathematics Instructor, Fitch HS/Youngstown State Univ
I like to integrate problem solving, rich tasks, excellent questioning techniques, standards, and appropriate technologies. Technologies that I use include iPads and math apps, SMART Boards, and TI technologies.I am currently working on some interactive activities that help students... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree B

3:15pm

855: Promoting Deeper Understanding Through Digital Activities
Bring your device and learn about cloud-based software that can motivate interest and understanding of your students through Growth Mindset Activities, Vocabulary Development, Front-Loading Lessons, and Formative Assessments.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580772

Speakers
avatar for Myra Deister

Myra Deister

Math and CS Teacher, Sunny Hills High School
Myra Deister is a passionate educator with over 30 years experience teaching mathematics and computer science at the secondary level. She infuses innovative uses of technology into her classes and assists her colleagues with technology use. She is a member of the CUE board, ILC and... Read More →



Saturday November 5, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree E

3:15pm

856: Fostering a Deep Understanding of Functions with Desmos
Desmos is a free, powerful, online graphing calculator with many tools available for manipulating functions and visualizing concepts. Desmos can be integrated into your math curriculum by encouraging visualization and experimentation with functions.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580770

Speakers
avatar for Veronica Holbrook

Veronica Holbrook

Cal State Fullerton
avatar for Dr. Roberto Soto

Dr. Roberto Soto

Assistant Professor, Cal State Fullerton
I taught at my alma mater, Sierra Vista High School in Baldwin Park, before being inspired by my students to pursue a PhD in math. The journey took 10 years - working as a program specialist at San Bernardino Unified School District along the way - but I just recently earned a PhD... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree F

3:15pm

832: Warm-ups to Ignite Mathematical Discourse
When students begin with a warm-up, they are primed for problem solving. In this interactive session, participants will walk away with warm-up activities that empower productive talk, hook children into a lesson, and set students up for success.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580758

Speakers
avatar for Monica Acosta

Monica Acosta

Demonstration Teacher, UC Los Angeles


Saturday November 5, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree D

3:15pm

823: Don’t be Quick to Count-On: Teaching with Deep Understanding
When is counting-on another empty procedure and when does it make sense? You will learn about a researched progression that supports productive struggle and deep understanding of counting-on. You will leave with research-supported activities.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580749

Speakers
avatar for Beverly Ford

Beverly Ford

Research Associate, AIMS Center for Math and Science Education
As a Research Associate, I am excited to be working with a team of people that are dedicated to translating research that is on the shelf for teachers. We have been learning about a researched progression that explains developmental stages for how children come to know number founded... Read More →



Saturday November 5, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
PSCC-Mesquite G

3:15pm

825: 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: 580753

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 →



Saturday November 5, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
PSCC-Mesquite C

3:15pm

826: Fostering Independence in a Problem-Based Classroom
This session will present coaches and primary teachers with number-sense tools, student rubrics, and differentiation strategies to create a classroom that fosters independence and facilitates students’ learning to meet the needs of diverse learners.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580754

Speakers
AD

Annel DelTorro

El Sol Science and Arts Academy
avatar for Catalina  Martinez

Catalina Martinez

Math Curriculum Specialist, El Sol Science and Arts Academy



Saturday November 5, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree A

3:15pm

827: Deepen Understanding Through Purposeful Questioning
Instructional moves can reduce the cognitive demand for K–2 students in mathematics. Research, real-life examples, videos, and practical suggestions will demonstrate how effective questioning promotes mathematical discourse, thinking, and reasoning.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580761

Speakers
SK

Susie Katt

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

Tara Zuspan

Instructional Coach, Lincoln Public Schools


Saturday November 5, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree C