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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

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!
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Cassidy Nelson

Redondo Beach Unified School District


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

8:30am

108: CCSSM: Please Invite Me into Your Lesson
Teachers are tasked to use the CCSSM standards & math practices. Too often students of African ancestry see no relevance in the lesson. This presentation shows the salient features that can be included in a culturally relevant math lesson.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580388

Speakers
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Kwame Anthony Scott

Djehuti Ma'athematics, LTD


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Chino A

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

261: Engaging Area Explorations that Create Understanding
Formulas are easily forgotten when not tied to something meaningful. Deepen understanding and help retention by using visuals that help students derive middle school geometry formulas. All of these engaging activities can be used in the classroom.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580469

Speakers
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Mark Goldstein

Vice President, Center for Mathematics and Teaching


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hard Rock-Roxy Two

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

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.
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Kelli Wasserman

Math Consultant, CSU San Bernardino



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

1:30pm

348: Fluency Discourse and Standards for Mathematical Practice
Fluency doesn’t just happen! Let’s consider together how the Standards for Mathematical Practice can enhance mathematical discourse in classroom learning activities and support students’ development of mathematical fluency.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580521

Speakers
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Cathy Carroll

Senior Research Associate, WestEd



Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance-Pueblo B

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

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580507

Speakers
avatar for Cathery Yeh

Cathery Yeh

Chapman University


Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance-Mojave Lrng Ctr

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 Margaret Smith

Margaret Smith

Professor Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Margaret (Peg) Smith has had a career thoroughly dedicated to mathematics and furthering the knowledge of other educators. Dr. Smith has authored and co-authored nearly one hundred books and articles, impacting students and teachers of all levels. Having graduated from State University... Read More →



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

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
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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
 
Saturday, November 5
 

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
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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

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

513: Algebra: Why is it Destroying America
Students aren't failing Algebra. Algebra is failing students! We will discuss how the typical algebra courses are harming not just individual students, but society and the economy as well. We’ll share data and discuss solutions.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580610

Speakers
PC

Patrick Callahan

Callahan Consulting


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Madera

8:30am

514: Lesson Study to Build Social Justice Goals
Lesson study is a dynamic professional development activity to help students develop deeper understanding about mathematics and social justice. Effective lesson design and observation protocols are a part of this interactive session.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580611

Speakers
LM

Linda M Fulmore

Mathematics Education Consultant


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance-Pueblo A

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

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

621: Extending Counting to Problem Solving in Early Childhood
This CGI session focuses on leveraging young children’s interest and experience with counting to extend into problem solving, supporting the concurrent development of counting principles and problem-solving strategies.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580663

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


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hard Rock-Roxy One

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

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