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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

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580403

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Zager

Tracy Zager

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


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

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

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.
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Kelli Wasserman

Math Consultant, CSU San Bernardino



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

1:30pm

381: Introducing the 4th-Year HS Math Course
College Readiness, EAP, Conditionally Ready. Learn about a 4th year HS math course (a-g eligible) in development for the purpose of avoiding math remediation once students are accepted into college.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580541

Speakers
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Diana Ceja

Riverside County Office of Education
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Lilian Metlitzky

Cal Poly Pomona


Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hard Rock-Roxy One

1:30pm

310: Student Self-Assessment for Deeper Understanding
In this session participants will explore tools and protocols for student self-assessment that support deeper understanding. Samples of rubrics, learning continuums, and learning-intention reflections will be available to examine.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580504

Speakers
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Melinda Shacklett

Mathematics coordinator, San Diego COE


Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hard Rock-Palladium South

3:30pm

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580562

Speakers
avatar for Dinah Brown

Dinah Brown

Coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction
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Joan Case

Professional Development Provider- CGI


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

3:30pm

450: What Could Go Wrong? (Addressing Math Misconceptions)
Eliciting, analyzing, responding to student misconceptions has the power to deepen mathematical understanding and engage the CCSS Math Practices. We’ll discuss ineffective strategies and explore those that move learning forward. Free resources.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580567

Speakers
MS

Mary Sirody

UC Los Angeles Math Diagnostic Testing Project


Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hard Rock-Palladium North

3:30pm

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580553

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Gray

Kristin Gray

Director K-5 Curriculum and Professional Learning, Illustrative Mathematics



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

8:30am

584: Creating Differentiated Materials is Easier Than You Think.
Come investigate various forms of differentiation, discussing when, why, and how they can be implemented and how easy they are to create. Working from classroom scenarios, we’ll view and/or create various types of differentiated materials.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580639

Speakers
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Allan Bellman

University of Mississippi


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

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
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Blue Taylor

Blue Engine


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

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

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580627

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Galasso

Sarah Galasso

Manager of School Partnerships, Carnegie Learning
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Jami Koustik

Carnegie Learning


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

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

1:15pm

743: Teaching Students to Make Conjectures
Experience the thinking routine, Claim, Support, Question. Hear classroom examples of how to create a culture where students make conjectures. This routine creates a structure for rich classroom discourse and tool to make thinking visible.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580715

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Linder

Jeff Linder

Math Specialist, Montecito USD
Thinking Routines Problem Solving UCSB Mathemaics Project Number Talks



Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Renaissance-Pueblo A

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
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Blue Taylor

Blue Engine


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