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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

152: How to Do Groupwork Poorly...Or Not (The Sequel)
Many teachers unknowingly create problems in the way they do group work with their students. Teachers in this workshop will learn how to structure group work in order to create discourse communities that engage high- and low-achieving students.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580428

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 Jeremy Hansuvadha

Jeremy Hansuvadha

Teacher: The Art of Mathematics & IMP, California School of the Arts
I am immensely fascinated with IMP, Complex Instruction, mistakes, The Beatles, sports analytics, A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones, punk/metal, Dan Meyer, the Seattle Seahawks, bass guitar, and ska/reggae.



Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Woodstock Two

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
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Jennifer Munoz

Redlands Unified School District



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

10:30am

260: Perseverance Problem-Solving Strategies for Understanding
Do your students feel that they don’t know how to begin when given a problem to solve, so they just shut down? Learn strategies that allow all students an entry point into the problem and motivate them to persevere to find a sensible solution.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580468

Speakers
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Andrea Cadman

Temecula Valley USD


Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hard Rock-Palladium North

10:30am

287: From Seeing Dots to Lewis Carroll
The Algebra 2 Common Core standards address using "Structure of an Expression to identify ways to rewrite it." We will explore a thread of activities that help your students make these connections.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580486

Speakers
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Maureen Burkhart

Educator, LAUSD
avatar for Michelle Katz

Michelle Katz

Northridge Academy High School, LAUSD
I've been teaching for 34 years in Los Angeles Unified School District. I am a National Board Certified Teacher,and I've been honored as a state finalist for the Presidential Award for Mathematics and Science twice, in 2009 and 2013. I am the President of the Greater Los Angeles... Read More →



Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-Sierra

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
 
Saturday, November 5
 

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

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580684

Speakers
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Kristin Umland

Illustrative Mathematics



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

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 →
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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

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

3:15pm

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580776

Speakers
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Jeanne Ramos

Los Angeles Unified


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

3:15pm

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

833: Supporting ELs’ Problem Solving and Understanding
Attending to a multi-modal environment to support language acquisition gives ELs tools and experiences that affect mathematical understanding and increase number and operational sense. Problem-solving tools and strategies are immediately applicable.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580759

Speakers
avatar for Nora Ramirez

Nora Ramirez

Executive Director, TODOS: Mathematics for ALL


Saturday November 5, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Renaissance-Pueblo A