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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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ELL GATE I/SpEd [clear filter]
Friday, November 4
 

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 →
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Laura Ruggles

Escondido Union School District


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

1:30pm

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580516

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Heneise

Rebecca Heneise

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

Rosángela Viera

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



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

3:30pm

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580588

Speakers
avatar for Eliza  Sorte-Thomas

Eliza Sorte-Thomas

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


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

3:30pm

466: Building Complexity from Simple Little Pattern Blocks
Break the NCLB world of mile wide, inch deep and multiple choice tests. Using the simple pattern block, see how to guide your students into complex, multi-level explorations of equations, equivalencies, and then areas of non-standard shapes.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580595

Speakers
PB

Pat Ballew

Burbank USD (retired), Burbank USD


Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance-Chino B
 
Saturday, November 5
 

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

521: Pattern and Place Value Connections
Explore engaging activities and instructional strategies using pattern to help students develop place value understanding and number sense. Guide your students to conceptual understanding. See fun and learning happen in your classroom!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580613

Speakers
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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 →


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Roxy Two

10:30am

641: Talk Number to Me: Fraction Number Strings
We will give 3rd–5th grade teachers strategies to build fraction sense via Number String mini-lessons. Our 10-minute lessons use mathematical models like the Ratio Table and the Number Line which are rich in context and number relationships.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580675

Speakers
avatar for Christina Lincoln-Moore

Christina Lincoln-Moore

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



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

10:30am

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580683

Speakers
avatar for Yekaterina Milvidskaia

Yekaterina Milvidskaia

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

Tiana Tebelman

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


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

10:30am

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

634: The CGI (Cognitive Guided Instruction) Classroom
CGI sparks a deeper understanding of math. We’ll show you what it looks like while covering all the standards. When you apply CGI, your classroom will have daily academic collaborative discourse! See how it all works using a variety of methods.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580670

Speakers
ST

Susan Tate

Teacher, Downey Unified School District
avatar for Julie Yearsley

Julie Yearsley

Math Specialist, Downey


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance-Chino B

10:30am

620: CGI with Young Children: Stories to Problems
Learn how children’s natural curiosity and imagination inspire mathematical story problems that allow them to deeply engage in rich, meaningful problem-solving tasks. Walk away feeling confident you have strategies to implement in your classroom.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580661

Speakers
HC

Hasmik Cochran

UCLA Lab School


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hard Rock-Palladium North

1:15pm

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580741

Speakers
avatar for Yekaterina Milvidskaia

Yekaterina Milvidskaia

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

Tiana Tebelman

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


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

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

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580775

Speakers
AC

Andrea Cadman

Temecula Valley USD
LM

Lori McNeill

Temecula Valley Unified


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