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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

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

189: Constructions Portfolio: Spark it Digitally
Constructing figures along with some tech-help is a great way to showcase the "old-with-new" methods of teaching for a deeper understanding. Come explore how to expand your construction skills and make it digitally spark!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580445

Speakers
avatar for Sherrina Clark

Sherrina Clark

Teacher, Kern HSD
Learning, learning, learning!



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

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
 
Saturday, November 5
 

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

560: Model-Eliciting Activities in Middle School
MEAs are open-ended, interdisciplinary problem-solving activities that resemble engineering problems to reveal students’ thinking about the embedded concepts in literacy, science, and mathematics.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580630

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Knight

Kimberly Knight

Teacher on Special Assignment, Beaumont USD - ESF
@MathCoachKim
avatar for Jamie Santos

Jamie Santos

Special Education Coordinator, Beaumont USD
Jamie Santos has fourteen years of experience in education. She holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. Ms. Santos is currently a Special Education Coordinator with Beaumont Unified School District. Ms. Santos strives to ensure... Read More →



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

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

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

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