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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

160: Proportional Reasoning: 3 Strategies to Spark Engagement
Come experience three activities that engage students in concept development and practice of proportional reasoning: "poster problems," a "blank paper lesson," and a "big square puzzle." Take-away lessons included!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580433

Speakers
avatar for Shelley Kriegler

Shelley Kriegler

President, Center for Mathematics and Teaching
Dr. Shelley Kriegler was a middle and high school math teacher for 20 years. She then joined the UCLA Mathematics Department as the Director of the Math Content Programs for Teachers where she created and taught courses for teachers who wanted to earn authorizations to teach middle... Read More →
CR

Cynthia Raff

Center for Mathematics and Teaching


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite D

8:30am

161: Use Cubes as a Setting for Your Problem Solving
A cube is the starting point for many rich problems. Stack cubes, count cubes, paint cubes and do some real math at the same time. Work out a dozen classic cube contest problems. Take home these and more than 50 additional problems.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580432

Speakers
DM

Dennis Mulhearn

Teacher (39 years) retired, Valley Stream NY Central HS District (retired)
Dennis Mulhearn, a 39 year math and computer teacher at Valley Stream NY Jr./Sr. High School, has taught every course and level from Math 7 through Advanced Algebra. Dennis taught math and computer summer programs for 25 years. He has moderated Computer and Chess Clubs, coached Computerletes... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Mesquite H

8:30am

162: Rich Real World Problems
These engaging problems provide a context you can use to make conceptual understanding more tangible. We’ll do a problem and discuss how to help students articulate their mathematical thinking in writing as well as options for assessing their work.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580434

Speakers
avatar for Robert Kaplinsky

Robert Kaplinsky

robertkaplinsky.com
Hi, I’m Robert. I’ve been an educator since 2003 as a classroom teacher, teacher specialist for Downey Unified School District, instructor for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and presenter at conferences around the world.


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Primrose B

8:30am

163: Algebra Intervention Rigor Problem Solving and the CCSS
What’s rigor? Examine essential elements for conceptually-based algebra intervention that support the CCSS, embed SMPs, emphasizing discourse, problem solving, & writing. EL & PLC friendly. Do math, receive material that models the CCSS assessments.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580440

Speakers
avatar for Mardi Gale

Mardi Gale

Senior Research Associate, WestEd


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

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
AC

Andrea Cadman

Temecula Valley USD


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

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
MG

Mark Goldstein

Vice President, Center for Mathematics and Teaching


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

10:30am

262: Ratios Rates and Fractions Oh My!
Why does every conversation about fractions and ratios end in more questions? We need a spark towards understanding! Let’s discover the nuances together while checking out the new Illustrative Mathematics open education resource (OER) curriculum.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580470

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 Ellen Whitesides Kalisz

Ellen Whitesides Kalisz

Independent Consultant, World Bank, Harvard University


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

264: Guiding Students to Those Aha Moments Without the Ughh!
It’s not funny giving away the punch line of a joke before telling the joke. The same goes for teaching math. Come learn how to help students discover the “punch line” of a lesson through guided discovery activities. Ready-to-use handouts provided.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580472

Speakers
avatar for Ivan Cheng

Ivan Cheng

Professor, CSU Northridge
I am passionate about helping teachers be effective with ALL of their students through the use of guided discovery learning activities.



Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hilton-Tapestry

10:30am

265: Expressions and Equations: 3 Strategies to Spark Engagement
Come experience three activities that engage students in concept development and practice around expressions and equations: Poster Problems, a Blank Paper Lesson, and a Big Square Puzzle. Take-away lessons included.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580473

Speakers
avatar for Shelley Kriegler

Shelley Kriegler

President, Center for Mathematics and Teaching
Dr. Shelley Kriegler was a middle and high school math teacher for 20 years. She then joined the UCLA Mathematics Department as the Director of the Math Content Programs for Teachers where she created and taught courses for teachers who wanted to earn authorizations to teach middle... Read More →
CR

Cynthia Raff

Center for Mathematics and Teaching


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

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 →
LR

Laura Ruggles

Escondido Union School District


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

10:30am

267: Meaningful Teaching of Integers Expressions and Equations
Best ways to represent integers, expressions, and equations. Strategies for teaching these concepts meaningfully to students who are 2+ years behind.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580475

Speakers
GM

guillermo mendieta

pictorial mathematics


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

10:30am

270: STEM on a Shoestring
The integration of science, technology, engineering, and math empowers student learning today and employment tomorrow. Learn how to integrate powerful STEM lessons on a tight budget. Ready-for-Monday projects are included.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580476

Speakers
avatar for Brad Fulton

Brad Fulton

Teacher, Mistletoe STEM Institute
I have been in education for 37 years, and in math, science, and STEM instruction for 26. I have been presenting at national workshops and conferences since 1994.


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

10:30am

271: Deeper Understanding of NGSS in CCSS Math for Middle School
Next Generation Science Standards will soon be implemented. This session address how middle school science standards build engagement and context for mathematics. Participants experience science content to build mathematics context for learning.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580477

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Quan

Anthony Quan

Consultant III, STEM, Los Angeles COE
A firm believer that all students are capable of entering Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Fields. Students should all be given the opportunities, experiences, and tools to become successful. Teachers should all be given appropriate and practical professional development... Read More →



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

10:30am

272: Multiple Representations to Support Modeling
This workshop uses an open-eded exploration, The Birthday Cake Problem, to show the connections between multiple representations and Modeling with Mathematics.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580478

Speakers
avatar for Kyndall Brown

Kyndall Brown

Executive Director, California Mathematics Project



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

1:30pm

304: Classroom Technology: Keep it Simple Make it Meaningful!
How can we use technology more effectively in the classroom? Come get ideas for middle school math that will enhance learning. Examples that use Desmos, GeoGebra, and spreadsheets will be shared.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580502

Speakers
MG

Mark Goldstein

Vice President, Center for Mathematics and Teaching
avatar for Shelley Kriegler

Shelley Kriegler

President, Center for Mathematics and Teaching
Dr. Shelley Kriegler was a middle and high school math teacher for 20 years. She then joined the UCLA Mathematics Department as the Director of the Math Content Programs for Teachers where she created and taught courses for teachers who wanted to earn authorizations to teach middle... Read More →


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

1:30pm

360: Using Algebra Tiles to Spark Deeper Understanding
So you want your students to understand perimeter, area, integers, combining like terms, and more? Learn to use algebra tiles so your visual/kinesthetic learners, the majority of your students, will have a deep understanding of these topics.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580531

Moderators
GW

Glenda Wilkins

Regional Coordinator, Southern CA, CPM Educational Program
Using Algebra Tiles in your classroom will help all levels of students, from those who are way behind to those who are accelerated, truly understand math. I used them in my classroom to teach everything from working with integers to Completing the Square, and have done workshops... Read More →

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

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.
KW

Kelli Wasserman

Math Consultant, CSU San Bernardino



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

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

1:30pm

365: Creating a Puppy—A Transformational Geometry Activity
Participants will create designs, including a "puppy", on their graphing calculators using lists and statplot. They will then investigate what happens when different combinations of the positive and negative x-values and y-values are graphed.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580537

Speakers
avatar for Fred Decovsky

Fred Decovsky

Teachers Teaching with Technology



Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree B

3:30pm

460: Identifying & Creating Quality MS Tasks to Motivate Students
Participants will engage in middle school level tasks that motivate students and deepen understanding. We will explore the criteria for quality and effective tasks, as well as how to transform any problem into a quality task. Handouts included.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580589

Speakers
JO

Jannelle Olivier

Common Core Support Teachers, San Diego Unified School District


Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hard Rock-Woodstock One

3:30pm

461: Using Proportions as a Solid Foundation for Linear Functions
Proportional Reasoning is a critical focus of 7th grade. Come explore a lesson series created to spark a deeper understanding of proportionality. Guided inquiry. Multiple representations. Authentic experiences. Leave with an entire unit ready to use!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580587

Speakers
MA

Michelle Allen

Pomona Unified School District
JR

Johnny Reyes

Johnny Reyes, Pomona Unified School District



Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hard Rock-Woodstock Three

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

463: My Favorite Math Contest Problems
Problem solving is central at all levels of math. Carefully choosing the setting and content can make math fun and exciting too. Challenge your students with classic contest problems and discover solutions that enrich understanding.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580593

Speakers
DM

Dennis Mulhearn

Teacher (39 years) retired, Valley Stream NY Central HS District (retired)
Dennis Mulhearn, a 39 year math and computer teacher at Valley Stream NY Jr./Sr. High School, has taught every course and level from Math 7 through Advanced Algebra. Dennis taught math and computer summer programs for 25 years. He has moderated Computer and Chess Clubs, coached Computerletes... Read More →


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

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
AC

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

3:30pm

465: Growth Mindset in a Blended Learning Environment
Interventions only work if a student is willing to persevere. Students persevere when they care about the result and believe they can succeed. Learn how to establish an academic mindset, fuel grit, and instill resilience, leading to academic success!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580591

Speakers
JB

Janet Bales

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree E

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

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

561: Pattern Blocks: The Forgotten Tool In Middle School!
Join us for explorations in middle school geometric concepts! We will use pattern blocks to dig deeper into understanding relationships among angles, lines, and dilations. This session will include lesson plans for immediate implementation.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580631

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.
avatar for Jennifer Moffett

Jennifer Moffett

Math Consultant, Consultant
Jennifer Moffett began her career in education as a middle grades mathematics teacher in Yucaipa, CA. With a passion for mathematics and teaching, she is committed to helping teachers use strategies to make student learning achievable. Following her years in the classroom, Jen went... Read More →


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

8:30am

562: Connecting Student Ideas About Operating with Zero to Slope
Rich discussion requires links between teacher practice (Elicit and use evidence of student thinking) and students (Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others). Examine how to support student argument in the context of slope.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580650

Speakers
avatar for Virginia Bastable

Virginia Bastable

Mount Holyoke College, retired
I am an author of the Developing Mathematical Ideas Professional Development Materials now being published in new editions from NCTM. I am particularly interested in helping school system leaders learn to use the DMI materials to run seminars in their own sites. Recent work includes... Read More →


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

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
LM

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

565: Take Your Places
This powerful lesson enriches your students’ number sense and empowers their mathematical thinking. It will provide hours of classroom use and is highly adaptable to your students’ needs. Get the ready-for-Monday handout.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580635

Speakers
avatar for Brad Fulton

Brad Fulton

Teacher, Mistletoe STEM Institute
I have been in education for 37 years, and in math, science, and STEM instruction for 26. I have been presenting at national workshops and conferences since 1994.


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

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

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

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
KU

Kristin Umland

Illustrative Mathematics



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

10:30am

662: Who is Doing math?
Through video clips and a model lesson, we will share how we use a diagnostic teaching model to shift from teaching concepts to facilitating conceptualization. Participants will receive resources for this teaching model.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580685

Speakers
SC

Sunny Chin-Look

Instructional specialist K-8 Mathematics, Alhambra USD
AY

Anna Yu

teacher


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite D

10:30am

664: Screencasting and Accountability in a 1:1 or BYOD Classroom
Utilize free screencasting resources to extend student learning in a 1:1 or BYOD flipped classroom. Learn to integrate yours and students' screencasts with EDpuzzle to increase accountability.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580686

Speakers
IG

Ivette Gomez

Teacher, Middle School, Riverside Unified School District
avatar for Maddison Nolan

Maddison Nolan

Riverside USD



Saturday November 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree E

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

1:15pm

760: Fluency Founded on Number Sense
Fluency is deeper than “fast facts.” Help your students develop a flexibility with numbers built on conceptual understanding. Make depth, not speed the goal of problem solving through tasks and games that engage students’ mathematical reasoning.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580732

Speakers
VV

Vicki Vierra

K-12 Math Specialist, Ventura COE (retired)



Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Hard Rock-Palladium North

1:15pm

761: Math—When Will We Ever Use It?
High interest math investigations show students the importance of learning & understanding math. Students will need intuition, creative problem solving, and collaboration to find solutions. Will answer the question: “When will we ever use algebra?”

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580733

Speakers
avatar for Edward Zaccaro

Edward Zaccaro

Retired teacher/Author, Hickory Grove Press
Ed is a popular presenter at math, homeschool and gifted education conferences around the country and has approached gifted education as a parent, teacher, and school board member. His students will testify to his ability to make math fun and challenging for them as well as his unique... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Hilton-Horizon I

1:15pm

762: Evening the Playing Field Through Facts Fluency Development
Students lacking number sense? Learn how Number Talks develop fact fluency and number sense. Spark the confidence and ability to access grade level math at the full depth of the standards.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580734

Speakers
AK

Ann Kim

Community Roots Academy
avatar for Jane Noh

Jane Noh

Middle School Math Teacher, Community Roots Academy



Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Hilton-Horizon II

1:15pm

763: Revolutionize Your Class One Open-Ended Question at a Time
Wouldn't it be great to see ALL of your students asking each other great questions throughout a lesson? In this session, participants will dive into problems, as they find an innovative way to get their students to ask each other great questions.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580736

Speakers
avatar for Steven Krolikowski

Steven Krolikowski

Math Dept. Chair/PLC Lead/Teacher, Downey Unified School District
I have been teaching math for 23 years now. In the past 4 years, I have worked closely with the Smarter Balanced Consortium and the California Dept. of Education writing and reviewing problem-based resources. Currently, I am writing the 6th Grade Math Test-Prep book for Barron's... Read More →



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

1:15pm

764: THE PATCH “CORE” QUILT
Quilts are full of math. Learn to create quilts & extend them into multi-cognitive & multi-dimensional math problems that are hands on & use physical modeling, for geometry, proportional thinking, spatial reasoning, algebra, & conservation of numbers.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580735

Speakers
JN

James Nadler

Teacher, Lennox SD


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

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

1:15pm

767: Sparking Understanding Using Authentic Problem Solving
Incorporate rich, authentic problems into your math classroom in order to increase student engagement, motivation, autonomy, and depth of understanding. We will investigate resources for finding, creating, and assessing these rich problems.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580738

Speakers
avatar for Alexis Diaz

Alexis Diaz

Teacher - 3rd, Azusa Unified School District
avatar for Nancy Butler Wolf

Nancy Butler Wolf

Lecturer, Supervisor of Teacher Education, UC Riverside
I am a long-time math educator with interests in algebraic thinking and reasoning, mathematical modeling, curriculum development, technology and literature in the math classroom, and student motivation and engagement. I have my PhD in mathematics education, and my book, "Modeling... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree A

1:15pm

768: Designing OER Digitally Enhanced Lessons
Illustrative Mathematics, in partnership with the K–12 OER Collaborative, is writing a complete curriculum for grades 6–8 mathematics. Participants will learn about the design of digitally enhanced lessons embedded within the curriculum.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580739

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Nowak

Katherine Nowak

Illustrative Mathematics


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree E

3:15pm

860: 10 Challenging Problems and P-S Strategies to Solve Them
Because problem solving can be difficult, it is important for students to have a "tool-belt" of P-S strategies. You will leave session with many techniques that help all students be successful in math contests & tests—including the SAT & ACT.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580774

Speakers
avatar for Edward Zaccaro

Edward Zaccaro

Retired teacher/Author, Hickory Grove Press
Ed is a popular presenter at math, homeschool and gifted education conferences around the country and has approached gifted education as a parent, teacher, and school board member. His students will testify to his ability to make math fun and challenging for them as well as his unique... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Hilton-Horizon I

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

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

863: Shorten Your Scope and Sequence Without Sacrificing Content
This session will provide you with insights for layering content. While reviewing statistical reasoning, geometry, and ratios and proportions, we will look at classroom structures and lesson planning that lead to deeper understanding in less time.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580777

Speakers
avatar for J.J. Martinez

J.J. Martinez

Assistant Principal, Redlands East Valley High School
avatar for Tim Rochester

Tim Rochester

Math Instructional Coach, Redlands Unified School District
24 + years teaching math and science in middle school. 3rd year as a mathematics instructional coach for 2 middle schools in Redlands Unified School District. Taught math in a collaborative SAI classroom, honors math & science for 7th & 8th grades, taught math in a two year rotation... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
PSCC-Mesquite F