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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

180: Close Reading with Graphs
Using well-known controversial graphs on climate change, participants will use close reading techniques to dig deeper into data representations and misrepresentations.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580435

Speakers
KN

Kelly Nelson

Instructional Coach, Snowline Joint Unified School District



Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Palladium North

8:30am

181: Writing Activities That Help Deepen Student Understanding
Seven specific levels of note-taking and writing activities will be presented. The activities are non-reflective and have been refined over the past 3 decades. Help your students write sophisticated, eloquent sentences about their work!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580436

Speakers
DR

Dr. Robert Gerver

North Shore Schools (retired)


Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Palladium South

8:30am

182: Using Proofs in AP Calc to Spark Engagement & Understanding
Attendees will learn to introduce an idea through a central question, motivate with context, prove the result, then apply it. This workshop teaches how to nudge conversations with inquiry to generate understanding. Handouts will include all proofs.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580437

Speakers
BF

Brent Ferguson

The Lawrenceville School
Ask me for a copy of my compilation of favorite mathy books. I'll have plenty with me throughout the weekend. : )I've taught for 20+ years in all HS course levels, in public and private, East coast and west, all-boys and coed. I now teach lots of Calculus and grade AP exams in June...it's... Read More →



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

8:30am

183: 5 Fantastic Activities for Stats
Great activities for CC and AP Stats. This interactive session will provide participants with classroom-ready materials. These activities are engaging and ensure that students have a deeper understanding of statistical ideas.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580438

Speakers
avatar for Jared Derksen

Jared Derksen

Teacher Specialist, Mathematics, Chaffey JUHSD



Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Hard Rock-Roxy One

8:30am

184: Conceptual to Procedural: Reversing Your Ideas of Inverse
What are the underlying concepts related to inverses? How can we link the conceptual to the procedural so strongly that if a student didn’t remember the procedure they could come up with it because they know the concept so well?

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580439

Speakers
BK

Barbara Kuehl

author and consultant, Mathematics Vision Project
JS

Janet Sutorius

Author & consultant, Mathematics Vision Project


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

8:30am

185: Deepening Algebraic Thinking and Understanding
Learn strategies to help students make coherent connections and deepen their conceptual understanding. Hand-outs will be provided that teachers can use to help students retain the concepts and skills to improve their mathematical growth mindset.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580441

Speakers
AR

Al Rabanera

Fullerton Joint Union High School District
AT

Armandina Turner

Fullerton Joint Union High School District



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

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

187: Sparking the SMPs—Make Sense Reason and Model
From manipulatives to algebra, geometry, and technology—explore rich problems from math history and data collection activities designed to help students engage in the Standards for Mathematical Practice and make math/science connections.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580443

Speakers
BG

Betty Gasque

Mathematics Consultant, Retired Mathematics Teacher, Mathematics Consultant


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

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

280: Advanced Algebra with Finance: A 3rd-4th Year Math Option
A full-year course on auto insurance, mortgages, banking, credit, taxes, home ownership, budgeting, retirement and investing incorporates algebra 2, trig, stat, probability, matrices, logs, geometry, and precalculus.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580479

Speakers
DR

Dr. Robert Gerver

North Shore Schools (retired)


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

10:30am

281: AP Calculus—My Favorite Class!
Participants get motivational strategies for success in AP Calculus, review tips & tricks on building a successful AP program, explore ways to make their program and class exciting, and learn strategies to help ensure student success on the AP exam.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580482

Speakers
avatar for Howard Alcosser

Howard Alcosser

Diamond Bar HS
Using my experience as an College Board AP Calculus Consultant and a Diamond Bar High School teacher, participants will gain strategies for better student engagement and a deeper understanding through motivation, multiple representations, and other instructional models leading them... Read More →



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

10:30am

282: Be Careful What You Ask For! Questioning for Understanding
Conversations for learning are crucial for developing understanding. This session will outline the types of questions teachers can pose to tease out rich classroom discussions that lead to deeper understanding and procedural fluency.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580480

Speakers
BK

Barbara Kuehl

author and consultant, Mathematics Vision Project
JS

Janet Sutorius

Author & consultant, Mathematics Vision Project


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

10:30am

283: Increasing Access to AP Calculus with Vertical Planning
We have designed a two-year scenario-based curriculum that has helped double AP Calculus enrollment at our school. We will share tasks and strategies that build conceptual understanding and confidence in students long before they get to Calculus.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580481

Speakers
avatar for Nate Goza

Nate Goza

Teacher, Math for America Los Angeles
avatar for Liem Tran

Liem Tran

Nate's Special Friend, Math for America Los Angeles
I'm a high school teacher in South Los Angeles. I am a Math for America Master Teacher Fellow. And I am a new father.



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

10:30am

284: AP Calculus: Connecting and Developing Math Practices
College Board recently updated the AP Calculus courses, which debut in 2016. The workshop will focus on how the Mathematical Practices for AP Calculus connect to exam items and how teachers can support students in the development of these Practices.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580483

Speakers
GB

Gail Burrill

Michigan State Univ
BH

Benjamin Hedrick

College Board


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

10:30am

285: The Struggle is Real (World)
This session aims to spark deeper understanding of Precalculus & Calculus concepts by encouraging students to struggle with imperfect real data so they may connect concepts with current events topics, many of which they read about on social media.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580484

Speakers
avatar for Paul Battaglia

Paul Battaglia

Teacher, Manasquan Public Schools
I am an avid triathlete, Penn State alum, former private industry employee and CEO of a Non-Profit - Squanathon.



Friday November 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
PSCC-Smoke Tree A

10:30am

286: Promoting Productive Struggle Through Proofs in Geometry
We’ll explore multiple strategies that empower students to independently solve geometry proof problems. Pilot teachers using CanFigureIt Geometry in their classes will share insights on how they supported students' individual needs.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580485

Speakers
ND

Natasha Desai

CanFigureIt Geometry


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

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
MB

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

380: Making Sense of Inference for Sampling and Experiments
In this session, we will examine the issues that make confidence intervals and significance tests so difficult for students. Then we’ll discuss strategies to help spark students’ deeper understanding of inference questions on the AP Statistics exam.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580536

Speakers
avatar for Daren Starnes

Daren Starnes

Math Department Chair, The Lawrenceville School
The Lawrenceville School



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

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
DC

Diana Ceja

Riverside County Office of Education
LM

Lilian Metlitzky

Cal Poly Pomona


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

1:30pm

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

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580539

Speakers
JO

Jannelle Olivier

Common Core Support Teachers, San Diego Unified School District


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

1:30pm

383: Digging Into Mathematical Modeling (Insect Classification)
We will look deeply at a single mathematical modeling challenge. Different student approaches will be considered as participants experience the cycle of modeling. Basic data analysis is used to distinguish two species of biting insects.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580538

Speakers
avatar for Dan Teague

Dan Teague

Instructor of Mathematics, NC School of Science and Mathematics
I have been an Instructor of Mathematics at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics since 1982, and have taught mathematical modeling at NCSSM since 1986. I am currently a member of the Board of Directors of NCTM and previously served on the Board of Governors of the... Read More →


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

1:30pm

384: Exciting and Valuable Assessments
Experience summative assessments that reveal more about what your students are thinking. Leave with ideas on how to adapt your own assessments. Little changes can reveal huge insights.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580540

Speakers
avatar for Anaïs Arteaga

Anaïs Arteaga

Master Teacher Fellow, Math for America LA
I devoted the first ten years of my teaching career to becoming great at formative assessment. I dreaded the summative assessment because I already knew exactly how my students would perform and, worse, I did not want to spend time "grading." Now, with my colleague, Meghan McGovern... Read More →
avatar for Meghan McGovern-Garcia

Meghan McGovern-Garcia

Master Teacher Fellow, Math for America LA



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

1:30pm

385: Intuition to Formal Math: Engaging Contexts Spark Learning
Engaging students with interesting contextualized problems provides experiences leading to conceptual understanding, and deep understanding of formal mathematical ideas. Experience classroom activities in algebra and statistics that do just that!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580542

Speakers
avatar for Jim Short

Jim Short

Math Coordinator, Ventura County Office of Education



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

1:30pm

387: Getting High School Students to Communicate Mathematically
Geometry & Algebra 2 teachers will take a deeper look at communicating reasoning. Come to this interactive session to take away a variety of strategies to incorporate communication into your instruction & assessments.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580544

Speakers
avatar for Katie DeGraffenreid

Katie DeGraffenreid

Secondary Math TOSA, PYLUSD
MS

Megan Scott

HS Math Teacher, PYLUSD



Friday November 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance-Sierra

3:30pm

480: Mastering AP Statistics Multiple-Choice Questions
The multiple-choice section of the AP Statistics exam counts for 50% of a student’s score. In this session, we’ll explore strategies and resources that can help spark students’ deeper understanding of multiple-choice questions.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580592

Speakers
avatar for Daren Starnes

Daren Starnes

Math Department Chair, The Lawrenceville School
The Lawrenceville School



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

3:30pm

482: Using Algebra Tiles to Spark Deeper Understanding
Help your students develop a deeper understanding of solving equations, systems of equations, multiplying and factoring polynomials, and "completing the square." Do this by using algebra tiles, particularly for your visual/kinesthetic learners.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580594

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 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hard Rock-Woodstock Two

3:30pm

483: Stretching the Truth and Shifting the Blame
An important standard in the Function Strand is Building Functions from Existing Functions. We will share a series of scenario-based tasks that promote conceptual understanding of Function Transformation.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580596

Speakers
avatar for Nate Goza

Nate Goza

Teacher, Math for America Los Angeles
avatar for Liem Tran

Liem Tran

Nate's Special Friend, Math for America Los Angeles
I'm a high school teacher in South Los Angeles. I am a Math for America Master Teacher Fellow. And I am a new father.



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

3:30pm

484: Look Who's Talking! Mathematics Discourse in the Classroom
Go beyond checking for understanding! Participate in several student interaction strategies that promote student discourse and provide students with deeper understanding. Walk away with something that can be immediately implemented in the classroom.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580597

Speakers
avatar for Esmeralda Orozco

Esmeralda Orozco

Math Teacher/Curriculum Specialist, Bonita Vista HS



Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PSCC-Mesquite F

3:30pm

485: The Struggle is Real (World)
This session aims to spark deeper understanding of Precalculus & Calculus concepts by encouraging students to struggle with imperfect real data so they may connect concepts with current events topics, many of which they read about on social media.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580599

Speakers
avatar for Paul Battaglia

Paul Battaglia

Teacher, Manasquan Public Schools
I am an avid triathlete, Penn State alum, former private industry employee and CEO of a Non-Profit - Squanathon.



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

3:30pm

486: Toward Deeper Understanding of Exponential Functions
Come experience investigations with exponential functions. We will do some kinesthetic activities that will help your students develop a deeper understanding of exponential growth and decay, activities to which high school students can relate.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580598

Speakers
avatar for Staci Shackelford

Staci Shackelford

Math Teacher, Whittier Union High School District
I am a National Board Certified Teacher with 20 plus years experience teaching high school mathematics. I love using cooperative groups daily with my students and strongly believe all students can succeed in math.


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

3:30pm

487: Upgrade Your Card Sorts
Card sorts help students compare, contrast, and group mathematical structures. In this session we'll learn how to use a free digital card sort to promote discussion and give feedback in ways that are impossible with paper card sorts.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580600

Speakers
avatar for Shelley Carranza

Shelley Carranza

Teacher, Desmos



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

3:30pm

489: Algebra & Functions: Look for Structure & Repeated Reasoning
Through problem-solving activities that spark deeper understanding, we will explore Standards for Mathematical Practice 7 & 8 in the context of some interesting CCSSM algebra and function standards and tasks. Coherence will be emphasized.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580601

Speakers
AC

Anne Cawley

U of Michigan
JC

Joshua Chesler

CSU Long Beach



Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance-Sierra

3:30pm

490: Use Innovative Feedback! Spark Relationship & Understanding
Come learn about the letters JCNPiI and CRE...and how they have helped empower math students to become connected to their teacher, to each other, and to a deeper relationship with mathematics as increasingly self-regulating learners in community.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580602

Speakers
BF

Brent Ferguson

The Lawrenceville School
Ask me for a copy of my compilation of favorite mathy books. I'll have plenty with me throughout the weekend. : )I've taught for 20+ years in all HS course levels, in public and private, East coast and west, all-boys and coed. I now teach lots of Calculus and grade AP exams in June...it's... Read More →



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

8:30am

580: AP Stats 2016 Walk Thru
Let's take a careful look at all six problems from last May's exam, guided by an experienced AP grader. We will examine sample student papers and learning points from the rubrics.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580636

Speakers
avatar for Jared Derksen

Jared Derksen

Teacher Specialist, Mathematics, Chaffey JUHSD



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

8:30am

581: Discrete Math Modeling: Learn Understand and Use!
Modeling can be scary. Rich problems are rare. Here are some ideas for very real problems and projects from discrete math. Most topics can be easily self-taught, some of the problems are scary-good, and they even meet CCSSM-C! A great field leveler.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580637

Speakers
avatar for Chuck Biehl

Chuck Biehl

L Charles (Chuck) Biehl
I'm all about mathematical modeling, and all about bringing discrete mathematics into the mainstream curriculum. Come and hear all about both. Please feel free to bring a browser-equipped device to surf for support during the talk. This is not a lecture. If you have any questions... Read More →



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

8:30am

582: Understanding Algebraic Functions—Going Deeper
Come experience activities to lead students to a deeper understanding of functions. Participate in a human graph to explore functions (domain, range, and asymptotes), and in other activities to modify linear, quadratic, and exponential functions.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580638

Speakers
avatar for Brenda Romanek

Brenda Romanek

Retired teacher


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

8:30am

583: Making Sense of Statistics in Algebra 2
Participants will engage in activities and discussion around different ways students can connect with statistics, especially in vocabulary and the interpretation of data and their measures of spread. Ready-for-use resources will be provided.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580643

Speakers
JC

Jacob Castaneda

Synergy Academies
AO

Akonam Okoye

Synergy Academies


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

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
AB

Allan Bellman

University of Mississippi


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

8:30am

585: Digging Into Mathematical Modeling (Insect Classification)
We will look deeply at a single mathematical modeling challenge. Different student approaches will be considered as participants experience the cycle of modeling. Basic data analysis is used to distinguish two species of biting insects.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580640

Speakers
avatar for Dan Teague

Dan Teague

Instructor of Mathematics, NC School of Science and Mathematics
I have been an Instructor of Mathematics at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics since 1982, and have taught mathematical modeling at NCSSM since 1986. I am currently a member of the Board of Directors of NCTM and previously served on the Board of Governors of the... Read More →


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

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
BT

Blue Taylor

Blue Engine


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

8:30am

587: It's Not About Answers—Mistakes Deepen Student Understanding
Student understanding can benefit from mistakes in the classroom, using connections to growth mindset, brain research, questioning. Challenging math tasks allowing entry for all levels of math will be used to demonstrate using mistakes for learning.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580642

Speakers
avatar for Valerie Henderson

Valerie Henderson

Secondary Math Teacher Specialist, Glendale Unified School District
avatar for Micki Newland

Micki Newland

Secondary Math Teacher Specialist, Glendale Unified School District
I am currently serving as the project director of a math and science grant. In any spare time at the Professional Development Office, I get to help write Common Core Secondary Math curriculum.



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

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

590: Modeling Mathematics in Algebra
Participants will engage in a variety of activities where modeling is the focus. Participants will discuss how multiple representations help to create well-rounded math models. Content will be focused around topics in Algebra 1 or Integrated Math 1.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580646

Speakers
KM

Katie Martinez

Math Teacher/Department Chair, La Costa Canyon HS


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
PSCC-Smoke Tree B

8:30am

591: Enhancing Algebra and Geometry: Transformations in Geogebra
We share and engage the audience in GeoGebra (GG) activities that develop geometric & algebraic connections, & mathematical practices. Learn basic GG instructions to perform geometric transformations on points, graphs, & shapes. BYOD with GeoGebra.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580647

Speakers

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

8:30am

592: Statistics in Int 3: Be Random & Normal...w/ Margin for Error
Demystify the CCSS for Statistics in Integrated 3/Alg 2. We will deepen understanding of randomness in different settings, normal curves, and simulations to get a feel for margin of error through activities. Scaffolded handouts will be provided.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580648

Speakers
avatar for Renee Kollar-Bachman

Renee Kollar-Bachman

Teacher/Dept Chair, Vista Unified School District
I am a math and drama geek. I have taught AP Stats for a long time and have been part of the AP Reading for 8 years. I'm also an Integrated 1 teacher. In my spare time, I teach dance, choreograph all our musicals and watch San Diego Padres games with my family.
avatar for Tina Shinsato

Tina Shinsato

Math Teacher, Rancho Buena Vista HS
Talk to me about your favorite places to kayak, hike, and bike in the Sierras...and where we're going for lunch.



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

10:29am

682: Doing vs. Listening: Experience the Magic of Cards with Math
We all know that we must get the students engaged to spark a deeper understanding. Come and experience how the fun of discovering the mathematics behind card tricks is engaging, addicting, and mathematically rewarding.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580689

Speakers
CC

Cherlyn Converse

Professor, CSU Fullerton
BC

Bianca Converse

CSU Fullerton


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:29am - 11:59am
Hilton-Plaza B

10:29am

683: Spy Listening Device and Meaningful Parabolas
How can a spy listening device or parabolic solar cooker be used to bring meaning to parabolas and quadratics? Our investigation will incorporate geometric transformations, proof, and the distance formula. We will use GeoGebra to generalize results.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580690

Speakers
BG

Bruce Grip

Consultant, California Mathematics Council
Mathematical modeling Integrated HS Mathematics Curriculum Volunteer for CMC-South


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:29am - 11:59am
Hilton-Plaza D

10:29am

684: Create Deep Understanding of Trig with the Unit Circle
In this session, we will explore an alternative way to introduce trigonometry in Geometry by using the Unit Circle. We will look at current research and a history of teaching trig to create a deeper understanding of trigonometry for students.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580691

Speakers
avatar for Jon Southam

Jon Southam

Sonoma Valley Unified
Math, Music, and Computers


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:29am - 11:59am
PSCC-Mesquite B

10:29am

686: Tech Skills for Student Success on the AP Calculus Exam
AP Calculus is a course that requires a variety of technology resources for student visualization and exploration. This session explores calculator-active AP Calculus questions and TI-Nspire user skills to complete them.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580693

Speakers
avatar for Veronica Carlson

Veronica Carlson

Math Teacher, Glendale UHSD
avatar for Kim Thomas

Kim Thomas

Math Teacher and Title I Coordinator, Moon Valley HS/Glendale UHSD
I am a high school math teacher in Arizona, an AYA Math NBCT, and a T3 National Instructor. I am passionate about teaching with technology to promote student understanding and exploration of mathematics.



Saturday November 5, 2016 10:29am - 11:59am
PSCC-Smoke Tree B

10:30am

680: Sparking Deeper Understanding with Simulations in Statistics
Simulations allow students to understand the logic of statistical inference without high-level formulas. In this session we'll explore strategies to engage students with physical simulations that lead to simulations with (free!) technology.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580687

Speakers
avatar for Jason Molesky

Jason Molesky

Apple Education Development Executive, Lakeville Area Public Schools
My goal? Simple...To facilitate change in the educational system through dynamic leadership, engaging professional development, innovative resource development, and a commitment to the continuous improvement process. My description? Simple...turbonerd & datageek.
avatar for Douglas Tyson

Douglas Tyson

Teacher, Central York SD
I'm a former Mathematics teacher who is now a Statistics teacher. Teaching Statistics is my passion, but I also like growing tomatoes, making snow, and scuba diving. Jelly Belly jelly beans are my Kryptonite.



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

10:30am

681: Discrete Math Modeling: Learn Understand and Use!
Modeling can be scary. Rich problems are rare. Here are some ideas for very real problems and projects from discrete math. Most topics can be easily self-taught, some of the problems are scary-good, and they even meet CCSSM-C! A great field leveler.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580688

Speakers
avatar for Chuck Biehl

Chuck Biehl

L Charles (Chuck) Biehl
I'm all about mathematical modeling, and all about bringing discrete mathematics into the mainstream curriculum. Come and hear all about both. Please feel free to bring a browser-equipped device to surf for support during the talk. This is not a lecture. If you have any questions... Read More →



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

10:30am

685: Cafe Patternea: a Project-Based Introduction to Algebra
Experience a differentiated project we use to motivate algebraic thinking. Students choose and describe visual patterns with multiple representations. Dissonance created by different-looking equivalent expressions motivates skills. You will do math!

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580692

Speakers
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Carolyn Gray

The Nueva School
avatar for Avery Pickford

Avery Pickford

Math Teacher, Lick-Wilmerding HS
The way I teach math != the way I was taught math. This is my Nth year teaching, but I haven't come close to "figuring it all out." I try to get my students to do as much of the thinking as possible, and I am particularly interested in the teaching and learning of mathematical habits... Read More →



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

10:30am

687: AP CS Principles: Improving STEM Diversity and Understanding
CS Principles is designed to expand computer science to more campuses, to be inclusive, and to promote creativity, computational and algorithmic thinking. Come and experience lessons from CS Principles curriculum and learn what it takes to teach it.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580694

Speakers
avatar for Myra Deister

Myra Deister

Math and CS Teacher, Sunny Hills High School
Myra Deister is a passionate educator with over 30 years experience teaching mathematics and computer science at the secondary level. She infuses innovative uses of technology into her classes and assists her colleagues with technology use. She is a member of the CUE board, ILC and... Read More →



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

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

1:15pm

781: Well-Designed Collaborative Groups+Modeling=Math Practices
Come select a modeling problem from a list of three; work with a group based on anticipated problem solving approach; monitor progress. Discuss how this approach builds an environment where sense making, strong discussion, and perseverance thrives.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580740

Speakers
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Allan Bellman

University of Mississippi


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

1:15pm

782: Trigonometry and the Ferris Wheel
This study of the motion of a ferris wheel provide a deeper understanding into amplitude, period, and phase shift, as well as compound motion. Classroom handouts will be provided.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580742

Speakers
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Alan Ladner

Antelope Valley HSD


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

1:15pm

784: Interactive Review Games That Ignite the Spark
Reviewing for a summative assessment does not have to be the mundane "chapter review." The day before "test day" can be an opportunity for students to showcase their ability through my review games. Materials for implementation will be available.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580744

Speakers
avatar for Randall Hoffman

Randall Hoffman

Math Teacher, Saddleback Valley USD
I have been teaching Math for 40+ years. I enjoy all sports and participate in Volleyball, Tennis, and just recently Pickleball. My hobbies include watercolors (see pic background), backgammon, poker and chess.


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

1:15pm

785: Use Statistics to Understand the World Around You
Engage in a lesson that promotes classroom discussion using statistics to analyze city demographics. Then dig deeper into statistics as we work through topics on causation and correlation. Resources from the UCLA Curtis Center summer institute given.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580745

Speakers
avatar for Elyse McVerry

Elyse McVerry

High School Instructional Coach, Saddleback Valley USD
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Michael Nakamaye

Professor of Mathematics, University of New Mexico


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

3:15pm

880: What If? Structured Questioning for Understanding
Structured questioning can develop conceptual understanding and enhance communications skills in AP and CCSS Statistics. Utilizing an inferential questioning format for activities and assessments deepens understanding in any mathematics classroom.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580785

Speakers
avatar for Jason Molesky

Jason Molesky

Apple Education Development Executive, Lakeville Area Public Schools
My goal? Simple...To facilitate change in the educational system through dynamic leadership, engaging professional development, innovative resource development, and a commitment to the continuous improvement process. My description? Simple...turbonerd & datageek.
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Douglas Tyson

Teacher, Central York SD
I'm a former Mathematics teacher who is now a Statistics teacher. Teaching Statistics is my passion, but I also like growing tomatoes, making snow, and scuba diving. Jelly Belly jelly beans are my Kryptonite.


Saturday November 5, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Hilton-Palm Canyon

3:15pm

883: Fostering High School Teachers' Changes in Practice
Join a discussion of how administrators and coaches/teacher leaders can work together to support high school teachers to shift their instructional practices so that all students are able to meet the demands of the new California math standards.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580784

Speakers
CA

Cyndia Acker-Ramirez

Culver City Unified School District
avatar for Lisa Michel

Lisa Michel

Culver City Unified School District


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

3:15pm

885: Empowering and Creating Mathematicians
I will share ideas on how to teach students to take ownership of their learning in a math classroom through student reflections and classroom activities.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580782

Speakers
avatar for Maya Maroun

Maya Maroun

Teacher, West Covina High School


CMC 2016 gslides

Saturday November 5, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
PSCC-Primrose C

3:15pm

887: Creating Connections for Struggling Learners of Algebra
Having difficultly creating logical connections for struggling students in Algebra? Come and learn how to use consistent strategies with students to connect linear, quadratic, and exponential functions.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580780

Speakers
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Al Rabanera

Fullerton Joint Union High School District
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Armandina Turner

Fullerton Joint Union High School District


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

3:15pm

890: Developing an Understanding of Sampling Variability
Understanding sampling variability is critical to understanding statistical inference, but is often first introduced late in the course. This session considers activities that introduce the concept early and revisit it at various points in the course.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580781

Speakers
avatar for Roxy Peck

Roxy Peck

Cal Poly



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