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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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G.I. 6–12 [clear filter]
Friday, November 4


100: Using Technology to Increase Conceptual Understanding in Algebra and Geometry
Many topics in algebra and geometry are difficult to address conceptually and tend to be taught procedurally. We’ll explore interactive applets that let students “notice and wonder,” talk about mathematical situations, and develop conceptual understandings of triangle properties, linear equations, systems of equations, and factoring trinomials.


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Annie Fetter

The Math Forum at NCTM
I'm the longest-tenured staff member of the Math Forum. I worked on the project that produced the first version of the Geometer's Sketchpad® dynamic mathematics software and was a consultant for Key Curriculum Press for many years. My current work focuses on the development of children's... Read More →

Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 9:59am
PSCC-Primrose A


400: Facilitating Meaningful Discourse in Mathematics Classroom
According to Principles to Action, mathematical discourse should: build on and honor students’ thinking; provide students with the opportunity to share ideas, clarify understandings, and develop convincing arguments; and advance the mathematical learning of the whole class. It has been argued that “discussions that focus on cognitively challenging mathematical tasks, namely those that promote thinking, reasoning, and problem solving, are a primary mechanism for promoting conceptual understanding of mathematics.“ During the session participants will: 1) watch a video clip and discuss what the teacher does to support her students engagement in and understanding of mathematics; 2) discuss how the video exemplifies the focal teaching practice; and 3) consider what can be learned from this example that could apply to teaching more broadly.


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Margaret Smith

Professor Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Margaret (Peg) Smith has had a career thoroughly dedicated to mathematics and furthering the knowledge of other educators. Dr. Smith has authored and co-authored nearly one hundred books and articles, impacting students and teachers of all levels. Having graduated from State University... Read More →

Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 4:59pm
PSCC-Primrose A