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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
 

8:30am

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.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580386

Speakers
avatar for Annie Fetter

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

3:30pm

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.

EVALUATION POLL CODE: 580545

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Peg Smith

Dr. Peg Smith

Professor Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh
Over the past two decades I have been developing research-based materials for use in the professional development of mathematics teachers. This includes "5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions" (Smith & Stein, 2011;2018) and "Taking Action: Implementing... Read More →



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