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Welcome to the 55th Annual CMC-South Conference in fabulous Palm Springs!

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Saturday, October 25


501 - Erase Math Failure Through Mindset & Multi-dimensional Math PasadenaJo Boaler 506 - Developing a Lens of Structure to Build Mathematical Meaning SierraCasey Hawthorne • Beth Rackliffe 520 - Multi-Step Problem Solving: Setting the Stage CactusValerie Henry 530 - Warm-up Activities Inspired by CGI Practices Mesquite DMonica Acosta • Noelani Morris 531 - Rhythm of Math Smoke Tree CLew Douglas 532 - Building Foundations: Conceptual Division Smoke Tree ERussell Geisner • Ashley McCullough 535 - Get Students Arguing in Class with Number Sense Activities CatalinaAndrew Stadel 538 - A “Hands On” Approach to the Distributive Property Palm CanyonDavid Chamberlain 536 - Area - Where Can I Find Great Problems? Plaza BDennis Mulhearn 537 - starters & stumpers to keep minds in motion Primrose BCook Marcy 540 - promoting mathematical practices through student discourse Primrose DBrad Fulton 539 - Improving reasoning through Written Performance Assessments Mesquite CJohn Woodward 541 - Promoting Students’ Understanding of The Nature of Math Palladium SouthRong-Ji Chen 542 - Increasing Student Competence through Mathematical Modeling Mesquite ELisa Maggiore • Nancy Butler Wolf 544 - CCSS Middle School Proportional Reasoning: it’s a big deal! RoxyMark Goldstein • Cynthia Raff 546 - Using Bivariate Data to Problem Solve & Create Explanations Plaza CDavid Harris • Susan Zwiep 547 - Developing Algebraic Reasoning from Quantitative Reasoning Plaza DGenevieve Esmende • Osvaldo Soto 548 - Soar With Common Core Math Fun (Grades 6 – 11) Woodstock OneMichael Hattar • Viken "Vik" Hovsepian 551 - Getting Students to Talk Confidently (about Math!) Palladium NorthKathleen Strange 552 - Desmos: Infinite graphing power on every device. For free. Mesquite FMichael Fenton 553 - Building Mathematicians Through Rich Experiences Mojave Lrng CtrVanessa Cerrahoglu • Jeremy Hansuvadha 560 - A Crash Course in Stats Concepts in Integrated 1/Algebra 1 AndreasRenee Kollar-Bachman • Tina Shinsato 561 - Who, Me, i am going to teach statistics in algebra 1 and 2? Smoke Tree ARobin Levine-Wissing • Rhoda McInerney 562 - Persevering through Algebra 1 and Geometry Problems Smoke Tree BKatie Martinez 563 - Problems that Motivate Students & Necessitate Geom Concepts Plaza ASuzie Fore • Jannelle Olivier 570 - Transitioning to CCSS in Your Algebra Classroom Mesquite BKasey Grant • Al Rabanera 571 - The Pressure of Hitting Two Birds with One Stone Chino ALeann Iacuone • Elizabeth Wilson Ludy 594 - A Statistics project with Geogebra Smoke Tree FTuyetdong Phan-Yamada • Walter Yamada 550 - Algebra In Disguise: That’s Magic Chino BBianca Converse • Cherlyn Converse 565 - Dynamic Algebra Building Competent Confident Problem Solvers Pueblo AChris Mackenzie 510 - LET'S EXPLORE THE COMMON CORE WITH MATH ON THE FLOOR! Mesquite GWendy Hill (The Learning Carpet) 512 - Using Language to Develop Addition and Subtraction Concepts Roxy TwoRosemary Irons 513 - Increase Mastery of Addition and Subtraction VenturaMary Peterson 514 - Number Sense Routines that Support the SMPs Pueblo BMelissa Canham 507 - CCS Problem Solving for English Learners – It is Possible! Woodstock TwoElmano Costa 508 - leverage the mathematical Practices to build perseverance Primrose AMatt Larson 509 - Building Better Blends Mesquite HMyeisha Phillips • Erich Zeller 505 - Learn How To Integrate Filmmaking and Mathematics Santa RosaJohn J. Gaines • Rogelio Villasano Jr. 522 - Problem Solving Using Reasoning and Communication Roxy OneMelanie Maxwell • Stephen Sher 533 - Fibonacci in Natural Sciences, a STEM activity. San JacintoJorge Garcia 543 - Number line math for middle years Primrose CJohn Felling 599 - Introduction to Bridges in Mathematics K-5 Mesquite APia Hansen • Rick Ludeman


604 - Teaching Fractions in an Era of CCSS: Equal Sharing Tasks Mesquite DBill Ricketts 601 - offering a thought-provoking experience through math Primrose BPresident Edward Burger 603 - Number Talks in High School: Shifting the Classroom Culture Primrose ACathy Humphreys 620 - Using the iPad in Math to Increase problem solving skills VenturaMary Peterson 621 - Mental Math Means Mastering Number Facts and Much More Palladium SouthRosemary Irons 680 - Modeling the Suez Canal: A $Million System of Equations Roxy OneDan Teague 630 - THE PATCH “CORE” QUILT AndreasJames Nadler 631 - Inquiry in Mathematics Woodstock OneJoan Commons 632 - Getting to the Core of Solving Problems Smoke Tree ENicholas Restivo 640 - because you're mine, I dance the line Palm CanyonMarie LaCassa • Sean Yee 641 - What’s new in CCSS middle school proportional reasoning? RoxyMark Goldstein • Cynthia Raff 642 - Restoring Order to Permutations and Combinations Mesquite HSarah Anderson • Patrick Kimani 643 - Problem Solving in the RP Domain Using a Double Number Line Mesquite EJudy Keeney • Jennifer Moffett 644 - NASA Smart skies: problem solving in air traffic control Smoke Tree DRebecca Green 645 - Pizza & Patterns: Student-Developed Slope/Intercept Concepts Woodstock TwoIlene Foster • Wayne Snyder 646 - Using Google Forms for Quick Formative Assessments Mesquite DRachel Lasek 647 - TI Navigator system--The right tool for the job Smoke Tree ANaomi Fried-Kokason • Tania Lopez- Hipple 648 - Using Digital Storytelling to Bring California CCSM to Life CatalinaStephanie Castleberry • Bryan Portnoy 649 - Quantitative Problem Solving: the Parametric Approach Mojave Lrng CtrManuel Chavez 650 - Building Structures That Guide Student Sense-Making Plaza BJavier Garcia 651 - Getting Students to Talk Confidently (about Math!) Palladium NorthKathleen Strange 652 - Lots of Squares: An example from the Digital Library Mesquite CSean Nank • Tiffany Obrien 660 - Hands-On Strategies for Transformational Geometry San JacintoJulie Joseph 661 - Who, Me, i am going to teach statistics in algebra 1 and 2? Smoke Tree BRobin Levine-Wissing • Rhoda McInerney 663 - Preparing for New CCSSM Geometry Standards Plaza DFrances Henderson • Osvaldo Soto 670 - Crocodiles, Logs and the Mathematical Practice Standards Primrose CGail Burrill 672 - Creating quality Common Core assessments and activities Chino BSarah Jensen 696 - Implementing CCSS for HS students starting the CC experience TapestryKristine Cunningham • Jeanette Scott 665 - Dynamic Algebra Building Competent Confident Problem Solvers Pueblo AChris Mackenzie 610 - Be Precise: Link Addition and Subtraction CactusRob Nickerson 611 - Problem Solving in the Primary Grades Mesquite FGohar Hamo • Matthieu Hamo 612 - Empowering Teachers to Transform Numeracy Chino AVicki Breneman 613 - CGI and the Common Core Pueblo BKim Morchower 614 - Engineering in the Elementary Santa RosaJohn J. Gaines • Rogelio Villasano Jr. 616 - Teaching English Language Learners through Rich Math Tasks Smoke Tree CGlenn Kenyon • Noam Szoke 615 - Mathematical Practice Standards in Action Mesquite GAnn Trescott 697 - Dissecting the SBAC Assessments Plaza AStephen Batman 671 - Problem solving with π Smoke Tree FKellie Evans • Kyle Ramstad 699 - Differentiated Implementation of the Problem Based Task Mesquite ARebecca Johnson


701 - Fake-World Math: Math Modeling Gone Wrong & Getting It Right Primrose BDan Meyer 720 - Building measurement tools to build understanding San JacintoJulie Joseph 795 - Teaching Sampling and Experiments IN AP Statistics Palm CanyonJason Molesky • Douglas Tyson 790 - Learning Calculus through explorations Mesquite EMimi Yang 722 - Setting the Stage for MP3; Making Discourse Safe for ELs VenturaJulie McNamara • Morri Spang 723 - “Talk To Learn” Key Concepts & Academic Language Santa RosaDebra Coggins 730 - FUN MATH GAMES THAT BUILDS CONFIDENT PROBLEM SOLVERS Palladium NorthMary Curry 732 - Building a Community of Learners Through Problem Solving Mesquite FHeidi Butkus • Judy Devens-Seligman 733 - Be Strategic: Tools for Multiplication and Division Mesquite HRob Nickerson 734 - fractions for fun---not fear! Primrose ACook Marcy 735 - Making Sense of Fractions and Operations with Fractions Smoke Tree ABarbara Schallau 736 - • Into the Core: Rigorous Tasks for All Plaza BMaria Tere Hirsch 737 - Literacy and the CCSSM: Reading & Writing for Understanding Smoke Tree EDavid Pugalee 739 - Unraveling the Mysteries of Geometry by Building a Box Chino ANicholas Restivo 740 - Improving reasoning through Written Performance Assessments Mesquite CJohn Woodward 741 - Engaging Students in CCSMP 1: What Does the Teacher Do? Pueblo AIris Riggs • Laura Wallace 742 - Problems to Exploit Seeing Structure & Generalization Plaza CJoanne Rossi Becker 743 - Catch the One That Got Away – Transforming Math Haters RoxyJason Chamberlain • Mike Chamberlain 744 - CCSS, Ratios and Proportions: Implications for Our Teaching Primrose CGail Burrill 746 - Transformulas: simplifying relationships with hi & lo tech SierraJedidiah Butler 748 - The Creepy Roller Coaster Ride: Building A Common Core Unit Woodstock TwoChris Shore 750 - Problems that Motivate Students&Necessitate Algebra Concepts Plaza ASuzie Fore • Jannelle Olivier 752 - Do the Math: Like Your Life Depends On It Roxy TwoJohn Berray • Jennifer North Morris 760 - 14 Ways to PROBLEM SOLVE Like A Mathematician Mojave Lrng CtrJillian Riehl 761 - Use elbow-grease: build air-duct elbows using constructions Chino BClaudia Maness 762 - How well do my students know the algebra they need to know? Smoke Tree BJudith Kysh 763 - Transforming How We Make Sense of Congruence and Similarity Roxy OneJennifer Wilson 766 - Yawning is Contagious? Testing for differences in Algebra 2 CatalinaJared Derksen 770 - Standards for Mathematical Practice in an Urban Context Mesquite BKyndall Brown 771 - Exploring Mean, Median, and Mode in the Common Core for HS AndreasAmy Aviv • Susan Sim-Kim 796 - Exploring Project Based Learning through the lens of CCSS TapestryAmy Callahan • Jade White 749 - Asynchronous Explorations Smoke Tree DGreg Baird • Brandon Luke 710 - Moving Students Forward: Formative Assessment in K-2 Plaza DSara Moore 711 - Make Sense of Number Relationships with Number Lines K-2 CactusAnn Carlyle 712 - Three Reads: Solving Rigorous Math Tasks with Understanding! Mesquite GBarbara Blanke 713 - Walk the Number Line for Problem Solving! Primrose DKim Sutton 714 - Use CCSS OA Problems to Implement the Mathematical Practices Pueblo BKaren Fuson 709 - Teach Number Sense with More Understanding and Less Counting Palladium SouthJoan A. Cotter 745 - Similarity with Geogebra Smoke Tree FArmando Martinez-Cruz • Ross Morrow 799 - Dial up the “math noise” in your classroom Mesquite AMelissa Heinz • Stephanie Patterson


801 - Teaching Math Using Real-world topics Primrose BKarim Ani 802 - Leading Mathematics Change Across a School District Primrose AJo Boaler • Cathy Williams 880 - Modeling the Suez Canal: A $Million System of Equations Plaza ADan Teague 895 - Building Confidence with CCSS Probability Palm CanyonJason Molesky • Douglas Tyson 821 - Solving Word Problems Using Tape Diagrams San JacintoTracey Dunn 822 - Claim, Support, Question – Thinking Routine Palladium NorthJeff Linder • Vanessa Scarlett 830 - Teaching Fractions for Proportional Reasoning! Primrose DKim Sutton 831 - Importance of the Number Line in Understanding Fractions CatalinaArjan Khalsa 832 - Spark Student Dialogue: Use Math Songs to Meet the Math CCSS Mesquite GLaMar Queen 833 - Problem Solving with Dynamic Geometry Software Smoke Tree FValerie Henry 834 - Modeling with Mathematics to Promote Better Problem Solvers Plaza CMichele Appleby • Hilda Castillo 839 - Exploring Math through Puzzles RoxyNancy Blachman 840 - Promoting Productive Struggle with Juicy Problems Mesquite FVicki Vierra 841 - Occupy Mars High Motivational STEAM++ Project Based-Learning Mojave Lrng CtrBob Barboza 843 - Mammoth Math: 40,000 Years and Counting Pueblo ACurt Abdouch • James Christman 844 - Revolutionary Math Intervention Woodstock TwoJanet Bales 846 - Examples and Resources for Mathematical Modeling Plaza BBrian Lim 847 - Using iPads Effectively with One or a Class Set Mesquite BTom Reardon 848 - Using Feedback & Revision to Improve Communicating Reasoning Primrose CPatrick Callahan • Jessica Balli Murk 851 - Let’s Put THEM back into MA-THEM-ATICS! Plaza DJennifer Branch • Roxanne Klarin 852 - Do the Math: Like Your Life Depends On It Roxy TwoJohn Berray • Jennifer North Morris 853 - Trike Wars! How great tasks create great problem solvers AndreasMitch Heethius • Marti Hoyt 863 - Transforming How We Make Sense of Congruence and Similarity Roxy OneJennifer Wilson 896 - Preparing Teachers to Get the Practices Across to Students TapestryEric Shulman 890 - Calculus and the TI-Nspire CAS Smoke Tree BKimberley Thomas 842 - Put Remediation in the Hands of Your Students With AR SierraJohn Stevens • Matt Vaudrey 815 - The Parallel journeys of assessment and instruction Chino ACarolyn Olijnek 816 - Empowering Teachers to Transform Numeracy Mesquite DVicki Breneman 818 - The Language of Mathematics Woodstock OneJohn J. Gaines 819 - Developing Mathematical Thinking through Literature VenturaWilliam Bintz • Sara Moore 820 - Real and Virtual Manipulatives: Effectively Teach the CCSS Palladium SouthKevin Dykema 811 - Systematic measurement of PROGRESS: eSSENTIAL mATH SKILLS Smoke Tree CBob Sornson 812 - Math Club: How Math As Play Builds Core Competencies Smoke Tree ELaura Overdeck • Diana Pecina 813 - Rethinking how we respond to student misconceptions Chino BLaura Wallace • Kelli Wasserman 814 - NUMBER TALKS AND FRAYER MODELS Mesquite CMichelle Armenta • Susan Ritchie 810 - Building Number Sense and Problem Solving Readiness Pueblo BWendy Moulton • Cathy Nguyen 850 - Introduction to BLAST Learning Smoke Tree DBlaine Matis 899 - Understanding CalSTRS PERS and Social Security Mesquite ATodd Beckmann