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

Thank you for making the conference a huge success!

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See you next year, November  6-7, 2015!!
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Focus Areas: Assessment [clear filter]
Friday, October 24



200 - Determining What Children Know: Dynamic vs. Static Assessment Primrose CCathy Fosnot 221 - Building Strong writing in mathematics Mesquite DCraig Willmore 231 - Rich Math Task with 5 Practices Plus Chino AJoan Commons 237 - Confidence = Exploration + Problem Solving Smoke Tree FWalter Lewis 240 - Fostering Perseverance with Interesting Math Problems Pueblo ANanette Johnson 239 - Algebra Intervention & CCSS: Prob Solving, the Intersection Palladium SouthMardi Gale 246 - Using Google Forms for Quick Formative Assessments Smoke Tree DRachel Lasek 247 - Are Students Using Technology or Is Technology Using Them? Mesquite HAvery Pickford 252 - Notebook with Foldables: A Tool to Organize Student Learning SierraBence Szamosfalvi 261 - The Great Applied Problem & Other Individualized Activities Mesquite ETom Reardon 270 -Sidewalks of Prague Smoke Tree CMaureen Burkhart • Michelle Katz 271 - The reaL WORLD: TI-NSPIRE pALM SPRINGS Smoke Tree AScott Bricker • Monique Harrison 272 - Solutions, Extraneous Solutions, & the Logic of Solving Eqns AndreasJoshua Chesler 295 - Projects Promote Statistical Understanding: Common Core & AP TapestryDaren Starnes 296 - Student-centered Learning from the other side Roxy OneCaroline Clark • Martha Rojas 215 - Supporting English Language Development In Math San JacintoShelah Feldstein • Kim Webb 205 - Building the plane while flying: Our story of implementation Mesquite GKathy Bradley • Angela Torres 248 - Exploring Project Based Learning through the lens of CCSS Roxy TwoAmy Callahan • Jade White



402 - Teaching Number Sense to the iGeneration Primrose AEric Milou 403 -Preparing Problem Solvers to Think Mathematically PasadenaCathy Seeley 421 - demystifying dice - games for exploring operations, and more VenturaJane Felling 491 - I Love My AP Calculus Class! Plaza BHoward Alcosser 822 - Claim, Support, Question – Thinking Routine Smoke Tree DJeff Linder • Vanessa Scarlett 429 - Let's explore the common core with math on the floor! Mesquite GWendy Hill 433 - Teaching Fractions in the Common Core Era Woodstock OneTricia Salerno 435 - Groups that Work – Building Collaborative Problem Solvers Roxy TwoEllen Crews • Annette Wilson 437 - Effective CCSS Math Prep Through Personalized Learning Pueblo BRaymond Ramos 440 - Number line: empowering mathematical thinking Primrose BBrad Fulton 444 - Be Creative with Problems, Projects and Performance Tasks Palladium NorthMarcella Cook • Linda Faulk 452 - Turning Students Into Posers + Solvers Mesquite BMichael Fenton 460 - Transforming Transformational Geometry Mesquite FJessica Jordan • Brisia De La Rosa 463 - The oohs and aahs of Math Practice Standard 3 Chino BRobin Levine-Wissing • Rhoda McInerney 470 - The Task at Hand: Making Task-Based Learning Work for You SierraNate Goza • Liem Tran 471 - My (brief?) Journey as a Geometry Textbook Author/Publisher Mesquite EBill Doherty 466 - Mathematical Modeling with Strawberries and videos Primrose DSean Nank 415 - Use CCSS OA Problems to Implement the Mathematical Practices CatalinaKaren Fuson 445 - Tricks of the Trade AndreasFILLINGMichael Serra
Saturday, October 25


530 - Warm-up Activities Inspired by CGI Practices Mesquite DMonica Acosta • Noelani Morris 532 - Building Foundations: Conceptual Division Smoke Tree ERussell Geisner • Ashley McCullough 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 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 561 - Who, Me, i am going to teach statistics in algebra 1 and 2? Smoke Tree ARobin Levine-Wissing • Rhoda McInerney 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 594 - A Statistics project with Geogebra Smoke Tree FTuyetdong Phan-Yamada • Walter Yamada 510 - LET'S EXPLORE THE COMMON CORE WITH MATH ON THE FLOOR! Mesquite GWendy Hill 512 - Using Language to Develop Addition and Subtraction Concepts Roxy TwoRosemary Irons 514 - Number Sense Routines that Support the SMPs Pueblo BMelissa Canham 509 - Building Better Blends Mesquite HMyeisha Phillips • Erich Zeller


601 - offering a thought-provoking experience through math Primrose BEdward Burger 603 - Number Talks in High School: Shifting the Classroom Culture Primrose ACathy Humphreys 621 - Mental Math Means Mastering Number Facts and Much More Palladium SouthRosemary Irons 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 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 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 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 611 - Problem Solving in the Primary Grades Mesquite FGohar Hamo • Matthieu Hamo 612 - Empowering Teachers to Transform Numeracy Chino AVicki Breneman 615 - Mathematical Practice Standards in Action Mesquite GAnn Trescott 697 - Dissecting the SBAC Assessments Plaza AStephen Batman


790 - Learning Calculus through explorations Mesquite EMimi Yang 722 - Setting the Stage for MP3; Making Discourse Safe for ELs VenturaJulie McNamara • Morri Spang 732 - Building a Community of Learners Through Problem Solving Mesquite FHeidi Butkus • Judy Devens-Seligman 734 - fractions for fun---not fear! Primrose ACook Marcy 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 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 744 - CCSS, Ratios and Proportions: Implications for Our Teaching Primrose CGail Burrill 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 762 - How well do my students know the algebra they need to know? Smoke Tree BJudy Kysh 763 - Transforming How We Make Sense of Congruence and Similarity Roxy OneJennifer Wilson 770 - Standards for Mathematical Practice in an Urban Context Mesquite BKyndall Brown 796 - Exploring Project Based Learning through the lens of CCSS TapestryAmy Callahan • Jade White 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 714 - Use CCSS OA Problems to Implement the Mathematical Practices Pueblo BKaren Fuson 745 - Similarity with Geogebra Smoke Tree FArmando Martinez-Cruz • Ross Morrow