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

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Friday, October 24
 

8:30am

134 - Tiered Real World Problems Address Mathematical Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

"When will I ever use this mathematics?" Learn how a 3-tiered approach to real world investigations engages all students in the Standards for Mathematical Practices. Receive sample problems and learn how they are being applied in action research.
Evaluation Poll Code: 39795 

Speakers
avatar for Arjan Khalsa

Arjan Khalsa

CEO, Conceptua Math
Visual and conceptual mathematics curriculum for grades 3-5 that keeps the teacher in the equation.


Friday October 24, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Ventura Renaissance
  3  4  5  6

8:30am

135 - Exploring Fractions Through Number Talks Routine
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will walk though the development of fraction understanding from the perspective of the student through the use of Number Talks. We will highlight strategies utilizing the Common Core State Standards and the Mathematical Practices.
Evaluation Poll Code: 39809 

Speakers
avatar for Shelah Feldstein

Shelah Feldstein

Mathematics Staff Development & Curriculum Specialist, Tulare COE
This industry is not solely about mathematics. It's about kids and its about how we might inspire kids to be inquisitive sense-seekers.
avatar for Kim Webb

Kim Webb

Mathematics Consultant, Tulare County Office of Education


Friday October 24, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
San Jacinto Renaissance
  3  4  5  6  7  8

8:30am

136 - Preparing a good math game – from my desk to yours
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session participants will play several original math games that promote competent and confident problem solvers. We will reflect about the process of creating these games and successful strategies to implement them.
Evaluation Poll Code: 39823 

Speakers
avatar for Greisy Winicki Landman

Greisy Winicki Landman

Professor, Dept of Mathematics and Statistics



Friday October 24, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Plaza C Hilton
  3  4  5  6  7  8  9

8:30am

101 - How Old is the Shepherd?
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how implementing real-world problem-based lessons and higher depth of knowledge questions help students develop deeper understandings and make sense of mathematics while avoiding becoming mindless math robots. Leave with free online resources.
Evaluation Poll Code: 39759

Speakers
avatar for Robert Kaplinsky

Robert Kaplinsky

robertkaplinsky.com
Hi, I’m Robert. I’ve been an educator since 2003 as a classroom teacher, teacher specialist for Downey Unified School District, instructor for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and presenter at conferences around the world.


Friday October 24, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Primrose A PSCC
  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12

8:30am

137 - Transforming Mathematical Practices into Action
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore classroom videos that capture students engaged in the Math Practices in action and discuss transforming teacher moves and meaningful tasks that support this engagement. This session is appropriate for teachers, coaches, and administrators.
Evaluation Poll Code: 39821 

Speakers
avatar for Juli Dixon

Juli Dixon

Professor and Author, University of Central Florida
Juli Dixon is professor of mathematics education at the University of Central Florida (UCF). Dr. Dixon is focused on improving teachers’ mathematics knowledge for teaching so that they support their students to communicate and justify mathematical ideas. She is a prolific writer... Read More →



Friday October 24, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Santa Rosa Renaissance
  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12

8:30am

138 - Getting to the Point on Decimal Fractions
Limited Capacity seats available

People of all ages often have difficulty with decimal fractions. This session will examine Common Core expectations, links to other types of fractions, and ways of improving student competence with the topic through deeper understanding.
Evaluation Poll Code: 39836 

Speakers
AT

Allan Turton

Origo Education


Friday October 24, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Cactus Renaissance
  4  5  6  7

8:30am

139 - Use Cubes As a Setting for Your Problem Solving
Limited Capacity seats available

A cube can provide the starting point for much problem solving. Work through factors, volume, surface area, networks, and more while solving a dozen classics selected from math contests. At least 50 additional problems will be distributed.
Evaluation Poll Code: 39842 

Speakers
DM

Dennis Mulhearn

retired (39 years experience), Valley Stream Central HSD (retired)


Friday October 24, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Woodstock Two Hard Rock
  4  5  6  7  8

8:30am

140 - Discovering PI and solving proportions
Limited Capacity seats available

Students use their problem solving skills to discover pi and other fun activities having students work cooperatively to build confidence in proportional thinking. We will work in groups, use manipulatives, and move around quite a bit in this session.
Evaluation Poll Code: 39858 



Friday October 24, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Roxy Hard Rock

8:30am

141 - Fantasy Baseball: A Task for Project-Based Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

A project that requires knowledge & application of expressions, equations, proportions, data displays, probability, and statistics. Students will use stats on backs of baseball cards to build a team and simulate baseball games against other students
Evaluation Poll Code: 39861

Speakers
avatar for Gregory Hammond

Gregory Hammond

Teacher, Beaumont USD
I'm a middle school mathematics teacher (with a well-kept secret of also being a credentialed English teacher) who is striving to bring the humanities into the math classroom.


Friday October 24, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Mesquite C PSCC
  6  7  8

8:30am

142 - Algebra Intervention & CCSS: Prob Solving, the Intersection
Limited Capacity seats available

Examine essential elements for conceptually based algebraic intervention that support the CCSS, embeds the Math Practices, support problem solving & writing. EL & PLC friendly. Engage in math; receive material that models the CCSS assessments
Evaluation Poll Code: 39855 

Speakers
avatar for Mardi Gale

Mardi Gale

Senior Research Associate, WestEd


Friday October 24, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Woodstock One Hard Rock

8:30am

143 - Engineering a Number Line – a Common Core unit for all ages
Limited Capacity seats available

The 2013 runner-up Rosenthal Prize project serves the Common Core problem-solving practices using constructions as an entrée to geometry and numeracy. Participants will complete the project, building confidence and competence as they build a line.
Evaluation Poll Code: 39870 

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... Read More →



Friday October 24, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Primrose C PSCC

8:30am

144 - Promoting Mathematical Discourse: Mystery Bags, Speed Dating
Limited Capacity seats available

You will see, hear, and experience activities that engage diverse students in authentic mathematical discourse. Mystery Bags, Math Speed Dating, and Culturally Relevant Contexts have motivated students to “talk math” and deepen their understanding.
Evaluation Poll Code: 39867 

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Mark Ellis

Dr. Mark Ellis

Professor, CSU Fullerton
Mark Ellis taught mathematics in grades 6-12 in northern California public schools for six years, becoming a National Board Certified Teacher in 1999. Mark is an author of Reimagining the Mathematics Classroom: Creating and Sustaining Productive Learning Environments from the National... Read More →
avatar for Susanna Meza

Susanna Meza

Mathematics Teacher, Valadez Middle School


CMC 2014 pptx

Friday October 24, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Primrose D PSCC

8:30am

196 - Providing Students Specific Feedback from Diagnostic Data
Limited Capacity seats available

Diagnostic assessments that focus on specific misunderstandings and errors can help teachers provide meaningful feedback to students empowering them to better evaluate themselves as learners and take concrete steps to improve their own learning.
Evaluation Poll Code: 40016 

Speakers


Friday October 24, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Roxy One Hard Rock

8:30am

105 - Build Competent Problem Solvers with Rubrics not Percentages
Limited Capacity seats available

Students often care more about points & less about being competent problem solvers because percent-based grading systems distract from key outcomes. Learn how teachers turned standards into Novice-Expert rubrics to transform curriculum & assessment.
Evaluation Poll Code: 39767 

Speakers
avatar for Tim Hudson

Tim Hudson

SVP of Learning, DreamBox Learning
Standards-Based Learning/Grading/Reporting, Pedagogy in EdTech



Friday October 24, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Smoke Tree C PSCC

8:30am

148 - La Cucina Matematica: Free Tools for your Math Kitchen
Limited Capacity seats available

We’ll take you from appetizer to entree to side dish to dessert, and show you how to make any ordinary lesson into a tasty, Common-Core-ready performance task. Teachers will leave with resources and links to enhance their own flavor.
Evaluation Poll Code: 39871 

Speakers
avatar for John Stevens

John Stevens

Chaffey JUHSD
John is an instructional math and technology coach in Southern California. He is the author of Table Talk Math and co-author of The Classroom Chef, blogs about his passions at http://fishing4tech.com, and would love to create more opportunities for kids to love mathematics.
avatar for Matt Vaudrey

Matt Vaudrey

Bonita USD
A Google Certified Innovator and EdTech Coach from Southern California, Matt brings risk-taking to the forefront of the classroom. His students — kids and adults — build confidence and motivation by taking risks in a safe environment where failure is cheap. His book, The Classroom... Read More →


Friday October 24, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Roxy Two Hard Rock

8:30am

149 - NSPIRE PROBLEM SOLVERS WITH DOC PLAYER
Limited Capacity seats available

Are TI’s handhelds becoming a bit troublesome? Explore TI-Nspire’s Document Player! Student engagement with more tangible and easy navigation. This session will show you how to set up, load and run Document Player so students can explore with ease.
Evaluation Poll Code: 39876 

Speakers
avatar for Sherrina Clark

Sherrina Clark

Teacher, Kern HSD
Learning, learning, learning!


Friday October 24, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Smoke Tree F PSCC

8:30am

199 - Middle Years Catch Up: Games WITH CARDS AND DICE
Limited Capacity seats available

Come play games that will engage your students.  Games will help students master basic math skills typically learned in earlier years but for whatever reason have not been.  Topics include basic facts, fact fluency with multi-digits, place value.
Evaluation Poll Code: 40018 
 

Speakers
avatar for John Felling

John Felling

Co-owner/Author, Box Cars And One-Eyed Jacks
John brings a wealth of knowledge, insights, tips and humor to his presentations, gained through his work with students and teachers throughout North America. He is a featured speaker at many regional, national and international educational conferences and has authored articles for... Read More →


Friday October 24, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Mesquite A

10:30am

203 - Reasoning, discovering, and critiquing with networked tasks
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Eli Luberoff, founder of Desmos.com, in an exploration of some of the collaborative tasks on teacher.desmos.com. If time permits, some new features of the Desmos calculator may make an appearance. Bring a computer or a tablet!
Evaluation Poll Code: 44196 

Speakers
avatar for Eli Luberoff

Eli Luberoff

Founder and CEO, Desmos, Inc.
Eli began his programming life on his TI-83 graphing calculator in elementary school, culminating with a working version of Monopoly which was destroyed when he removed the backup battery by accident. He began working on the software that would become Desmos.com during a year-long... Read More →


Friday October 24, 2014 10:30am - 11:59am
Primrose B PSCC

10:30am

220 - CCSS and Math Fact Fluency
Limited Capacity seats available

How are math facts mastered? Which methods promote automaticity across a broad range of students? What if we could solve the problem of math fact fluency in just 10 minutes a day? Come find out the answers to these questions.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44223 

Speakers

Friday October 24, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Plaza C Hilton
  1  2  3  4  5  6  7

10:30am

221 - Building Strong writing in mathematics
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will learn strategies and ideas for helping students learn to write more clearly their understanding of mathematics through guided writing.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44231 

Speakers
avatar for Craig Willmore

Craig Willmore

Curriculum Specialist, McGraw-Hill Education
I have taught grades 3-6 in elementary school for 17 years, I also taught for 2 years as a Spanish Immersion teacher. I have been a curriculum director for Math and Science K-6, a math trainer for 14 years. I have presented on CCSS Domains and Practices as well as studied at length... Read More →


Friday October 24, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Mesquite D PSCC
  2  3  4  5  6

10:30am

231 - Rich Math Task with 5 Practices Plus
Limited Capacity seats available

How will you fully implement Math Practice 3? Come experience the protocol our CaMSP teachers developed from the work of Smith and Stein and see examples of the resulting student work.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44229 

Speakers
JC

Joan Commons

UC San Diego Mathematics Project


Friday October 24, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Chino A Renaissance
  3  4  5  6  7

10:30am

232 - The Multiplication Table is STILL the right math tool
Limited Capacity seats available

Many valuable insights are embedded in a multiplication table. We will show how to use the multiplication table to build number sense, provide jumping off points to discover a deeper understanding of mathematics, and solve problems effectively.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44232 


Friday October 24, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Plaza B Hilton
  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10

10:30am

237 - Confidence = Exploration + Problem Solving
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us to explore Common Core geometry for fourth, fifth and sixth grade students using free online resources. This workshop will cover two and three dimensional shapes, attributes and relationships, area, surface area, and volume.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44237 

Speakers

Friday October 24, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Smoke Tree F PSCC
  4  5  6

10:30am

238 - Supporting Critical Thinking in the Math Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Struggling to embed critical thinking in your class? You will deepen your understanding of math practices, improve literacy with reading and vocabulary strategies & activities. Ready to use strategies to support student success will be provided.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44238 

Speakers
avatar for Katie DeGraffenreid

Katie DeGraffenreid

Secondary Math TOSA, PYLUSD
avatar for Kimberly Voge

Kimberly Voge

Educator, Van Buren Elementary
I enjoy helping teachers find new ways to enhance student learning. Many people find safety in paper...and I try to encourage them that they are one click away from success! Tech is full of "happy little accidents" that lead to innovative ways to present material and construct meaning... Read More →


Friday October 24, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Mesquite C PSCC
  4  5  6  7  8

10:30am

240 - Fostering Perseverance with Interesting Math Problems
Limited Capacity seats available

We will do math problems that will make students persevere. Because these problems are nontraditional, students will have to rely on conceptual understanding to find the solution, instead of mimicking a stated, paved path (by the teacher or textbook)
Evaluation Poll Code: 44243
 

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.


Friday October 24, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Pueblo A Renaissance
  5  6  7  8  9  10

10:30am

241 - Real students! Real classrooms! Real problems!
Limited Capacity seats available

We will watch my classroom videos of students to understand what the Practices look like when students are engaged in solving complex problems. We will see students at a variety of levels and consider next steps for each set of students.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44245 

Speakers
BJ

Brent Jackson

Santa Rosa City Schools
San Diego Math Routines http://www.svmimac.org/images/Cristo_Rey_-_Middle_Level_Bank.pdf


Friday October 24, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Pueblo B Renaissance
  6  7  8

10:30am

243 - Teasing Out the Math – The Art of Facilitation
Limited Capacity seats available

If facilitated properly, problem solving solidifies conceptual understanding. Learn techniques for improved facilitation and how to transform resources into enticing, motivational problems within the context of proportional/algebraic reasoning.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44250 

Speakers
avatar for Mike Chamberlain

Mike Chamberlain

Director, San Joaquin Valley Mathematics Project
I serve as both a mathematics consultant at the county level, and as director for the California Mathematics Project at Fresno State (Also known as the San Joaquin Valley Mathematics Project). I am currently interested in taking readily available curriclum materials and turning those... Read More →


Friday October 24, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Roxy Hard Rock
  6  7  8

10:30am

244 - Developing Problem Solvers Through Graphing Relationships
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will follow the concept of graphing proportional relationships starting in middle school and into high school. Using real life applications, students can become more confident by connecting linear relationships.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44255 


Friday October 24, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Woodstock One Hard Rock
  6  7  8  9

10:30am

239 - Algebra Intervention & CCSS: Prob Solving, the Intersection
Limited Capacity seats available

Examine essential elements for conceptually based algebraic intervention that support the CCSS, embeds the Math Practices, support problem solving & writing. EL & PLC friendly. Engage in math; receive material that models the CCSS assessments
Evaluation Poll Code: 39855 

Speakers
avatar for Mardi Gale

Mardi Gale

Senior Research Associate, WestEd



Friday October 24, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Palladium South Hard Rock

10:30am

245 - Got the HOTS for Math?
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you have what it takes to teach problem solving? Only one thing gets that job done, and it is not what you may think. Learn a HOTTIE of a lesson structure that teaches Perseverance and the other Standards of Mathematical Practice.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44257 

Speakers
avatar for Chris Shore

Chris Shore

Coordinator of Secondary Curriculum & Instruction, Murrieta Valley USD/The Math Projects Journal
Chris Shore is editor and founder of The Math Projects Journal. As a nationally-known speaker and a 30-year veteran of public education, Chris has a unique, practical perspective on the new 21st Century Standards.


Friday October 24, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Woodstock Two Hard Rock

10:30am

246 - Using Google Forms for Quick Formative Assessments
Limited Capacity seats available

Wish there was a faster and easier way to check for student understanding? Learn to create Google Forms for quizzes and assignments, which students can use on any device and receive quick feedback. Get students writing and making viable arguments!
Evaluation Poll Code: 44256 

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Lasek

Rachel Lasek

Mathematics Department Lead / Instructional Technology Coach, West Sonoma County Union High School
Rachel Lasek is a Mathematics and French teacher at a rural, public high school in Northern California, with over ten years experience. She has taught a wide-range of mathematics courses ranging from Remedial Math to Honors Precalculus. Over the past two years, Rachel spearheaded... Read More →



Friday October 24, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Smoke Tree D PSCC

10:30am

247 - Are Students Using Technology or Is Technology Using Them?
Limited Capacity seats available

Is technology used to meet the needs of my students or are my students used to meet the needs of technology? Come discuss the pros and cons of digital technologies like IWB’s, Khan Academy, and MOOC’s and help make a wish list for version 2.0.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44260 

Speakers
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 →


Friday October 24, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Mesquite H PSCC

10:30am

213 - Literature and Manipulatives—Use BOTH to Teach the Standards
Limited Capacity seats available

Literature enlivens math concepts; manipulatives take the learning to another level. See how books and manipulatives used together can give students a broad understanding of place value, exponents, ratio, proportion and problem solving approaches.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44218

Speakers
SM

Sara Moore

Director of Mathematics & Science, ETA hand2mind


Friday October 24, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Ventura Renaissance
  K  1  2  3  4  5  6

10:30am

214 - Scaffolding Academic Language in Math for Accessing Rigor
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we will focus on strategies for developing mathematical vocabulary to increase mathematical understanding. Participants will be provided with hands-on ideas and strategies that can be immediately implemented in their classroom.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44212 

Speakers
DS

Deborah Shepherd

McGraw Hill Companies


Friday October 24, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Palm Canyon Hilton
  K  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8

10:30am

215 - Supporting English Language Development In Math
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will help you meet the needs of your English learners by exploring strategies which simultaneously develop math content and language proficiency through the use of discourse and dialog.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44228 

Speakers
avatar for Shelah Feldstein

Shelah Feldstein

Mathematics Staff Development & Curriculum Specialist, Tulare COE
This industry is not solely about mathematics. It's about kids and its about how we might inspire kids to be inquisitive sense-seekers.
avatar for Kim Webb

Kim Webb

Mathematics Consultant, Tulare County Office of Education


Friday October 24, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
San Jacinto Renaissance
  K  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8

10:30am

216 - Real and Virtual Manipulatives: Effectively Teach the CCSS
Limited Capacity seats available

Do your students need hands-on activities to help develop their math concepts and to help actively engage them in learning the CCSS? Discover benefits and ways to use a variety of using manipulatives in your class to help students understand math.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45902 

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Dykema

Kevin Dykema

Teacher, Mattawan Consolidated Schools
I'm passionate about having students understand the concepts, not just be able to do them!


Friday October 24, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Santa Rosa Renaissance
  K  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8

10:30am

205 - Building the plane while flying: Our story of implementation
Limited Capacity seats available

What does it mean to prepare a large urban district for the CCSS-M? Hear the story of how SFUSD developed units of study for PreK–12 to shift district culture from getting answers quickly to making sense of and persevering in solving problems.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44199 

Speakers
KB

Kathy Bradley

San Francisco Unified School District


Friday October 24, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Mesquite G PSCC

10:30am

248 - Exploring Project Based Learning through the lens of CCSS
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop we will look at a variety of tried and true projects for the math classroom. Participants will experience the initial steps of a project and will walk away with ideas to help implement CCSS aligned projects in their classrooms.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44266 

Speakers
avatar for Jade White

Jade White

HTH Math Teacher



Friday October 24, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Roxy Two Hard Rock

10:30am

299 - Finding and Addressing Common Core Math Gaps from K to 12
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how your school and district can fill in the gaps in curriculum when transitioning to the Common Core Mathematics Standards using an online K to 12 diagnostic tool for a blended learning environment.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44320 
 

Speakers

Friday October 24, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Mesquite A

1:30pm

301 - Come On In the Math is Fine! Dive into the CA Math Framework
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop session, we will dive deeply into the content of the framework and how to use it in your daily classroom instruction.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44349 


Friday October 24, 2014 1:30pm - 2:59pm
Primrose C PSCC

1:30pm

302 - Mathematical Reasoning: Why we are bad at it
Limited Capacity seats available

Reasoning is getting some major play: SMP2: Reason abstractly and quantitatively. SBAC Claim#3: Communicating reasoning. We will explore some research on reasoning and make a case that mathematical reasoning is hard because it is unnatural!
Evaluation Poll Code: 44356 

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Callahan

Patrick Callahan

Co-Director of the California Mathematics Project, Callahan Consulting
I'm a mathematician who is passionate about making the world a better place by improving mathematics education for all students and teachers. I am the statewide co-director of the California Mathematics Project and have recently founded a consulting company to help teachers, administrators... Read More →


Friday October 24, 2014 1:30pm - 2:59pm
Primrose A PSCC

1:30pm

332 - Connecting the Math Through Meaningful Tasks
Limited Capacity seats available

As mathematics education evolves, we can no longer teach concepts one at a time, but rather as connected concepts. Come experience: What does origami have to do with fractions? How can randomness increase number sense? Why do we need decimals?
Evaluation Poll Code: 44400 

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer North Morris

Jennifer North Morris

Marana HS
Coaching Professional Development K-12



Friday October 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Plaza C Hilton
  3  4  5  6

1:30pm

333 - FRACTIONS DON'T HAVE TO BE FRUSTRATING
Limited Capacity seats available

How can I help my students understand fractions? see how using manipulatives can help your students better understand fractionS. Hear why they can be a powerful tool; ideas will be shared for equivalence, ordering, and fractions operations!
Evaluation Poll Code: 44403 

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Dykema

Kevin Dykema

Teacher, Mattawan Consolidated Schools
I'm passionate about having students understand the concepts, not just be able to do them!


Friday October 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Palladium South Hard Rock
  3  4  5  6

1:30pm

335 - Persevere through the CCSS with ExploreLearning GIZMOS!
Limited Capacity seats available

The 8 Mathematical Practices are what make the CCSS come to life in the Mathematics classroom and make math exciting and interesting. But the question is how do I incorporate these practices into my teaching? Here come GIZMOS to the rescue!!
Evaluation Poll Code: 44406 

Friday October 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Cactus Renaissance
  3  4  5  6  7  8  9

1:30pm

336 - Barbie, Ken and STEM: Tasks and Projects to Prompt Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Tasks and Projects that advance student understanding, prompt discussions, promote curiosity and perseverance, are memorable and delightful, will be presented along with strategies for developing these.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44417 

Speakers

Friday October 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Woodstock One Hard Rock
  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12

1:30pm

339 - Digging into Fraction Division
Limited Capacity seats available

Dig into fraction division and discover why we invert and multiply, why we can divide fractions without doing so, how to represent fraction division pictorially, and how to help students divide fractions efficiently and with understanding.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44407 

Speakers
avatar for Julie McNamara

Julie McNamara

Assistant Professor, CSU East Bay



Friday October 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Palladium North Hard Rock
  4  5  6  7  8

1:30pm

340 - 50+ CALCULATOR ACTIVITIES/GAMES TO ENCOURAGE PROBLEM SOLVING
Limited Capacity seats available

Technology is a powerful tool when used appropriately. Strategies presented will help every student develop skills, knowledge and insight necessary to meet rigorous content standards and the Standards for Mathematical Practice.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44411 

Speakers

Friday October 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Mesquite F PSCC
  4  5  6  7  8

1:30pm

342 - Instructional practices that build competent problem solvers
Limited Capacity seats available

Using written response items, participants will engage in the instructional strategies of student collaboration, evidence-based writing and classroom discussion. These Practice Standards based strategies can be used to build competent problem solvers
Evaluation Poll Code: 44413 

Speakers


Friday October 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Plaza B Hilton
  5  6  7  8

1:30pm

343 - Math Practices & NCTM Teaching Practices = Problem Solving
Limited Capacity seats available

Connect the Eight Mathematical Practices and NCTM's Practices of Mathematics Teaching to create a classroom culture for excellent problem solving. Explore problem solving strategies and experience challenging problems that model the Practices.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44414 

Speakers
TM

Trudy Mitchell

retired consultant, Teachers Inspiring Problem Solvers (TIPS)



Friday October 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Woodstock Two Hard Rock
  5  6  7  8

1:30pm

344 - TWO-WAY TABLES: A CHALLENGING NEW 8TH GRADE STATS STANDARD
Limited Capacity seats available

CCSS is transforming the way students investigate patters of association in bivariate data to include the construction and interpretation of two-way tables. Come sharpen your knowledge of two-way tables and leave with lessons that you can use.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44420 

Speakers
avatar for Chase Orton

Chase Orton

PD Facilitator and Curriculum Writer, Center for Mathematics and Teaching
I'm passionate about helping promote student engagement in the math classroom. I work with teachers to help them find ways they can breathe more life into math curriculum by creating a classroom culture of inquiry, collaboration, and exploration.



Friday October 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Mesquite H PSCC
  6  7  8  9

1:30pm

304 - BRINGING PROBLEM-SOLVING INTO YOUR MATH CLASSROOM
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will engage in rich problem-solving (PS) tasks that foster the 8 Math Practices. See how PS can be incorporated into your math curriculum to create a culture of productive struggle and critical thinking in mathematics.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44193 
 

Speakers
avatar for Fawn Nguyen

Fawn Nguyen

Mesa Union Junior High
Fawn Nguyen teaches math at Mesa Union Junior High in southern California. She started out as a science teacher for 14 years and has been teaching math for the last 12 years. In 2014 Fawn was awarded Ventura County Mathematics Teacher of the Year. She is part of the UC-Santa Barbara... Read More →


Friday October 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Catalina Renaissance
  6  7  8  9  10

1:30pm

345 - Modeling Mathematics Using Problem-Solving Tasks
Limited Capacity seats available

Participate in problem-solving tasks that require mathematical modeling, sense-making, and the construction of viable arguments. Learn teacher moves, strategies, and what mathematical modeling is and is not. Free online resources.
http://www.estimation180.com/cmc14.html
Evaluation Poll Code: 44421
 

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Stadel

Andrew Stadel

Math Instruction Coach, Tustin USD
Andrew is currently is a math instructional coach where he partners with secondary math teachers to expand their professional skill set by focusing on effective teaching practices. You can also find free resources at his widely-acclaimed website, Estimation 180. When Andrew is not... Read More →


Friday October 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Primrose B PSCC
  6  7  8  9  10

1:30pm

346 - You Talkin’ to Me? Discourse and Mathematics
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you doing most of the talking about mathematics in your class? Through engagement in rich mathematical tasks, we will consider productive discourse moves to support students during whole-class and small-group discussions.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44423 


Friday October 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Pueblo A Renaissance
  6  7  8  9  10

1:30pm

347 - Martin Gardner and the mathematical practices
Limited Capacity seats available

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Martin Gardner’s Birth. He introduced us to polyominoes, Escher, geometric dissections, rep-tiles, and more. See how these topics can be used to support the mathematical practices and transformations in novel ways.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44424 

Speakers
avatar for Michael Serra

Michael Serra

Author/ Consultant, Playing It Smart
My wife and I live in San Francisco and love our city. When home I get out to Golden Gate Park once or twice a week to play disc golf. We love hosting parties. Our recent parties have included backgammon parties, chocolate parties, bacon parties, and of course birthday parties for... Read More →



Friday October 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Andreas Renaissance

1:30pm

348 - To own the MATH is to love the math
Limited Capacity seats available

If students collect real data it becomes important to them. Once they own their data, they will find value in analyzing it. Using state-of-the-art data collection techniques, we will use real data to bring mathematical concepts to life.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44427 

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Lukens

Jeff Lukens

National Education Consultant, Retired Science Teacher
Curriculum integration, especially science and math, is my educational passion. The use of handheld technology is paramount to having students see the connections between science and math in the high school classroom.


Friday October 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Chino B Renaissance

1:30pm

349 - Apps -- an unusual key to problem solving
Limited Capacity seats available

Apps will change how you teach. Teaching strategies become the CC practices and focus on problem solving will delight your students. A variety of apps (iOS and Android) will be shown and how they assist you in leading students into problem solving.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44425 

Speakers
avatar for Diana Herrington

Diana Herrington

Treasurer, CVCUE
Math teacher who sees technology as the key to support teachers for CCSS.



Friday October 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Roxy Hard Rock

1:30pm

307 - Common Core Circles: Selecting Awesome tasks
Limited Capacity seats available

Select awesome, worthwhile tasks to engage students and teach common core math. Investigate criteria for rigorous and grade level appropriate tasks. We will illustrate using number line tasks for K-12. See Part IICC Circles: Selecting an Awsome Task.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44379 

Speakers

Friday October 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Smoke Tree C PSCC
  K  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12

1:30pm

311 - 3 Steps to Move From Procedural to Conceptual Teaching
Limited Capacity seats available

Building students’ conceptual understanding in mathematics is essential to helping them become competent and confident problem solvers. But how do we build it in our students if we were only ever taught the traditional procedures?
Evaluation Poll Code: 44378 

Speakers
avatar for Christina Tondevold

Christina Tondevold

Consultant, Mathematically Minded
Christina Tondevold is a former middle school math teacher. Now her work focuses on helping PreK-2 educators build conceptual understanding in themselves and their students. Her passion is early intervention and ways to build number sense for PreK-2 students.


Friday October 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Palm Canyon Hilton
  K  PreK  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8

1:30pm

337 - Making math meaningful: Decimals are Fractions, too!
Limited Capacity seats available

Making sense of decimal concepts and operations requires strong connections between fractions and place value. Come explore decimal fraction multiplication using concrete and visual models, connected to written work, and grounded in problem solving.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44410 

Speakers
KR

Kimberly Rimbey

Executive Director of Professional Development, KP Mathematics


Friday October 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Chino A Renaissance

3:30pm

402 - Teaching Number Sense to the iGeneration
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will examine how to engage, motivate, and teach the iGeneration (the Internet Generation). Participants will be provided with strategies that can lead to rich discourse, motivation, and deeper mathematical understanding.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44467 

Speakers
avatar for Eric Milou

Eric Milou

Professor of Mathematics, Rowan Univ
Everything!


Friday October 24, 2014 3:30pm - 4:59pm
Primrose A PSCC

3:30pm

401 - CA Math Framework: A Tool for Teachers of English Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we will delve into the California Math Framework and focus on the many ways in which teachers can use the Framework to help English learners thrive.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44475 



Friday October 24, 2014 3:30pm - 4:59pm
Primrose C PSCC

3:30pm

403 -Preparing Problem Solvers to Think Mathematically
Limited Capacity seats available

How students think is as important as what they know; how we teach is as important as what we teach. How can we prepare every student with the mathematical habits of mind that help them think, reason, and become powerful problem solvers?
Evaluation Poll Code: 44363 

Speakers
avatar for Cathy Seeley

Cathy Seeley

Cathy Seeley has been a mathematics teacher, K–12 district coordinator, and K–12 State Director of Mathematics for Texas. From 1999 to 2001 she taught mathematics (in French) as a Peace Corps volunteer in Burkina Faso. Dr. Seeley ser


Friday October 24, 2014 3:30pm - 4:59pm
Pasadena Renaissance

3:30pm

422 - Math Happens When Children Wonder About What Authors Write
Limited Capacity seats available

The author of How Much Is a Million? and other books shows how literature can inspire children to ask questions and solve problems. He shares impressive student work including rigorous, instructive and hilarious efforts to disprove the author's math.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44486 

Speakers

Friday October 24, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Woodstock Two Hard Rock
  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8

3:30pm

822 - Claim, Support, Question – Thinking Routine
Limited Capacity seats available

Teach students how to make claims, support them with evidence, and critique the reasoning of others through games and open-ended problems. Participants will experience this thinking routine that can be used to teach or assess key concepts.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45908

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Linder

Jeff Linder

Math Specialist, Montecito USD
Thinking Routines Problem Solving UCSB Mathemaics Project Number Talks


Friday October 24, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Smoke Tree D PSCC
  2  3  4  5  6  7  8

3:30pm

432 - Tape Diagramming in the Common Core
Limited Capacity seats available

What is tape diagramming and how can it be used effectively in instruction? We will look at how tape diagramming has proven to be a useful tool in approaching a variety of mathematical concepts, from fractions and ratios to percents.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44490 


Friday October 24, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Smoke Tree E PSCC
  3  4  5  6

3:30pm

433 - Teaching Fractions in the Common Core Era
Limited Capacity seats available

Students in the U.S. do not conceptually understand fractions. This session will have participants using hands-on materials to solve multi-step fraction word problems. Working in groups of 2 or 3, they will explore multiple problem solving methods.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44496 

Speakers

Friday October 24, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Woodstock One Hard Rock
  3  4  5  6  7

3:30pm

435 - Groups that Work – Building Collaborative Problem Solvers
Limited Capacity seats available

Collaboration only works when all students contribute equitably and communicate their thinking. We will demonstrate how Complex Instruction and Participation Assessment can promote student collaboration, accountability, and problem solving skills.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44500 

Speakers
avatar for Ellen Crews

Ellen Crews

Teacher & Design Lead, Vista Unified School District



Friday October 24, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Roxy Two Hard Rock
  3  4  5  6  7  8

3:30pm

436 - Tools to Develop Competent and Confident Problem Solvers
Limited Capacity seats available

When you present a rich math task, do your students respond, "I don't get it," followed by silence as they wait for someone else to solve the problem. Come experience and discus how to build students' problem solving skills and positive attitude.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44501 

Speakers
MM

Melanie Maxwell

Staff Development Spec, Riverside Unified School District
avatar for Stephen Sher

Stephen Sher

Staff Development Specialist, California Mathematics Council
I enjoy all things educational- pedagogy, implementation, theory, purpose... Mathematics and science provide (some) ways of seeing the world as it is. With a more accurate view of what is, we can start to make the necessary changes towards a better and more just place. I enjoy world... Read More →



Friday October 24, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Palm Canyon Hilton
  3  4  5  6  7  8

3:30pm

437 - Effective CCSS Math Prep Through Personalized Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

We will demonstrate and share results on how an online math program ensures successful Common Core preparation through correlated math content and practices, personalized learning pathways optimized to each student’s needs, and integrated reporting.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44504 

Speakers

Friday October 24, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Pueblo B Renaissance
  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12

3:30pm

439 - Hitting the Trifecta! Fractions to Decimals to Percents
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to connect the relationship between fractions, decimals and percents using interactive lesson and hands on modeling.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44506 



Friday October 24, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Plaza C Hilton
  4  5  6

3:30pm

438 - Singin’ & Singin’: Steps & Applications thru Songs & Signs
Limited Capacity seats available

Launching into the CC, don’t forget the rudder! This fun session teaches steps & procedures to build competent and confident problem solvers, using songs, signs, & gestures. Get Flip&Folds, song lyrics, and proven strategies ensuring 100% engagement!
Evaluation Poll Code: 44509 

Speakers
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Siegrid Stillman

Fallbrook Union ESD
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Friday October 24, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Cactus Renaissance
  4  5  6  7

3:30pm

440 - Number line: empowering mathematical thinking
Limited Capacity seats available

Students can develop incredible fluency with mental mathematics using this easy-to-implement strategy. Adaptations make the lesson a perfect fit for arithmetic through algebra. A ready-for-Monday handout is available.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44507 

Speakers
avatar for Brad Fulton

Brad Fulton

Teacher, Mistletoe STEM Institute
I have been in education for 37 years, and in math, science, and STEM instruction for 26. I have been presenting at national workshops and conferences since 1994.


Friday October 24, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Primrose B PSCC
  4  5  6  7  8  9

3:30pm

441 - Games and Dancing in Pre-Algebra and Algebra
Limited Capacity seats available

Dancing fractions, playing functions, games with parabolas - all improve concept understanding, problem solving skills and your students’ attitudes. These interactive games and kinesthetic activities support Common Core ideas and make learning fun!
Evaluation Poll Code: 44513 

Speakers
IG

Ivona Grzegorczyk

Professor of Mathematics, California State University


Friday October 24, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Mesquite H PSCC
  5  6  7  8  9

3:30pm

442 - Building Connections Through Authentic Tasks
Limited Capacity seats available

Course--level chapters in the new CA Framework provide rich guidance about instruction directly related to specific topics & skills in CCSSM. We will discuss examples from middle & high school based on insight gained as Framework Committee members.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44517 

Speakers
avatar for Erin Fraser

Erin Fraser

TOSA: Mathematics Project Specialist, High School, Oceanside USD
Professional Development Consultant for Mathematics Vision Project, NBCT, Was a member of CA CCSS Framework Committee, lifelong learner
BS

Brian Shay

Math Teacher/Chairperson, Canyon Crest Academy, San Dieguito UHSD



Friday October 24, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Santa Rosa Renaissance

3:30pm

444 - Be Creative with Problems, Projects and Performance Tasks
Limited Capacity seats available

Engage students with real life problems, projects and performance tasks. From drinking fountains to recycling, students will see math everywhere and work to create solutions. Activities easily modified for your own class. Resources provided.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44518 

Speakers
avatar for Linda Faulk

Linda Faulk

Teacher, Colton JUSD
Math, Math and more Math. I am currently doing a lot of reading about brain research and how to structure classroom lessons to take advantage of how students learn. I love to hear about activities that get and keep kids engaged and topics that teachers find difficult. When we share... Read More →



Friday October 24, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Palladium North Hard Rock

3:30pm

406 - Common Core Circles: Enacting Awesome Tasks
Limited Capacity seats available

OMG! What is teaching/learning within Common Core? Have you ever asked yourself, “How do I get my students to communicate about the math we are studying?” Join us to experience the 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44476 


Friday October 24, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Smoke Tree C PSCC
  K  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12

3:30pm

405 - Empowering African American and Latino Youth for Success
Limited Capacity seats available

This dynamic, empowering and energizing session provides math teachers with specific strategies to connect with and empower students of color to improve their chances of success in math.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44478 

Speakers

Friday October 24, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Mojave Lrng Ctr Renaissance

3:30pm

445 - Tricks of the Trade
Limited Capacity seats available

This marks my 45th and perhaps last year of teaching mathematics. As a math teacher we must be excited motivators to our students. I will be sharing a number of my favorite activities, manipulatives, games, puzzles, and math magic tricks.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44528 

Speakers
avatar for Michael Serra

Michael Serra

Author/ Consultant, Playing It Smart
My wife and I live in San Francisco and love our city. When home I get out to Golden Gate Park once or twice a week to play disc golf. We love hosting parties. Our recent parties have included backgammon parties, chocolate parties, bacon parties, and of course birthday parties for... Read More →



Friday October 24, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Andreas Renaissance

3:30pm

499 - A Step Beyond STEAM
Limited Capacity seats available

Adopted K-8 STEAM program. This TPS workshop shows you how to use exactly aligned STEAM projects plus literacy to deliver Common Core Mathematics K-8 and Algebra I/Math 1 content. Come fly our helicopters to learn base ten. Full P.D. explained.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44571 


Speakers
MW

Maz Wright

President, TPS Publishing Inc.
Curriculum development has traditionally followed the mechanical standardization format found in the industry. Schools look for the "machine" that is most likely to produce the final "product" of acceptable quality and train their teachers how to run it. Teachers start on page one... Read More →


Friday October 24, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Mesquite A
 
Saturday, October 25
 

8:30am

501 - Erase Math Failure Through Mindset & Multi-dimensional Math
Limited Capacity seats available

How do we teach the multidimensional maths needed in our high-tech world and instill a growth mindset in students? These changes potentially erase underachievement and inequality in math classrooms and give teachers more creativity and fulfillment.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44684 

Speakers
avatar for Jo Boaler

Jo Boaler

Professor of Mathematics Education, Stanford Univ
Dr. Jo Boaler is a Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University, and the co-founder of youcubed. She is also an analyst for PISA testing in the OECD, and author of the first MOOC on mathematics teaching and learning. Former roles have included being the Marie Curie Professor... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 9:59am
Pasadena Renaissance

8:30am

506 - Developing a Lens of Structure to Build Mathematical Meaning
Limited Capacity seats available

By decomposing tasks, teachers will see the power of the CCSS Practice Standard of Structure for helping students understand and connect a range of concepts. Participants will work examples from numerical calculations to algebraic expressions.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44604 

Speakers
avatar for Casey Hawthorne

Casey Hawthorne

Doctoral Student, Math Education, SDSU



Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 9:59am
Sierra Renaissance

8:30am

532 - Building Foundations: Conceptual Division
Limited Capacity seats available

How does 48÷6 relate to 3/4 ÷ 2/3 ? A big shift in CCSS and a key to confident and competent problem solving is applying and extending previous understandings. Come learn how division progresses conceptually from whole numbers to fractions.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44623 

Speakers
AM

Ashley McCullough

Teacher, Promenade Elementary School


Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Smoke Tree E PSCC
  3  4  5  6

8:30am

535 - Get Students Arguing in Class with Number Sense Activities
Limited Capacity seats available

Get students to productively argue about math situations. Participate in number sense activities requiring students to construct viable arguments, critique the reasoning of others, and use sense-making. Get ready to throw down. Free online resources.
http://www.estimation180.com/cmc14.html
Evaluation Poll Code: 44629 

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Stadel

Andrew Stadel

Math Instruction Coach, Tustin USD
Andrew is currently is a math instructional coach where he partners with secondary math teachers to expand their professional skill set by focusing on effective teaching practices. You can also find free resources at his widely-acclaimed website, Estimation 180. When Andrew is not... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Catalina Renaissance
  3  4  5  6  7  8

8:30am

538 - A “Hands On” Approach to the Distributive Property
Limited Capacity seats available

Truly teach your students the distributive property for understanding by showing them how to easily multiple binomials and trinomials (and even to factor trinomials!) with just their hands. No need to FOIL or use the “diamond/box method” anymore.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44636 

Speakers
avatar for David Chamberlain

David Chamberlain

Secondary Math Curriculum Specialist, Capistrano USD



Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Palm Canyon Hilton
  3  4  5  6  7  8  9

8:30am

536 - Area - Where Can I Find Great Problems?
Limited Capacity seats available

Non-routine problems are an effective tool to teach area. The real problem is finding problem-solving gems. Math contests are a fertile source. Work through a dozen contest classics. Leave with these and over 50 additional problems for class use.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44634 

Speakers
DM

Dennis Mulhearn

retired (39 years experience), Valley Stream Central HSD (retired)


Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Plaza B Hilton
  4  5  6  7  8

8:30am

537 - starters & stumpers to keep minds in motion
Limited Capacity seats available

Create a math environment where all students are expected to engage in mathematical thinking. "Math Spoken Here" needs to be the motto of a math class where skills and vocabulary are kept alive with daily problem solving & reasoning encounters.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44635 

Speakers
avatar for Cook Marcy

Cook Marcy

math consultant, Independent


Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Primrose B PSCC
  4  5  6  7  8

8:30am

540 - promoting mathematical practices through student discourse
Limited Capacity seats available

Fostering oral and written language in the math classroom goes a long way to ensure students employ the mathematical practices. Learn how to help students speak, write, and think mathematically. A comprehensive and practical handout is available.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44639 

Speakers
avatar for Brad Fulton

Brad Fulton

Teacher, Mistletoe STEM Institute
I have been in education for 37 years, and in math, science, and STEM instruction for 26. I have been presenting at national workshops and conferences since 1994.


Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Primrose D PSCC
  4  5  6  7  8  9

8:30am

539 - Improving reasoning through Written Performance Assessments
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will learn how written performance assessments can be used for Mathematical Practices such as reasoning and constructing arguments. Research support as well as the needs of students at risk for special education will be discussed.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44638 

Speakers

Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Mesquite C PSCC
  4  5  6  7  8  9  10

8:30am

541 - Promoting Students’ Understanding of The Nature of Math
Limited Capacity seats available

The CCSS-M calls for a different nature of math than in the past. Participants will advance their expertise in helping students understand what it means to do math so that they will develop effective habits of mind and productive dispositions.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44642 

Speakers
RC

Rong-Ji Chen

California State University


Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Palladium South Hard Rock
  4  5  6  7  8  9  10

8:30am

542 - Increasing Student Competence through Mathematical Modeling
Limited Capacity seats available

Mathematical Modeling is a powerful practice that increases student engagement and competence. Learn what mathematical modeling is, and what it is not, through rich tasks that provide opportunity for competence in problem solving for all learners.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44641 

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Butler Wolf

Nancy Butler Wolf

Lecturer, Supervisor of Teacher Education, UC Riverside
I am a long-time math educator with interests in algebraic thinking and reasoning, mathematical modeling, curriculum development, technology and literature in the math classroom, and student motivation and engagement. I have my PhD in mathematics education, and my book, "Modeling... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Mesquite E PSCC
  5  6  7  8  9

8:30am

544 - CCSS Middle School Proportional Reasoning: it’s a big deal!
Limited Capacity seats available

Proportional reasoning, a capstone of middle school math, is a critical area in the standards. Make connections to algebra and geometry, discuss coherence through the grade levels, and connect learning to the practice standards.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44648 

Speakers
MG

Mark Goldstein

Vice President, Center for Mathematics and Teaching
CR

Cynthia Raff

Center for Mathematics and Teaching


Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Roxy Hard Rock
  6  7  8

8:30am

546 - Using Bivariate Data to Problem Solve & Create Explanations
Limited Capacity seats available

Challenge: Create pendulums swings, first 60X/min then 30X, 80X etc., by changing string length. Collected data will be graphed & used to discuss linear & nonlinear relationships. Experience tools to develop evidence-based arguments & justifications.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44650 

Speakers
avatar for David Harris

David Harris

Project Director (STEM), Escondido Union School District
I have been teaching mathematics since 1987. Through my work with K-12 Alliance and as a K-12 math coach I have expanded this work to integration of mathematics with science and am currently directing a middle school PBL project that integrates 2-4 subjects for middle school students... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Plaza C Hilton
  6  7  8

8:30am

547 - Developing Algebraic Reasoning from Quantitative Reasoning
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore how algebraic thinking can be developed through quantitative reasoning by experiencing a sequence of carefully crafted rate problems. Learn principals for task selection and discover how to necessitate algebraic reasoning in your classroom.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44652 


Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Plaza D Hilton
  6  7  8  9  10

8:30am

548 - Soar With Common Core Math Fun (Grades 6 – 11)
Limited Capacity seats available

You will experience opportunities which have proven to be highly adaptable as well as fun-filled. Also be exposed to ready-made dynamic inquiry oriented investigations in making teaching simply coherent and FUN.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44654 

Speakers
avatar for Viken "Vik" Hovsepian

Viken "Vik" Hovsepian

Professor of Mathematics/Author, Rio Hondo School District
Professor Hovsepian is a Senior National Mathematics Consultant to McGraw-Hill and an author of several of its mathematics programs including Glencoe’s Common Core 2014 Pre-Calculus program. He holds an elementary teaching credential in Mathematics as well as secondary credentials... Read More →



Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Woodstock One Hard Rock

8:30am

507 - CCS Problem Solving for English Learners – It is Possible!
Limited Capacity seats available

English learners can be competent problem solvers! This workshop will show how to plan and deliver comprehensible lessons. It begins by presenting the key features of effective lessons and then models with a lesson taught exclusively in Portuguese.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44605 

Speakers
EC

Elmano Costa

CSU Stanislaus


Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Woodstock Two Hard Rock
  K  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12

8:30am

508 - leverage the mathematical Practices to build perseverance
Limited Capacity seats available

Attainment of the CC content standards will require student engagement with the mathematical practices. Strategies for implementing the practice standards will be shared. Connections to NCTM's new publication, Principles to Actions will be made.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44611 

Speakers
avatar for Matt Larson

Matt Larson

President-Elect, NCTM
Matt Larson is the K-12 mathematics curriculum specialist for the Lincoln Public Schools in Lincoln, NE. He is a member of the IES What Works Clearing House panel on Improving Algebra Skills. He is the co-author of numerous professional books, including: Administrator’s Guide: Interpreting... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Primrose A PSCC
  K  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12

8:30am

509 - Building Better Blends
Limited Capacity seats available

Achieve CCSS goals, raise the bar for STEM performance in the US while integrating technology into the classroom successfully? The session unpacks how teachers can implement blended & competency-based learning from the ground up using ST Math.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44610 


Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Mesquite H PSCC

8:30am

505 - Learn How To Integrate Filmmaking and Mathematics
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will explore a new approach to problem solving through the art of filmmaking. They will investigate ways of analyzing mathematical concepts by integrating filmmaking and mathematics, while learning the steps to produce a student film.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44603 

Speakers
avatar for John J. Gaines

John J. Gaines

STEM Department Chairman, Orion International Academy


Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Santa Rosa Renaissance

8:30am

522 - Problem Solving Using Reasoning and Communication
Limited Capacity seats available

Engage students in rich problem solving through the building blocks of the Mathematical Practices, the NCTM Process Standards. The focus is on understanding and putting into practice what students need to do to engage in reasoning and communication.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44621 

Speakers
MM

Melanie Maxwell

Mathematics Coach, Riverside Unified School District
avatar for Stephen Sher

Stephen Sher

Staff Development Specialist, California Mathematics Council
I enjoy all things educational- pedagogy, implementation, theory, purpose... Mathematics and science provide (some) ways of seeing the world as it is. With a more accurate view of what is, we can start to make the necessary changes towards a better and more just place. I enjoy world... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Roxy One Hard Rock

8:30am

533 - Fibonacci in Natural Sciences, a STEM activity.
Limited Capacity seats available

Through mathematical explorations and using Fibonacci sequences, these STEM activities investigate prey and predator models that maintain a balance between species. Audience will split to work, discuss and expand the given models.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44631 

Speakers

Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
San Jacinto Renaissance

8:30am

543 - Number line math for middle years
Limited Capacity seats available

Integers, Fractions, decimals, and rounding lend themselves to being taught with number lines. A fast paced workshop with activities tied to the CCSS. Handout includes gameboards that can be used next day, samples and assessment ideas provided.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44647 

Speakers
avatar for John Felling

John Felling

Co-owner/Author, Box Cars And One-Eyed Jacks
John brings a wealth of knowledge, insights, tips and humor to his presentations, gained through his work with students and teachers throughout North America. He is a featured speaker at many regional, national and international educational conferences and has authored articles for... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Primrose C PSCC

10:30am

604 - Teaching Fractions in an Era of CCSS: Equal Sharing Tasks
Limited Capacity seats available

Equal sharing tasks provide a familiar context for children to build on informal knowledge. In this session we will discuss how to utilize equal sharing tasks by adapting them for different grade levels linked to the CCSS mathematical practices.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45020 

Speakers
BR

Bill Ricketts

5th Grade Teacher, Chula Vista Elementary School District



Saturday October 25, 2014 10:30am - 11:59am
Mesquite D PSCC

10:30am

601 - offering a thought-provoking experience through math
Limited Capacity seats available

How can we train minds today 2 solve problems in the future—problems that have yet 2 B posed? The answer is 2 not only think about math, but 2 also think through math. Here we'll offer practical activities 2 provoke creativity,understanding,&thought.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44994 

Speakers
avatar for President Edward Burger

President Edward Burger

President and Professor, Southwestern University
Dr. Edward Burger is President of Southwestern University as well as an educational and business consultant on thinking, innovation, and creativity. He has delivered over 700 addresses worldwide at venues including The Smithsonian Institution, Microsoft Corporation, The... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:30am - 11:59am
Primrose B PSCC

10:30am

621 - Mental Math Means Mastering Number Facts and Much More
Limited Capacity seats available

For computation, students must be fluent with number facts and beyond. This session will demonstrate how to begin with special strategies to master basic number facts and extend beyond the facts to special and general strategies.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45013 

Speakers
RI

Rosemary Irons

ORIGO Education


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Palladium South Hard Rock
  1  2  3  4  5  6

10:30am

630 - THE PATCH “CORE” QUILT
Limited Capacity seats available

Quilts are full of math principles. Learn to create quilts and extend them into multi-cognitive & multi-dimensional math problems that are hands on & use physical modeling for geometry, proportional thinking, algebra, & conservation of numbers.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45014 

Speakers
JN

James Nadler

Teacher, Lennox SD



Saturday October 25, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Andreas Renaissance
  3  4  5  6

10:30am

631 - Inquiry in Mathematics
Limited Capacity seats available

As students work to make sense of problems, look for patterns/repeated reasoning, they begin to ask very interesting questions. Join us for teacher-initiated inquiries to get students started wondering, and experience student-initiated inquiries.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45023 

Speakers
JC

Joan Commons

UC San Diego Mathematics Project


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Woodstock One Hard Rock
  3  4  5  6  7

10:30am

632 - Getting to the Core of Solving Problems
Limited Capacity seats available

Generate excitement for, and interest in mathematical problem solving among your students. Energize and enrich your curriculum by encouraging them to take risks in problem solving and reminding them that REAL problems do not always have easy answers.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45025 

Speakers

Saturday October 25, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Smoke Tree E PSCC
  3  4  5  6  7  8

10:30am

640 - because you're mine, I dance the line
Limited Capacity seats available

This session implements 6th and 7th grade CCSS use of number-line operations via the contextualized approach of “number line dancing”. Teachers will dance the number line operations physically and see how other teachers have implemented them.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45024 


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Palm Canyon Hilton
  5  6  7

10:30am

641 - What’s new in CCSS middle school proportional reasoning?
Limited Capacity seats available

Double number lines, tape diagrams, ratio tables…Come see new tools students will grapple with while solving problems, discuss coherence through the grade levels, and connect learning to the practice standards.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45026 

Speakers
MG

Mark Goldstein

Vice President, Center for Mathematics and Teaching
CR

Cynthia Raff

Center for Mathematics and Teaching


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Roxy Hard Rock
  6  7  8

10:30am

642 - Restoring Order to Permutations and Combinations
Limited Capacity seats available

Students' struggle with counting techniques are well documented. Participants will be engaged in solving a counting problem, exploring the mathematics embedded in the problem, and discussing the best practices for teaching counting techniques.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45027 

Speakers
PK

Patrick Kimani

Faculty, Maricopa County Community Colleges District


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Mesquite H PSCC
  6  7  8

10:30am

643 - Problem Solving in the RP Domain Using a Double Number Line
Limited Capacity seats available

The double number line is a visual tool students can use to develop their understanding of situations involving ratios, rates and percent. We will explore tasks with the double number line and relate it to proportions, tape diagrams and equations.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45028 



Saturday October 25, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Mesquite E PSCC
  6  7  8

10:30am

644 - NASA Smart skies: problem solving in air traffic control
Limited Capacity seats available

Transform students' ability to make sense of distance-rate-time problems using a simulator to model conflicts between airplanes. Worksheets guide students to apply proportional reasoning and problem solving skills to solve these real-world problems.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45031 

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Green

Rebecca Green

Smart Skies Project Lead, NASA
Rebecca Green holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and a teaching credential for K-8 education. She has supported the NASA Office of Education at Ames Research Center in northern California for eleven years and currently serves as Lead for the Smart Skies project. Rebecca... Read More →



Saturday October 25, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Smoke Tree D PSCC
  6  7  8

10:30am

645 - Pizza & Patterns: Student-Developed Slope/Intercept Concepts
Limited Capacity seats available

In this active presentation, participants will use competing pizza purchase plans to construct tables and graphs, analyze the patterns of these representations, and come up with their own meaning of slope, intercept, function tables, and graphs
Evaluation Poll Code: 45032 



Saturday October 25, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Woodstock Two Hard Rock
  6  7  8  9  10

10:30am

646 - Using Google Forms for Quick Formative Assessments
Limited Capacity seats available

Wish there was a faster and easier way to check for student understanding? Learn to create Google Forms for quizzes and assignments, which students can use on any device and receive quick feedback. Get students writing and making viable arguments!
Evaluation Poll Code: 45045 

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Lasek

Rachel Lasek

Mathematics Department Lead / Instructional Technology Coach, West Sonoma County Union High School
Rachel Lasek is a Mathematics and French teacher at a rural, public high school in Northern California, with over ten years experience. She has taught a wide-range of mathematics courses ranging from Remedial Math to Honors Precalculus. Over the past two years, Rachel spearheaded... Read More →



Saturday October 25, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Mesquite D PSCC

10:30am

647 - TI Navigator system--The right tool for the job
Limited Capacity seats available

See how the Navigator allows students to interact instantaneously with the teacher like no other tool out there. Finally have the discussions need for students to grasp a deeper understanding of mathematics and so much more.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45040 

Speakers
avatar for Naomi Fried-Kokason

Naomi Fried-Kokason

Teacher, Los Angeles USD
I am a National Instructor for Texas Instruments so if you need information or training on how to integrate TI technology into your classroom I am the person to call in LAUSD. I am also National Board Certified and I am the department chair for the mathematics department at Chatsworth... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Smoke Tree A PSCC

10:30am

648 - Using Digital Storytelling to Bring California CCSM to Life
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will teach educators how to use free Digital Storytelling software to design engaging, interactive lessons that not only help students master the standards, but also teach today’s learners why math is so important.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45046 


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Catalina Renaissance

10:30am

649 - Quantitative Problem Solving: the Parametric Approach
Limited Capacity seats available

Build "competent and confident problem solvers" with this powerful, yet untapped, algebraic approach which your students will actually understand and use to solve problems spanning from 6th grade to advanced mathematics. Experience math innovation.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45049 

Speakers

Saturday October 25, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Mojave Lrng Ctr Renaissance

10:30am

650 - Building Structures That Guide Student Sense-Making
Limited Capacity seats available

Feedback is critical to learning. Participants will explore ways to increase the point of contact between students and mathematics, consider structures to provide feedback that deepen student understanding of mathematics and sense-making strategies.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45051 

Speakers
JG

Javier Garcia

Mathematics Specialist, Tulare COE



Saturday October 25, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Plaza B Hilton

10:30am

614 - Engineering in the Elementary
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will explore problem-solving through the engineering design process in the elementary classroom. They will work through a problem-based learning activity and will discuss strategies for integrating mathematics and engineering.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45000 

Speakers
avatar for John J. Gaines

John J. Gaines

STEM Department Chairman, Orion International Academy


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Santa Rosa Renaissance
  K  1  2  3  4  5  6

10:30am

616 - Teaching English Language Learners through Rich Math Tasks
Limited Capacity seats available

W.Participants will learn how rich math problems can be presented, worked on, and shared with the whole group in ways that support high cognitive demand as well as promote meaningful interactions between all students, including El students.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45007 

Speakers
avatar for Glenn Kenyon

Glenn Kenyon

Math Content Specialist, San Francisco USD
Math content specialist in the SFUSD Math Department who believes in the promise of digital resources as tools to ensure that all students and teachers will make sense of rigorous mathematics in ways that are creative, interactive, and relevant.
NS

Noam Szoke

Math Content Specialist, SFUSD



Saturday October 25, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Smoke Tree C PSCC
  K  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8

10:30am

615 - Mathematical Practice Standards in Action
Limited Capacity seats available

Using video, participants will develop an understanding of what to look for, have conversations about and be able to identify specific Practice Standards in both teachers and students engaged in math. Perfect for Teachers, Coaches and Administrators!
Evaluation Poll Code: 45006 

Speakers


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Mesquite G PSCC

10:30am

697 - Dissecting the SBAC Assessments
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session we will examine & discuss the implicit and explicit demands of the SBAC assessment. Our goal is to better understand the assements so that we can better prepare our students for high stakes testing.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45081 

Speakers
SB

Stephen Batman

Curriculum Specialist, McGraw-Hill Education


Saturday October 25, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Plaza A Hilton

1:15pm

701 - Fake-World Math: Math Modeling Gone Wrong & Getting It Right
Limited Capacity seats available

The presenter works with 1000s of math educators every year and finds more disagreement about the CCSS modeling standard than any other. What is modeling? How do we get our students to do it? And how do we get our students to like it?
Evaluation Poll Code: 47027 

Speakers
avatar for Dan Meyer

Dan Meyer

Chief Academic Officer, Desmos
Dan Meyer taught high school math to students who didn't like high school math. He has advocated for better math instruction on CNN, Good Morning America, Everyday With Rachel Ray, and TED.com. He earned his doctorate from Stanford University in math education and is the chief academic... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:44pm
Primrose B PSCC

1:15pm

722 - Setting the Stage for MP3; Making Discourse Safe for ELs
Limited Capacity seats available

"A safe learning environment" sounds like common sense, but how do we create it? We will walk you through the nuts and bolts of creating a classroom community so all students will benefit from classroom discourse. Classroom video will be shown.
Evaluation Poll Code: 47051 

Speakers
avatar for Julie McNamara

Julie McNamara

Assistant Professor, CSU East Bay


Saturday October 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Ventura Renaissance
  2  3  4  5  6

1:15pm

723 - “Talk To Learn” Key Concepts & Academic Language
Limited Capacity seats available

Student talk, vocabulary development, and representations including diagrams help all students, including English language learners, develop math concepts and academic language such as fewer, difference, compare, proportional, and times as many.
Evaluation Poll Code: 47053 

Speakers

Saturday October 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Santa Rosa Renaissance
  2  3  4  5  6  7  8

1:15pm

734 - fractions for fun---not fear!
Limited Capacity seats available

Ensure students UNDERSTAND what a common fraction really means. Use number lines, make connections with geometric shapes, deal with fractional parts of numbers as well as "pie" models. Combine thinking & reasoning with fraction number sense.
Evaluation Poll Code: 47056 

Speakers
avatar for Cook Marcy

Cook Marcy

math consultant, Independent


Saturday October 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Primrose A PSCC
  3  4  5  6

1:15pm

735 - Making Sense of Fractions and Operations with Fractions
Limited Capacity seats available

I will show how to teach equivalent fractions and fraction operations for understanding—especially division! All classroom activities will show how students can recreate their learning, instead of memorizing. This promotes confident math students.
Evaluation Poll Code: 47058 

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Schallau

Barbara Schallau

Math Curriculum Coordinator, East Side Union High School District
I am in my 27th year as a math teacher. My passion is helping the struggling and/or reluctant learner, of all ages. I firmly believe that each person is capable of learning and doing math. Providing learning opportunities with hands-on activities and key questions allows students... Read More →



Saturday October 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Smoke Tree A PSCC
  3  4  5  6  7

1:15pm

736 - • Into the Core: Rigorous Tasks for All
Limited Capacity seats available

Insure ALL students can access rigorous tasks. Look at new & tried & true strategies necessary to facilitate a path to success. The SMP will impact the classroom, we need to help students persevere, organize, observe, conclude, use tools, & justify
Evaluation Poll Code: 47060 

Speakers
avatar for Maria Tere Hirsch

Maria Tere Hirsch

Secretary, Greater LOs Angeles Mathematics Council
I taught mathematics at the middle school level for 35 years. I'm currently retired but still involved as a math consultant for the Los Angeles County Office of Education and as instructor for the UCLA Mathematics project.For the past 7 years I've worked in professional development... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Plaza B Hilton
  3  4  5  6  7  8  9

1:15pm

737 - Literacy and the CCSSM: Reading & Writing for Understanding
Limited Capacity seats available

Reading and writing exemplars promoting engagement as envisioned in the CCSSM will be presented. Participants receive a 65 page handout of strategies, information, and tools to assist in developing literacy connections supporting the Common Core.
Evaluation Poll Code: 47068 

Speakers

Saturday October 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Smoke Tree E PSCC
  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12

1:15pm

739 - Unraveling the Mysteries of Geometry by Building a Box
Limited Capacity seats available

Transform greeting cards into boxes to understand the relationships among perimeter, area and volume. Give students an in-depth understanding of geometry terms: families of quadrilaterals, volume, surface area, ratio and proportion.
Evaluation Poll Code: 47069 

Speakers

Saturday October 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Chino A Renaissance
  4  5  6  7  8  9  10

1:15pm

740 - Improving reasoning through Written Performance Assessments
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will learn how written performance assessments can be used for Mathematical Practices such as reasoning and constructing arguments. Research support as well as the needs of students at risk for special education will be discussed.
Evaluation Poll Code: 47071 

Speakers

Saturday October 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Mesquite C PSCC
  4  5  6  7  8  9  10

1:15pm

741 - Engaging Students in CCSMP 1: What Does the Teacher Do?
Limited Capacity seats available

Experience the "Math Tug of War" problem as you consider the teacher's role while students are finding entry into a problem, attempting to solve the problem, and sharing their approaches and solutions. A problem-based lesson will be shared.
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Evaluation Poll Code: 47074 

Speakers
IR

Iris Riggs

Professor, California State University San Bernardino


Saturday October 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Pueblo A Renaissance
  5  6  7

1:15pm

742 - Problems to Exploit Seeing Structure & Generalization
Limited Capacity seats available

MP 7 and 8: Use of Structure; & Regularity in Repeated Reasoning are inextricably linked. Videos will illustrate activities that actuate them. The importance of visualization will be evident in seeing structure and using it to generalize.
Evaluation Poll Code: 47077 

Speakers
JR

Joanne Rossi Becker

Professor Emerita, San Jose State Univ


Saturday October 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Plaza C Hilton
  6  7  8

1:15pm

743 - Catch the One That Got Away – Transforming Math Haters
Limited Capacity seats available

Fun, current, multiple-entry level problems build confidence and interest in math. Learn the art of choosing motivating problems and how to present them so that even the most disillusioned middle school student can’t keep from joining in the fun!
Evaluation Poll Code: 47084 

Speakers
avatar for Mike Chamberlain

Mike Chamberlain

Director, San Joaquin Valley Mathematics Project
I serve as both a mathematics consultant at the county level, and as director for the California Mathematics Project at Fresno State (Also known as the San Joaquin Valley Mathematics Project). I am currently interested in taking readily available curriclum materials and turning those... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Roxy Hard Rock
  6  7  8

1:15pm

744 - CCSS, Ratios and Proportions: Implications for Our Teaching
Limited Capacity seats available

The CCSS approach to ratios and proportions, supported by interactive dynamic technology, can bring coherence and consistency to content that has been “tough to teach/tough to learn”. What shifts do we need to make in our practice?
Evaluation Poll Code: 47090 

Speakers
GB

Gail Burrill

Michigan State Univ


Saturday October 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Primrose C PSCC
  6  7  8  9

1:15pm

746 - Transformulas: simplifying relationships with hi & lo tech
Limited Capacity seats available

Simplify facetious formulas for seemingly unrelated shapes with just 1. Connect geometry and algebra in meaningful ways that will enhance conceptual understandings for both teacher and student. Actually use transformations in the classroom.
Evaluation Poll Code: 47103 

Speakers
avatar for Jedidiah Butler

Jedidiah Butler

TOSA - Instructional Tech, Heritage HS, Perris UHSD
In the classroom Jed has incorporated 1:1 technology for secondary math and now works for the innovative Perris Union High School District as a TOSA supporting instructional technology. 


Saturday October 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Sierra Renaissance

1:15pm

748 - The Creepy Roller Coaster Ride: Building A Common Core Unit
Limited Capacity seats available

Participate in the various lessons of a mini-unit to learn how to structure conceptual development, skill intervention, problem solving and applications, as well as engagement strategies and differentiation. See how these pieces fit together.
Evaluation Poll Code: 47101 

Speakers
avatar for Chris Shore

Chris Shore

Coordinator of Secondary Curriculum & Instruction, Murrieta Valley USD/The Math Projects Journal
Chris Shore is editor and founder of The Math Projects Journal. As a nationally-known speaker and a 30-year veteran of public education, Chris has a unique, practical perspective on the new 21st Century Standards.


Saturday October 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Woodstock Two Hard Rock

1:15pm

796 - Exploring Project Based Learning through the lens of CCSS
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop we will look at a variety of tried and true projects for the math classroom. Participants will experience the initial steps of a project and will walk away with ideas to help implement CCSS aligned projects in their classrooms.
Evaluation Poll Code: 47179 

Speakers
avatar for Jade White

Jade White

HTH Math Teacher



Saturday October 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Tapestry Hilton

1:15pm

749 - Asynchronous Explorations
Limited Capacity seats available

We will look at leveraging technology to 1) launch mathematical explorations, 2) scaffold student exploration, and 3) facilitate student discourse (or student sharing) in an asynchronous format.
Evaluation Poll Code: 47112 


Saturday October 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Smoke Tree D PSCC

1:15pm

745 - Similarity with Geogebra
Limited Capacity seats available

Description: We will explore and discuss the concept of similar figures with Geogebra (dynamic geometry software). Handouts and CD provided. No familiarity with the software is needed. Bring your laptop.
Evaluation Poll Code: 47094 

Speakers
AM

Armando Martinez-Cruz

Professor, CSU Fullerton


Saturday October 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Smoke Tree F PSCC

1:15pm

799 - Dial up the “math noise” in your classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Tune in to this session that focuses on increasing student dialogue and discussion.  Effective collaboration and communication strategies that support the Mathematical Practices and building deep conceptual understanding will be modeled.
Evaluation Poll Code: 47181  



Saturday October 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Mesquite A

3:15pm

801 - Teaching Math Using Real-world topics
Limited Capacity seats available

We’ll model a range of lessons that use real-world topics to teach math and promote critical thinking. Questions include: Is Wheel of Fortune rigged? Should you foul at the end of a close basketball game? How much can you really trust your memory?
Evaluation Poll Code: 45859 

Speakers
KA

Karim Ani

Mathalicious


Saturday October 25, 2014 3:15pm - 4:44pm
Primrose B PSCC

3:15pm

822 - Claim, Support, Question – Thinking Routine
Limited Capacity seats available

Teach students how to make claims, support them with evidence, and critique the reasoning of others through games and open-ended problems. Participants will experience this thinking routine that can be used to teach or assess key concepts.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45908 
 

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Linder

Jeff Linder

Math Specialist, Montecito USD
Thinking Routines Problem Solving UCSB Mathemaics Project Number Talks


Saturday October 25, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Palladium North Hard Rock
  2  3  4  5  6  7  8

3:15pm

831 - Importance of the Number Line in Understanding Fractions
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to effectively use the number line to reinforce that fraction are numbers, develop an understanding of magnitude and make comparisons. Strategies for addressing the common core content and practice standards will be presented.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45932 
 

Speakers
avatar for Arjan Khalsa

Arjan Khalsa

CEO, Conceptua Math
Visual and conceptual mathematics curriculum for grades 3-5 that keeps the teacher in the equation.


Saturday October 25, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Catalina Renaissance
  3  4  5  6

3:15pm

832 - Spark Student Dialogue: Use Math Songs to Meet the Math CCSS
Limited Capacity seats available

This session addresses novel ways to engage students in meaningful math conversations using common core math songs and videos. Teachers will leave with a sample lesson and an activity for class on Monday.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45922 


Speakers
avatar for LaMar Queen

LaMar Queen

Teacher/Workshop Facilitator, Music Notes



Saturday October 25, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Mesquite G PSCC
  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10

3:15pm

833 - Problem Solving with Dynamic Geometry Software
Limited Capacity seats available

Get hands on with free geometry programs and applets that will allow your students to explore, conjecture, justify, and problem solve. These tools truly engage students, and will prepare them for Smarter Balanced geometry problems.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45936 

Speakers
VH

Valerie Henry

School of Education, UC Irvine


Saturday October 25, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Smoke Tree F PSCC
  4  5  6  7  8

3:15pm

834 - Modeling with Mathematics to Promote Better Problem Solvers
Limited Capacity seats available

Discover the world of modeling with mathematics and develop student problem solvers in the process. Describe, discuss, and implement “math talks” to facilitate student group conversations.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45938 
 


Saturday October 25, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Plaza C Hilton
  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12

3:15pm

839 - Exploring Math through Puzzles
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking to get middle school students inspired by math? The puzzles in this workshop engage students with different mathematical abilities, enrich their skills, and make learning challenging and fun.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45940 
 

Speakers


Saturday October 25, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Roxy Hard Rock
  5  6  7  8

3:15pm

840 - Promoting Productive Struggle with Juicy Problems
Limited Capacity seats available

Bring CC Math to life in your classroom with rich problems that call for students to model the context with mathematics. Students develop Math Practice 4 as they connect expressions, equations and representations to explain real world situations.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45939 
 

Speakers
VV

Vicki Vierra

K-12 Math Specialist, Ventura COE (retired)



Saturday October 25, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Mesquite F PSCC
  5  6  7  8  9

3:15pm

841 - Occupy Mars High Motivational STEAM++ Project Based-Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how we integrate special needs, gifted and English language learners into our high motivational STEAM ++ math and language based Occupy Mars Learning Adventures, Backpack Journalism, Backpack Science and Backpack Robotics programs.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45942 
 

Speakers
avatar for Bob Barboza

Bob Barboza

Founder/Director, Barboza Space Center
Bob Barboza is an educator, STEAM++ journalists, designer and founder of the Barboza Space Center and Kids Talk Radio Science. He trains Jr. astronauts, engineers and scientists for the "Occupy Mars Learning Adventures." His students and interns are learning about Mars probes, robot... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Mojave Lrng Ctr Renaissance

3:15pm

843 - Mammoth Math: 40,000 Years and Counting
Limited Capacity seats available

This collection of activities uses the mammoth as a context to connect abstract mathematical concepts to practical applications in order to emphasize the value of problem solving. Problems include geologic time, hibernation and climate signals.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45945 
 


Saturday October 25, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Pueblo A Renaissance
  6  7  8

3:15pm

844 - Revolutionary Math Intervention
Limited Capacity seats available

Successful math intervention at middle schools has been difficult to achieve. Learn how many educators are revolutionizing their instructional practices and student engagement through the implementation of MATH 180.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45948 
 

Speakers
avatar for Janet Bales

Janet Bales

Director for Math Partnerships, Scholastic
Janet Bales has been professionally involved in education for 25 years. After a number of years in elementary and middle school classrooms, she enjoyed working directly with teachers, schools and school districts as an instructional consultant. Currently, Janet’s position allows... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Woodstock Two Hard Rock
  6  7  8

3:15pm

846 - Examples and Resources for Mathematical Modeling
Limited Capacity seats available

We will do some of my favorite mathematical modeling problems as well as discuss some of the key things to consider when we model with mathematics. I will share some of the resources where you can get more ideas of mathematical modeling.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45953 
 

Speakers

Saturday October 25, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Plaza B Hilton
  6  7  8  9  10

3:15pm

847 - Using iPads Effectively with One or a Class Set
Limited Capacity seats available

See how to incorporate the TI-Nspire app for iPads in your math classroom from grades 7 to 12, as a demo tool or in a 1-1 situation. See how to integrate graphing, geometry, spreadsheets, data, statistics – all communicating together in one cool app!
Evaluation Poll Code: 45957 
 

Speakers
avatar for Tom Reardon

Tom Reardon

Mathematics Instructor, Fitch HS/Youngstown State Univ
I like to integrate problem solving, rich tasks, excellent questioning techniques, standards, and appropriate technologies. Technologies that I use include iPads and math apps, SMART Boards, and TI technologies.I am currently working on some interactive activities that help students... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Mesquite B PSCC

3:15pm

848 - Using Feedback & Revision to Improve Communicating Reasoning
Limited Capacity seats available

In math class students are taught, first draft equals final draft. By using peer feedback and revision, students can learn how to persevere in their own problem solving, and also how to construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45961 
 

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Callahan

Patrick Callahan

Co-Director of the California Mathematics Project, Callahan Consulting
I'm a mathematician who is passionate about making the world a better place by improving mathematics education for all students and teachers. I am the statewide co-director of the California Mathematics Project and have recently founded a consulting company to help teachers, administrators... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Balli Murk

Jessica Balli Murk

Math Teacher/Education Consultant, Callahan Consulting
I'm a high school math teacher with 9 years of experience. I have always had a passion for professional development and have recently taken on a position of education consultant with Dr. Patrick Callahan (www.callahan-consulting.org). My students are my favorite part of my job because... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Primrose C PSCC

3:15pm

842 - Put Remediation in the Hands of Your Students With AR
Limited Capacity seats available

Capture student excitement with technology and critical questioning. This session takes the tech-curious math teacher and presents steps to place remediation in the hands of students without reteaching the lesson using Augmented Reality.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45943 
 

Speakers
avatar for John Stevens

John Stevens

Chaffey JUHSD
John is an instructional math and technology coach in Southern California. He is the author of Table Talk Math and co-author of The Classroom Chef, blogs about his passions at http://fishing4tech.com, and would love to create more opportunities for kids to love mathematics.
avatar for Matt Vaudrey

Matt Vaudrey

Bonita USD
A Google Certified Innovator and EdTech Coach from Southern California, Matt brings risk-taking to the forefront of the classroom. His students — kids and adults — build confidence and motivation by taking risks in a safe environment where failure is cheap. His book, The Classroom... Read More →


Saturday October 25, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Sierra Renaissance

3:15pm

818 - The Language of Mathematics
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will explore a linguistic approach to solving word problems. They will address concepts of semantics and syntax as they analyze a number of example word problems and discuss strategies for developing their students’ mathematical fluency.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45880 
 

Speakers
avatar for John J. Gaines

John J. Gaines

STEM Department Chairman, Orion International Academy


Saturday October 25, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Woodstock One Hard Rock
  K  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8

3:15pm

819 - Developing Mathematical Thinking through Literature
Limited Capacity seats available

This session introduces paired text, demonstrates how paired text can teach mathematical practices, promotes ways to develop paired text, and shares a theoretical model for using trade books to address CCSS in mathematics.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45901 
 

Speakers
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Sara Moore

Director of Mathematics & Science, ETA hand2mind


Saturday October 25, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Ventura Renaissance
  K  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8

3:15pm

820 - Real and Virtual Manipulatives: Effectively Teach the CCSS
Limited Capacity seats available

Do your students need hands-on activities to help develop their math concepts and to help actively engage them in learning the CCSS? Discover benefits and ways to use a variety of using manipulatives in your class to help students understand math.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45902 
 

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Dykema

Kevin Dykema

Teacher, Mattawan Consolidated Schools
I'm passionate about having students understand the concepts, not just be able to do them!


Saturday October 25, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Palladium South Hard Rock
  K  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8

3:15pm

813 - Rethinking how we respond to student misconceptions
Limited Capacity seats available

The artful teacher has the ability to build confident problem solvers. It begins with how we respond to student productions in the classroom. We will look at video examples and consider alternative ways to respond to student misconceptions.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45870 

Speakers
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Kelli Wasserman

Math Consultant, CSU San Bernardino


Saturday October 25, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Chino B Renaissance

3:15pm

850 - Introduction to BLAST Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will lead you through what BLAST blended learning is and how it is implemented in the math classroom. We will learn how to incorporate station rotations and technology in order to differentiate for all students effectively.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45964 
 

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Saturday October 25, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Smoke Tree D PSCC

3:15pm

899 - Understanding CalSTRS PERS and Social Security
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation applies to teachers of all grade levels. We will be discussing the inner workings of the CalSTRS, PERS, and Social Security system and specifically how it applies to each person.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45989

Speakers

Saturday October 25, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Mesquite A