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

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Friday, October 24
 

10:30am

200 - Determining What Children Know: Dynamic vs. Static Assessment
Most forms of assessment, even when they are called “formative”, do little but look at children’s answers and their capacity to write explanations of how they got them. Genuine assessment needs to be more dynamic: it needs to capture where a child is on the landscape of learning for a given topic by focusing on the progressive development of strategies, big ideas, and ways of modeling over time. It needs to focus on where a child is on the landscape and what is just out of reach, but coming into view. In this session, we will look at assessment using the landscapes as a lens and gathering data through: 1) portfolios; 2) formal items designed to capture how children are mathematizing; and, 3) the wise and careful use of digital environments.   

Speakers

Friday October 24, 2014 10:30am - 11:00am
Primrose C PSCC

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

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

201 - Decisions and Shifts Required by the Common Core State Stds
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers, Admin & Parents are confronted with significant change in K-12 education, requiring changes in content and instructional practices. Negotiating these shifts and decisions will be discussed, curricular & assessment tools introduced & shared.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44191 

Speakers
avatar for David Foster

David Foster

Executive Director, Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative
David Foster is the executive director of the Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative (SVMI) comprised of over 160 member districts in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Besides the intensive work in California, SVMI consults across the country including New York, Illinois, Massachusetts... Read More →


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

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

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 University
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
 
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 University
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

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
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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

603 - Number Talks in High School: Shifting the Classroom Culture
Limited Capacity seats available

To make the Practices central, we need a class culture that supports mathematical conversations. We will discuss videos of preservice high school teachers learning to lead Number Talks and how this supported the growth of both teachers and students.
Evaluation Poll Code: 44995 

Speakers

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

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

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
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Karim Ani

Mathalicious


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

3:15pm

802 - Leading Mathematics Change Across a School District
Limited Capacity seats available

We will describe our work leading a low achieving district towards mathematics change. We will share about our work with teachers, parents, administrators and the school board, and our ongoing mission towards widespread change through youcubed.org.
Evaluation Poll Code: 45862 

Speakers
avatar for Jo Boaler

Jo Boaler

Professor of Mathematics Education, Stanford University
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 3:15pm - 4:44pm
Primrose A PSCC