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

Thank you for making the conference a huge success!

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See you next year, November  6-7, 2015!!
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Friday, October 24


120 - Build Productive Mathematical Thinkers Mesquite GMary Cavanagh 121 - Land of Ten-Activities for Place Value Learning Chino AMichelle Kubiak • Susan Kunze 180 - Mathematical Modeling - Problem Solving in Action! Smoke Tree ABetty Gasque 190 - Taylor Series: A Beautiful Story Behind a Most Dreaded Topic Plaza ABence Szamosfalvi 191 - Calculus Before Calculus Plaza BSusan Keeble 101 - How Old is the Shepherd? Primrose ARobert Kaplinsky 137 - Transforming Mathematical Practices into Action Santa RosaJuli Dixon 143 - Engineering a Number Line – a Common Core unit for all ages Primrose CBrent Ferguson 144 - Promoting Mathematical Discourse: Mystery Bags, Speed Dating Primrose DMark Ellis • Susanna Meza 152 - Polynomials, Logarithms and Trigonometric Functions AndreasAnna Kwak 153 - Merging the 'Bookends' of STEM: Science and math Chino BLeann Iacuone • Jeff Lukens 163 - Writing activities that SUPPORT common core initiatives Mesquite BDr. Robert Gerver 164 - The Art of Questioning: Transforming Your PLC Smoke Tree BJennifer Wilson 172 - Mira Mira on the Wall: Hands on Constructions in Geometry SierraKyndall Brown 193 - Strengthen statistical interpretations with technology Smoke Tree DLinda Saeta 195 - Estimating a Margin of Error from a Sample Survey TapestryDaren Starnes 196 - Providing Students Specific Feedback from Diagnostic Data Roxy OneBruce Arnold 105 - Build Competent Problem Solvers with Rubrics not Percentages Smoke Tree CTim Hudson 112 - Problems Per Primary Pupils Primrose BCook Marcy 113 - Illustrating Common Core Standards through math tasks PasadenaJody Guarino 110 - Counting & Number Sense with Young Children Smoke Tree EHasmik Cochran • Linnea Paul 111 - 3 Reasons Kids Don’t Know Addition Facts And How to Help Palm CanyonChristina Tondevold 148 - La Cucina Matematica: Free Tools for your Math Kitchen Roxy TwoJohn Stevens • Matt Vaudrey 149 - NSPIRE PROBLEM SOLVERS WITH DOC PLAYER Smoke Tree FSherrina Clark


203 - Reasoning, discovering, and critiquing with networked tasks Primrose BEli Luberoff 220 - CCSS and Math Fact Fluency Plaza CEileen Salsman 280 - ATTACKING FINANCE PROBLEMs ALGEBRAICALLY Mesquite BDr. Robert Gerver 290 - Calculus Before Calculus Plaza ASusan Keeble 245 - Got the HOTS for Math? Woodstock TwoChris Shore 246 - Using Google Forms for Quick Formative Assessments Smoke Tree DRachel Lasek 247 - Are Students Using Technology or Is Technology Using Them? Mesquite HAvery Pickford 252 - Notebook with Foldables: A Tool to Organize Student Learning SierraBence Szamosfalvi 261 - The Great Applied Problem & Other Individualized Activities Mesquite ETom Reardon 262 - Put Yourself in Your Algebra Problems with Digital Video Smoke Tree BAllan Bellman 206 - Integrated Mathematics Courses: 'a-g' & Common Core Aligned Chino BOghwa Ladner • Stephen Mason 270 -Sidewalks of Prague Smoke Tree CMaureen Burkhart • Michelle Katz 271 - The reaL WORLD: TI-NSPIRE pALM SPRINGS Smoke Tree AScott Bricker • Monique Harrison 272 - Solutions, Extraneous Solutions, & the Logic of Solving Eqns AndreasJoshua Chesler 295 - Projects Promote Statistical Understanding: Common Core & AP TapestryDaren Starnes 291 - “MOVING” THROUGH CALCULUS – ANIMATIONS PROPEL UNDERSTANDING Primrose DAudrey Weeks 210 - K-2 CGI Addition and Subtraction Problem Types Plaza DRosa 211 - Children's Invented Algorithms: A CGI Perspective Smoke Tree ENick Johnson 212 - Simple Accommodations for IEP Students in your Classroom CactusTricia Bagnas 213 - Literature and Manipulatives—Use BOTH to Teach the Standards VenturaSara Moore • David Schwartz 214 - Scaffolding Academic Language in Math for Accessing Rigor Palm CanyonDeborah Shepherd 215 - Supporting English Language Development In Math San JacintoShelah Feldstein • Kim Webb 216 - Real and Virtual Manipulatives: Effectively Teach the CCSS Santa RosaKevin Dykema 205 - Building the plane while flying: Our story of implementation Mesquite GKathy Bradley • Angela Torres 248 - Exploring Project Based Learning through the lens of CCSS Roxy TwoAmy Callahan • Jade White 299 - Finding and Addressing Common Core Math Gaps from K to 12 Mesquite AFrankie Mata


301 - Come On In the Math is Fine! Dive into the CA Math Framework Primrose CTom Adams • Lisa Grant 302 - Mathematical Reasoning: Why we are bad at it Primrose APatrick Callahan 336 - Barbie, Ken and STEM: Tasks and Projects to Prompt Learning Woodstock OneCarole Greenes 348 - To own the MATH is to love the math Chino BJeff Lukens 349 - Apps -- an unusual key to problem solving RoxyFILLINGDiana Herrington 351 - Desmos: Infinite graphing power on every device. For free. Mesquite BMichael Fenton 352 - CCSS, Questioning Techniques, Technology, and Rich Tasks Mesquite ETom Reardon 353 - Trike Wars! How great tasks create great problem solvers AndreasMitch Heethius • Marti Hoyt 363 - “MOVING” THROUGH ALGEBRA – ANIMATIONS PROPEL UNDERSTANDING Primrose DAudrey Weeks 370 - Using Anchor Tasks to Drive Instructional Shifts Smoke Tree BKyle Atkin 371 - Using Technology to Enhance Common Core Mathematics Smoke Tree DFILLINGMyra Deister 372 - Competence and Confidence with the TI-Nspire CX CAS Smoke Tree AJoanne Ryan 373 - Formulas No More: The Power of Inductive Reasoning SierraAlexandra Lee • Bence Szamosfalvi 393 - Strengthen statistical interpretations with technology Smoke Tree ELinda Saeta 390 - Calculus in the cc ERA: HOW THE cc mP'S relate TO CALCulus Plaza AEric Shulman 395 - Statistics, Sports, and Real Research: a new experiment TapestryWilliam Thill 313 - Do the Math, Talk the Math Mesquite DJames Christman • Gordon Smoire 307 - Common Core Circles: Selecting Awesome tasks Smoke Tree CBruce Grip • Dina Williams 310 - Building Number Sense and a Love of Math for Life Mesquite GBob Sornson 311 - 3 Steps to Move From Procedural to Conceptual Teaching Palm CanyonChristina Tondevold


401 - CA Math Framework: A Tool for Teachers of English Learners Primrose CJose Dorado • Deborah Franklin • Lisa Grant 403 -Preparing Problem Solvers to Think Mathematically PasadenaCathy Seeley 421 - demystifying dice - games for exploring operations, and more VenturaJane Felling 422 - Math Happens When Children Wonder About What Authors Write Woodstock TwoDavid Schwartz 491 - I Love My AP Calculus Class! Plaza BHoward Alcosser 495 - Building Confidence with CCSS Statistical Inference TapestryJason Molesky • Douglas Tyson 437 - Effective CCSS Math Prep Through Personalized Learning Pueblo BRaymond Ramos 444 - Be Creative with Problems, Projects and Performance Tasks Palladium NorthMarcella Cook • Linda Faulk 452 - Turning Students Into Posers + Solvers Mesquite BMichael Fenton 464 - Put Yourself in Your Algebra Problems with Digital Video Smoke Tree BAllan Bellman 470 - The Task at Hand: Making Task-Based Learning Work for You SierraNate Goza • Liem Tran 471 - My (brief?) Journey as a Geometry Textbook Author/Publisher Mesquite EBill Doherty 490 - Problem-Solving with the FUNdaMENTAL Theorem Plaza ABrent Ferguson 466 - Mathematical Modeling with Strawberries and videos Primrose DSean Nank 411 - Making Math Meaningful: Problem Solving with Place Value Chino AKimberly Rimbey 412 - Orchestrating Powerful Discussions Beyond Show and Tell Mesquite CJody Guarino • Cathery Yeh 413 - Building Conceptual Understanding of Number & Operations Mesquite DSara Moore 414 - Math Literacy: Independent Problem SolvingStrategies Plaza DDanielle Moore 415 - Use CCSS OA Problems to Implement the Mathematical Practices CatalinaKaren Fuson 406 - Common Core Circles: Enacting Awesome Tasks Smoke Tree CMichael Farber • Jennifer Montgomery 405 - Empowering African American and Latino Youth for Success Mojave Lrng CtrLarry Bell 445 - Tricks of the Trade AndreasFILLINGMichael Serra 499 - A Step Beyond STEAM Mesquite AMaz Wright
Saturday, October 25


501 - Erase Math Failure Through Mindset & Multi-dimensional Math PasadenaJo Boaler 506 - Developing a Lens of Structure to Build Mathematical Meaning SierraCasey Hawthorne • Beth Rackliffe 551 - Getting Students to Talk Confidently (about Math!) Palladium NorthKathleen Strange 552 - Desmos: Infinite graphing power on every device. For free. Mesquite FMichael Fenton 553 - Building Mathematicians Through Rich Experiences Mojave Lrng CtrVanessa Cerrahoglu • Jeremy Hansuvadha 562 - Persevering through Algebra 1 and Geometry Problems Smoke Tree BKatie Martinez 563 - Problems that Motivate Students & Necessitate Geom Concepts Plaza ASuzie Fore • Jannelle Olivier 571 - The Pressure of Hitting Two Birds with One Stone Chino ALeann Iacuone • Elizabeth Wilson Ludy 594 - A Statistics project with Geogebra Smoke Tree FTuyetdong Phan-Yamada • Walter Yamada 550 - Algebra In Disguise: That’s Magic Chino BBianca Converse • Cherlyn Converse 565 - Dynamic Algebra Building Competent Confident Problem Solvers Pueblo AChris Mackenzie 510 - LET'S EXPLORE THE COMMON CORE WITH MATH ON THE FLOOR! Mesquite GWendy Hill 512 - Using Language to Develop Addition and Subtraction Concepts Roxy TwoRosemary Irons 513 - Increase Mastery of Addition and Subtraction VenturaMary Peterson 514 - Number Sense Routines that Support the SMPs Pueblo BMelissa Canham 507 - CCS Problem Solving for English Learners – It is Possible! Woodstock Two 508 - leverage the mathematical Practices to build perseverance Primrose AMatt Larson 509 - Building Better Blends Mesquite HMyeisha Phillips • Erich Zeller 505 - Learn How To Integrate Filmmaking and Mathematics Santa RosaJohn J. Gaines • Rogelio Villasano Jr. 599 - Introduction to Bridges in Mathematics K-5 Mesquite APia Hansen • Rick Ludeman


601 - offering a thought-provoking experience through math Primrose BEdward Burger 620 - Using the iPad in Math to Increase problem solving skills VenturaMary Peterson 621 - Mental Math Means Mastering Number Facts and Much More Palladium SouthRosemary Irons 680 - Modeling the Suez Canal: A $Million System of Equations Roxy OneDan Teague 646 - Using Google Forms for Quick Formative Assessments Mesquite DRachel Lasek 647 - TI Navigator system--The right tool for the job Smoke Tree ANaomi Fried-Kokason • Tania Lopez- Hipple 648 - Using Digital Storytelling to Bring California CCSM to Life CatalinaStephanie Castleberry • Bryan Portnoy 649 - Quantitative Problem Solving: the Parametric Approach Mojave Lrng CtrManuel Chavez 650 - Building Structures That Guide Student Sense-Making Plaza BJavier Garcia 651 - Getting Students to Talk Confidently (about Math!) Palladium NorthKathleen Strange 652 - Lots of Squares: An example from the Digital Library Mesquite CSean Nank • Tiffany Obrien 663 - Preparing for New CCSSM Geometry Standards Plaza DFrances Henderson • Osvaldo Soto 670 - Crocodiles, Logs and the Mathematical Practice Standards Primrose CGail Burrill 672 - Creating quality Common Core assessments and activities Chino BSarah Jensen 696 - Implementing CCSS for HS students starting the CC experience TapestryKristine Cunningham • Jeanette Scott 665 - Dynamic Algebra Building Competent Confident Problem Solvers Pueblo AChris Mackenzie 610 - Be Precise: Link Addition and Subtraction CactusRob Nickerson 611 - Problem Solving in the Primary Grades Mesquite FGohar Hamo • Matthieu Hamo 612 - Empowering Teachers to Transform Numeracy Chino AVicki Breneman 613 - CGI and the Common Core Pueblo BKim Morchower 614 - Engineering in the Elementary Santa RosaJohn J. Gaines • Rogelio Villasano Jr. 616 - Teaching English Language Learners through Rich Math Tasks Smoke Tree CGlenn Kenyon • Noam Szoke 615 - Mathematical Practice Standards in Action Mesquite GAnn Trescott 671 - Problem solving with π Smoke Tree FKellie Evans • Kyle Ramstad 699 - Differentiated Implementation of the Problem Based Task Mesquite ARebecca Johnson


701 - Fake-World Math: Math Modeling Gone Wrong & Getting It Right Primrose BDan Meyer 720 - Building measurement tools to build understanding San JacintoJulie Joseph 795 - Teaching Sampling and Experiments IN AP Statistics Palm CanyonJason Molesky • Douglas Tyson 790 - Learning Calculus through explorations Mesquite EMimi Yang 737 - Literacy and the CCSSM: Reading & Writing for Understanding Smoke Tree EDavid Pugalee 746 - Transformulas: simplifying relationships with hi & lo tech SierraJedidiah Butler 748 - The Creepy Roller Coaster Ride: Building A Common Core Unit Woodstock TwoChris Shore 750 - Problems that Motivate Students&Necessitate Algebra Concepts Plaza ASuzie Fore • Jannelle Olivier 752 - Do the Math: Like Your Life Depends On It Roxy TwoJohn Berray • Jennifer North Morris 763 - Transforming How We Make Sense of Congruence and Similarity Roxy OneJennifer Wilson 766 - Yawning is Contagious? Testing for differences in Algebra 2 CatalinaJared Derksen 770 - Standards for Mathematical Practice in an Urban Context Mesquite BKyndall Brown 771 - Exploring Mean, Median, and Mode in the Common Core for HS AndreasAmy Aviv • Susan Sim-Kim 796 - Exploring Project Based Learning through the lens of CCSS TapestryAmy Callahan • Jade White 749 - Asynchronous Explorations Smoke Tree DGreg Baird • Brandon Luke 710 - Moving Students Forward: Formative Assessment in K-2 Plaza DSara Moore 711 - Make Sense of Number Relationships with Number Lines K-2 CactusAnn Carlyle 712 - Three Reads: Solving Rigorous Math Tasks with Understanding! Mesquite GBarbara Blanke 713 - Walk the Number Line for Problem Solving! Primrose DKim Sutton 714 - Use CCSS OA Problems to Implement the Mathematical Practices Pueblo BKaren Fuson 709 - Teach Number Sense with More Understanding and Less Counting Palladium SouthJoan Cotter 799 - Dial up the “math noise” in your classroom Mesquite AMelissa Heinz • Stephanie Patterson


801 - Teaching Math Using Real-world topics Primrose BKarim Ani 880 - Modeling the Suez Canal: A $Million System of Equations Plaza ADan Teague 895 - Building Confidence with CCSS Probability Palm CanyonJason Molesky • Douglas Tyson 834 - Modeling with Mathematics to Promote Better Problem Solvers Plaza CMichele Appleby • Hilda Castillo 841 - Occupy Mars High Motivational STEAM++ Project Based-Learning Mojave Lrng CtrBob Barboza 847 - Using iPads Effectively with One or a Class Set Mesquite BTom Reardon 848 - Using Feedback & Revision to Improve Communicating Reasoning Primrose CPatrick Callahan • Jessica Balli Murk 852 - Do the Math: Like Your Life Depends On It Roxy TwoJohn Berray • Jennifer North Morris 853 - Trike Wars! How great tasks create great problem solvers AndreasMitch Heethius • Marti Hoyt 863 - Transforming How We Make Sense of Congruence and Similarity Roxy OneJennifer Wilson 842 - Put Remediation in the Hands of Your Students With AR SierraJohn Stevens • Matt Vaudrey 815 - The Parallel journeys of assessment and instruction Chino ACarolyn Olijnek 816 - Empowering Teachers to Transform Numeracy Mesquite DVicki Breneman 818 - The Language of Mathematics Woodstock OneJohn J. Gaines 819 - Developing Mathematical Thinking through Literature VenturaWilliam Bintz • Sara Moore 820 - Real and Virtual Manipulatives: Effectively Teach the CCSS Palladium SouthKevin Dykema 811 - Systematic measurement of PROGRESS: eSSENTIAL mATH SKILLS Smoke Tree CBob Sornson 812 - Math Club: How Math As Play Builds Core Competencies Smoke Tree ELaura Overdeck • Diana Pecina 813 - Rethinking how we respond to student misconceptions Chino BLaura Wallace • Kelli Wasserman 814 - NUMBER TALKS AND FRAYER MODELS Mesquite CMichelle Armenta • Susan Ritchie 810 - Building Number Sense and Problem Solving Readiness Pueblo BWendy Moulton • Cathy Nguyen 850 - Introduction to BLAST Learning Smoke Tree DBlaine Matis 899 - Understanding CalSTRS PERS and Social Security Mesquite ATodd Beckmann