CMC Central


2017 Central Mathematics Symposium

Beyond Buzzwords – Digging Deeper

March 10 & 11, 2017

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Leadership Session – Administrators and Lead Teachers
Friday, March 10
11:30 am – 3 pm (including lunch)

Taking Action to Build a Better Profession, No Matter Your Title or Job Description
Peg Cagle

Come with an aspiration, leave with an action plan. Take stock of your current place within the mathematics education landscape, identify any untapped potential, under-developed opportunities and possible impediments to moving from aspiration to reality. Then join with others committed to improving the teaching and learning of school math to identify, capitalize on, expand, and create pathways for elevating your contributions and those of colleagues around you, without being constrained or defined by your official day job.

San Luis Obispo County Office of Education
Rancho El Chorro Auditorium
3350 Education Dr.
San Luis Obispo, CA


General Sessions – Administrators and Teachers
Saturday, March 11
9 am – 4 pm (including continental breakfast)

Keynote Session

Making Mistakes Matter – Peg Cagle

Current conversations about growth mindsets focus on eliminating shame and normalizing errors in our classrooms. See how this needs to be where we start, not end, in addressing, leveraging and capitalizing on student mistakes.


Breakout Sessions

PreK – 2: The Mathematizing Young Children Do, Elizabeth Gamino

Grades 1 – 5: Number Talks: Making the Math Visible with Models, Jamie Garner

Grades 1 – 5: This Math Was Made For Talking: Targeting Math Discussions, Christine Newell

Grades 6 – 8:  Making Sense: Practical Strategies to Support Students’ Sense-making When Dealing With Numbers, Operations, and Situations, Marissa Aoki

High School:  Academic Discourse, Tina Setser

General Interest/Special Education: Universal Design for Learning in Math Class, Meagan and Brandon Dorman

Arroyo Grande High School
495 Valley Road
Arroyo Grande, CA

Margaret DeArmond Scholarship

The California Mathematics Council Central Section supports two annual scholarships honoring Margaret DeArmond, who dedicated her career to supporting mathematics teachers and improving the quality of mathematics education. This award enables two CMC Central Section teachers with fewer than six years of teaching experience to attend the annual CMC Central Mathematics Symposium. The Margaret DeArmond Scholarship reimburses each of these teachers up to $500 for the Symposium and provides a one-year CMC membership, including a subscription to the ComMuniCator.

The deadline for the scholarship application is February 17, 2017.



The Hilton Garden Inn at Pismo Beach is offering a discounted rate for CMC Central Symposium attendees. Contact them directly at 1-805-773-6020 and ask for the ” MATH COUNCIL” discounted rate. This offer is good till February 10th, 2017 only.

Special thanks to the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education, Arroyo Grande High School and the Lucia Mar School District.


Past Symposiums

2016 Symposium Information and Resources