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CMC – Human Dimensions of Mathematics

The 2018 California Math Council – Central put on a stunning Symposium March 9-12 at the new Tulare County Office of Education in Visalia, California.  On Friday, March 9th, Leadership Session Speak Matt Larson spoke on “Overcoming Obstacles to Make Mathematics Work FOR Students”.  Saturday, March 11th, the Keynote Speaker was Leslie Hamburger on “Developing Teacher Expertise to Work with English Language Learners”.  Breakout Sessions were lead by Anne Schwartz, Jeanie Behrend, McKenzi Hurick, Priscilla Sustaita-Clark, Nacy Nagatani, Mario Valdez, Chris Atkin, Troy Hayes, Ed Campos, Duane Habecker, LaMar Queen, and Hilda Wright.  Elementary Schools students were also present to model strategies they have learned in their classrooms.  Thanks to all who work so hard for the sake of student learning!


Each February, Fresno County Office of Education provides a time and place for MATHCOUNTS CompetitionMATHCOUNTS offers fun and engaging programs that get middle school students excited about math. These programs include the MATHCOUNTS Competition Program, the MATHCOUNTS Club Program, and the MATHCOUNTS Reel Math Challenge.  This year 17 schools competed at The Satellite Student Union at Fresno State.

Winning team, Granite Ridge in Clovis!

Thank you, Jon Dueck for all your work in providing this competition.

Looking for Algebra 1 and Math 1 teachers!

If you are an Algebra I or Math I teacher, please see below.

WestEd, a not-for-profit educational research agency, has been funded by the U.S. Department of Education to conduct a study during the fall 2017 semester to evaluate the Querium StepWise™ Virtual Tutor for Algebra. StepWise is an online supplemental homework and quiz program that uses artificial intelligence to help students improve their mathematics problem solving. Aligned with Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, the intelligent tutoring system provides real-time, personalized tutoring to Algebra 1 students with the goal of achieving outcomes similar to those found with 1:1 tutoring.

Participating math teachers will receive stipends up to $850 for their involvement in this 8-week study! To participate, teachers must: a) be currently teaching Algebra I, and b) have at least part-time 1:1 student access to a computer, laptop, or tablet.

Please indicate your interest in participating by Friday, May 5th:

Please also forward this information to any Algebra 1 teachers who you think might be interested in participating. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you!

Bryan Matlen, Ph.D.
Research Associate, WestEd, STEM program

Brain-Based Learning Job

Aloha, Eric Jensen here.

Recently, my wife’s mom has had some serious health issues. It has got us (that would be myself and my wife, Diane) to think a great deal about our health and our future plans.

One thing I would LOVE to do is find people who really want to do what I do. Yes, I LOVE doing my job, but it is time to be looking for the next generation of fresh faces.

That’s right; do amazing summer trainings for large groups to help both individuals and schools boost student learning. 

Actually, you would have to more than WANT to do it. You would have to SERIOUSLY want it. Maybe you have already been building your career ladder so that you CAN do it. You would have to be COMMITTED enough to jump through the hoops to be READY to do it. You would have to have the RESOURCES (time, money and family support) to actually make it happen. 

If I have described you, maybe it is time to make your move. Please complete the online application so I know you are “out there” and be ready for your next move.

To get started, CLICK HERE.

Thank you.

With gratitude, 

Eric Jensen, Ph.D.

Jensen Learning 


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