SAME CONFERENCE

Visit the Official Sacramento Area Mathematic Educators (SAME) website at www.csus.edu/coe/same.

The Sacramento Area Mathematics Educators works to support a network of teachers in sharing good ideas about a balanced approach to teaching for fluency and understanding.  This year’s conference will involve teachers and students!

2019 SAME Conference Schedule

9:00-9:30am Check-in
9:30-10:00am Welcome & Ignite Talks
10:05-11:05am Break-out Session #1
11:10-12:10pm Break-out Session #2
12:10-1:00pm Moveable Feast: Lunch, Door Prizes, & Networking
1:00-1:40pm A Look at Student Competiton Problems
1:45-2:05pm Student Competition Exhibits
2:05-2:30pm Award Ceremony & Dessert

The Ignite Talks were so popular last year, we're bringing them back for 2019! Ignite talks is a series of presentations where each speaker has five minutes to talk about a topic that they are passionate about, accompanied by 20 slides that automatically advance every 15 seconds. Intrigued? See an example of an Ignite Talk below! This year we will have Ignite Talks by Scott Farrand, Joe McLean, Deb Stetson, and Julie Swenson. .

Conference Information

  • The SAME Conference will be held on March 2, 2019 from 9:30am to 3:00pm.
  • Registration will open shortly, please check back soon!
  • The cost is $30 with SAME Membership or $20 if you've already paid your dues at Asilomar.*
    (registrations after February 23rd will incur a $10 late fee)
  • Payment options: Purchase Order, personal check, credit card (Visa or Mastercard)
  • Cost includes 3 break-out sessions, discussion with students over their competition entries, lunch, raffle tickets, and fun with mathematics!

How to Pay via Purchase Order:
If you already have a purchase order:

  • Download a registration form
  • Fax or email registration form and PO to (916) 278-5084 or debbie@csus.edu
  • Mail the original PO to the MASE Office (address is on the registration form)

If you do not already have a purchase order:

  • Have your principal or district office (whoever has approved payment) email Debbie Dennick at debbie@csus.edu confirming that they have approved payment. 
  • Fax your registration form to (916) 278-5084 or email it to debbie@csus.edu
  • When you receive the PO fax it to the above number
  • Mail the original PO to the MASE Office (address is below and on the registration form)

Certificates of Attendance Signed forms will be available following the close of the conference.

Questions
Contact Debbie Dennick (debbie@csus.edu) or at (916) 278-4497

Looking for materials and videos from the 2018 SAME Conference?

Click here to view the Ignite! talks by Deb Stetson, David Chun, & Scott Farrand

Click here to view materials from various SAME Conference workshops

Download the 2017 SAME Information Packet

Take a look back at our 2018 Break-Out Sessions while we finalize our schedule for March 2019!

Break-Out Sessions

Please indicate your session interest on the registration form so that we can have an idea for organizational purposes. Sessions will be open to maximum room capacity on the day of the conference. (Your choice will not be "binding"!) See below for titles of each break-out session, or download a full description of all break-out sessions.

Math Break-Out Sessions
Download full descriptions
What do we do now? Once the math lesson is over,
how do you keep practicing math skills? (K-2nd)
Problem Solving with Young Learners (K-5th)
Flexible Planning: New Strategies for Teaching Without
Traditional Lesson Plans (6th-9th)
Little Activities with a Big Bang (6th-12th)
Equity, Mathematics, and Mindset (6th-12th) Desmos - More than a CAASPP Calbulator (7th-12th)

 

Student Competition Problem Break-Out Sessions
Download Student Competition Handout
Student Problem 1 Cost of Shoes
Student Problem 2 Ice-Cream Flavors
Student Problem 3 Noodles in the Pool

 

Information on Student Competition (From 2018, check-back for updates for 2019)

Students from selected teachers of grades 3 through 12 will be offered the opportunity to compete and submit their explanations of their solutions to one of two problems given.  Explanations can be written, audio, video or a combination thereof.  Submissions will be evaluated on the content and clarity of the explanation and not on the type of medium used to communicate it.  Teacher attendees at the conference will be able to peruse the student work and talk to student competitors should they choose to attend. Judges will score each submission on the basis of a rubric. Top achievers at each grade level will be recognized and awarded prizes.

Students from selected teachers of grades 3 through 12 will be offered the opportunity to compete and submit their explanations of their solutions to one of two problems given.  Explanations can be written, audio, video or a combination thereof.  Submissions will be evaluated on the content and clarity of the explanation and not on the type of medium used to communicate it.  Teacher attendees at the conference will be able to peruse the student work and talk to student competitors should they choose to attend. Judges will score each submission on the basis of a rubric. Top achievers at each grade level will be recognized and awarded prizes.

Check out the problems and more information on student competition by clicking link below. Because we don't have an infinite supply of judges to score student entries, we have to control the number of teachers we invite to have their students participate--but WE HAVE ROOM TO ADD MORE TEACHERS. Please contact our Student Competition Coordinator  Lori Fury  at <lfury@wpusd.k12.ca.us> if you are interested in having your students participate.  Each teacher can submit 2 student entries, but you can have your own internal class competition, and then send the 2 best entries in to be part of our competition.  

Student Competition Information & Problems from last year (March 2018)

Questions?
Contact Debbie Dennick via email <debbie@csus.edu> or at (916) 278-4497.