Saturday Seminar Series: Sense-Making for Teachers





October 13, 2018 9:30am-3:00pm Sac State


November 17, 2018

9:30am-3:00pm Sac State


December 8, 2018 9:30am-3:00pm Sac State


January 26, 2019 9:30am-3:00pm Sac State


February 9, 2019 9:30am-3:00pm Sac State


April 6, 2018 9:30am-3:00pm Sac State


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Focus for 2018-2019: Perseverance and Identity: Building Opportunities to Be Clever

Saturday Seminars include information on how to create and implement student tasks that provide students opportunities to make sense, persevere, reason abstractly, construct viable arguments, analyze the reasoning of others, develop mathematical models to explore or understand situations and phenomenon, select tools appropriate for the task at hand, use and communicate appropriate levels of precision, recognize and apply structure, and recognize and apply repeated reasoning. You probably recognized all of those actions as the Standards of Mathematical Practice.

Attend Saturday Seminars to...

  • Experience math yourself. Nurture your own mathematical identity as a math doer and thinker as you work on problems in small groups engaging in sense-making, patterning, quantifying and constructing viable arguments.
  • Making teaching transparent. Observe & identify specific moves we used to give multiple opportunities to think and reason, the way we structure the mathematical progression of the lesson and the message that sends to learners about their capabilities, the way we build mathematical identities of learners and class culture, all of which can be used with your students
  • Create opportunities for students to be clever. Collaborate with grade-level partners to adjust tasks to create opportunities for student talk, and to create specific progression of tasks and teacher moves to nurture student contributions that build their images of themselves as math doers.

Although we recognize Saturday time is precious, we know that you will find the time spent with us valuable, and hope that you can join us.

The cost per session is $45.00 or $40.00 per session if you sign up for 3 or more at the same time! Lunch is included in the registration fees!

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Please check with your organization to ensure the CEUs we offer meet your employer/school district's requirements. CEUs are optional. CEU cost for 2 units are $120.00.
You can purchase units up to two weeks after the last class.

Please notify MASE Center in writing, by e-mail or fax no less than five days prior to your first class meeting* for a full refund. If your request is received five days before the course begins, you may transfer the full amount of your paid fees to another date in the series or receive a full refund, less a $10 processing fee. If you do not attend the course or notify us in the alloted time, you will not receive a refund. All refunds will be issued by check. Checks require one month for clearance prior to processing refunds. Refund checks are processed within four to six weeks.

* A five day notice does not include weekends or holidays. E-mail your request to or send a fax to (916) 278-5480.

If you need more information or have questions, contact Debbie Dennick, Events Coordinator at (916) 278-4497 or