Get Students to See Their Own Cleverness! 

Our series of Saturday seminars will focus on engaging students in mathematical curiosity, lifting and honoring and pursuing THEIR insights, while using questions to advance the trajectory of learning.  We will be offering seminars virtually navigating the use of digital tools to see each person's thinking and to foster collaboration between learners.   


march 13th

register for the Last seminar

of the year!

March 13, 2021

Join us to play with some math, investigating and making conjectures with a new task about whole numbers.

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Oct 3

Online via Zoom



Nov 7

Online via Zoom



Dec 12

Online via Zoom



Feb 6

Online via Zoom



Mar 13

Online via Zoom




Each seminar:

  1. Engage virtually in a low floor-high ceiling mathematical task, experiencing how it feels as a learner

  2. Reflect upon the learning experience focusing on moments of feeling clever and mathematical identity

  3. Reflect upon virtual engagement and new learnings to take away

Math appetizers

Be ready to dive in at the start of our Saturdays! We will provide a sneak peek, some "math appetizers" to pique your curiosity and get you in a math mindset. They will be sent a week prior to the seminar so you can find the time that works best for you. We just ask  you return your thinking by 9:30am the day of the seminar so we can review it before we start.

The fine print


The cost per session is $20.00 and includes

  • "Math Appetizers" sent out a week prior to each event to help you get in a math mindset and prepared for the seminar

  • Digital copy of all the materials used in the seminar

  • Optional "office hours" 30 minutes the day before each event to assist with Zoom or other registration questions

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Please check with your organization to ensure the CEUs we offer meet your employer/school district's requirements.

In order to earn the units you must attend 4 of the 5 Saturday Seminars offered during the 2020-2021 school year.

CEU cost for 1 unit is $100.00.

Please notify us by e-mail 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 allotted 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 at (916) 278-4497 or


Sense-Making for Teachers and Students

"With an education, you have everything you need to rise above the noise and fulfill every last one of your dreams."  Michelle Obama, #LetGirlsLearn

The Mathematics Project at Sacramento State is a professional home for teachers to hone the craft of teaching embracing every student's brilliant potential and fostering every student's thinking, conjecturing, and reasoning.  We work to create access and provide support for high level mathematics for ALL students.  

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