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Saturday Seminars are designed to strengthen your math knowledge and to Talk Teaching Moves as we debrief lessons.


Experience the Standards of Mathematical Practice as you work in random groups and collaborate with peers at vertical whiteboard stations, following the practices of Building Thinking Classrooms. Reflect as a teacher about student autonomy, identity, and discourse.


A week before each Saturday we will send out a "math appetizer" to be done ahead of time and prepare you for the day's activities.

math appetizers for Fall 2022

We are excitedly planning for our seminars this fall! Check back here for more information before each Saturday Seminar for the Math Appetizers and teasers!

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math appetizers for november 19

First, a teaser for the actual event... How can mathematics help us learn more about each other’s lives--providing a window into someone else’s world and a mirror into your own world? Register to see how we answer this question!

For our appetizer, we will take a small peek into this theory of how math can tell a story. Check out this slide deck or an abbreviated version. Registered teachers will be provided with an expanded slide deck.

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math appetizers for October 1

Our Math Appetizer was about a dancing square. That's right, a dancing square, not a square dance!

Curious? Check out this video and slide deck from Deb Stetson explaining the problem.

Registered teachers will be provided with an expanded slide deck a week before the seminar.

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The fine print


The cost per session is $30.00

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
You can purchase 1.6 units for an additional $120, you must attend all four sessions and participate in the Math Appetizers to qualify for units. Please check with your organization to ensure the CEUs we offer meet your employer/school district's requirements.

Cancellation policy
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

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