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California Mathematics Council Community Colleges

California Mathematics Council Community Colleges

California Mathematics Council Community Colleges

2021 Fall Conference, Dec 10-11, 2021

While it is true the COVID 19 pandemic is winding down, and things should be returning to close to normal in the near future, due to an excess of caution the 49th Annual Fall Conference will be held virtually via Zoom. The Fall 2021 CMC3 Conference will take place on Friday, Friday, December 10, 2021 from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm and Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 9:30 am to 2:15 pm. It will follow the same format used for our virtual conference last December.

Please check back here again in the future for updated information.

Conference Registration

Registration is now open for the CMC3 Fall 2021 Conference. Registration is $50 and includes an additional year's membership in CMC3. Please register for the conference. Remember, the funds raised are not only used to pay conference costs, they also go to fund scholarships for community college students.

Conference Happy Hours!

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Socializing with peers before, during, and after the conference, has always been an important and pleasant part of conference attendence. The pandemic and the resulting move to remote conferences has made it even more important to find ways to connect with colleagues and coworkers. As was done last year, we'll be holding a couple of remote happy hours during the conference.

This conference, our partner is Rapscallion Spirits, of Ukiah. They are providing us with a pair of drink recipes, and a nice sampler of their spirits that can be purchased and used in the conference cocktails, as well as enjoyed during the upcoming holidays. Be sure to purchase yours soon so you'll have it in hand to enjoy during the the conference.

On Friday night, we'll be featuring an Apple Pie Hot Toddy, and on Saturday at lunch, we'll be enjoying the Agave Old Fashioned.

Call for Student Presentations

CMC3 invites community college mathematics students to participate in the student presentation contest at our Fall Conference. We encourage all types of presentations that present some aspect of mathematics (math history, math education, problem solving, mathematical modeling, algebra, calculus, topology, statistics, etc), and provide these guidelines for your presentation.

Presentations will be judged in the week leading up to the conference, and cash scholarships up to $300 will be awarded to the winners.

Presenters will upload their video presentations to FlipGrid no later than Monday December 6, 2021, using join code e8c4634e, or the QR code shown below.

QR Code for a Student Presentation

The title of your submission needs to include – The title of your presentation, your name(s), and the name of your faculty mentor. Students are limited to two student presenters per entry, and faculty mentor must be a member in good standing of CMC3.

Friday Keynote Speaker: Beth Chance
Incorporating "Social Justice" and Multivariable Thinking Topics in Introductory Statistics Courses

Building on recent innovations in using technology in statistics classrooms, this presentation will explore new opportunities for bringing "new contexts" (e.g. income inequality, immigration patters) into introductory statistics college classrooms to engage students with actual data and multivariable thinking.

Beth Chance

Beth Chance is an internationally renowned statistics educator, researcher, and author. She has been teaching statistics in mathematics and statistics departments for 25 years. Beth has been involved in curriculum development, textbook writing, teacher professional development, pedagogical research, and applet design. She is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and winner of the Waller Education Award for excellence in the teaching of undergraduate statistics.

  • Schedule Friday, December 10

  • 4:30 - 5:00 pm

    Presider: Jennifer Carlin-Goldberg, Santa Rosa Junior College

  • 5:00 - 6:00 pm
    • Room 1: Redefining Rigor in Math: Become a Warm Demander Online

      Speaker: Michelle Pacansky-Brock, CVC-OEI@ONE

    • Room 2: Grade for Equity as a College Math Instructor

      Speaker: Jeff Anderson, Foothill College

    • Room 3: Triangles: Springboards to Linear Functions

      Speaker: Perri Gellman, Palomar College

    • Room 4: Redefine the Textbook with Multimedia, Visualizations, and Games

      Speaker: Larry Green, Lake Tahoe Community College

  • 6:00 - 6:30 pm

    Presider: Katia Fuchs, City College of San Francisco

  • 6:30 - 7:30 pm
    Incorporating "Social Justice" and Multivariable Thinking Topics in Introductory Statistics Courses

    Speaker: Beth Chance, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

  • Schedule Saturday, December 11

  • 9:15 - 9:30 am

    Presider: Jennifer Carlin-Goldberg, Santa Rosa Junior College

  • 9:30 - 10:30 am
    • Room 1: Corequisite Design that Supports Strong and Equitable Completion of Transfer-Level Math

      Speaker: Tammi Marshall, Cuyamaca College

    • Room 2: Classroom Structures that Promote Equity

      Speaker: Hal Huntsman, Antelope Valley College

    • Room 3: How to Deter/Detect Cheating and Insprire Learning in the Age of Zoom

      Speaker: Jay Lehmann, College of San Mateo

    • Room 4: A FREE Corequisite College-Ready Math System - The Consortium Grows!

      Speaker: Barbara Illowsky, De Anza College & Richard Rasiej, Santa Monica

  • 10:30 - 11:00 am

    Presider: Katia Fuchs, City College of San Francisco

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Room 1: Promoting Student Engagement in Introductory Statistics Using Socially Relevant and Real Data

      Speaker: Kathy Kubo, College of the Canyons

    • Room 2: Creating an All-Inclusive, Equity-Minded, Active Learning Classroom in Mathematics

      Speaker: Dr. Sophia Lee, Citrus College

    • Room 3: Maximizing Gateway Math Throughput for Students Who Did Not Complete Algebra 2 in High School

      Speaker: Craig Hayward, Bakersfield College & Terrence Willett, Cabrillo College

    • Room 4: Teaching Introductory Data Science

      Speakers: Katia Fuchs, City College of San Francisco, Eric Van Dusen, UC Berkeley

  • 12:00 - 12:30 pm

    Presider: Chantal Cimmiyotti, Mendocino College

  • 12:30 - 1:00 pm

    Presider: Jennifer Carling-Goldberg

  • 1:00 - 2:00 pm

    Title: AB 705: Is it Working?
    Speaker: Myra Snell, Los Medanos College

  • 2:00 - 2:15 pm

    Presider: Katia Fuchs, City College of San Francisco

Future CMC3 Conferences

Information about future conferences is available. For conference information, contact the Conference Chair. For registration information contact the Membership Chair