Designing "Math that Sticks"

Would you like to increase engagement, connections and retention of student’s mathematical understandings? If so, join our community of math teachers/learners as we examine and apply research based strategies focused on how to create magical math moments to address these challenges.

In each session we will.....

  • investigate effective math teaching practices
  • highlight financial literacy for elementary students
  • integrate STEM/STEAM activities to support curriculum
  • use games to support conceptual understanding
  • incorporate literature into the math classroom
  • collaborate with peers
  • participate in math from a learner’s perspective

Bring your electronic device and teacher materials - you will have time to plan how you might include new material into your curriculum.

Session Focus:

  • September 28th: Setting the Stage - becoming the “Ambitious Teacher”. In this session we will investigate ambitious mathematics teaching which involves skilled techniques of eliciting and responding to ALL students, so that they learn worthwhile mathematics
  • November 2nd: Engaging in the Mathematics - the “why” of learning. Exploring the use of different tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving as well as investigating how to build procedural fluency and conceptual understanding.
  • January 25th: Representing the Mathematics - the “what” of learning. Engaging students as active participants in making sense of mathematical ideas by exploring the role of conceptual understanding through the use of physical items, drawings/representations and symbols.
  • March 14th: Eliciting Evidence of Student Thinking - the “how” of learning. Using evidence of student thinking to promote classroom discussions and engage all students in the learning process?
  • May 2nd: Encouraging Productive Struggle - How do we encourage students to not give up? We will explore ideas that promote reasoning and sense making. NOTE: This session has been moved to a remote online session. Please see link below for more information.

How to Register:


A signature on the registration from stating that you have read, understand and agree to the Project Participation and Policies must be submitted before a registration will be accepted. No exceptions!!

Payment by credit card: ENROLL ONLINE

Payment by check or by Purchase Order*: Click on the date of program of interest, then download the paper packet from that page. Follow instructions on the paper registration packet.

*If your district has established an OPEN PO with us, obtain the Open PO number from your district coordinator and cite it on your registration form.

Five Sessions:


8:30AM – 4:00PM (lunch & light snacks will be provided)


UC Davis Mathematics Department, One Shields Ave., Davis, CA 95616

Please Park in Lot 46 on the UC Davis Campus:

CEU Options:

2.0 CEU's - Completion of 3 workshops - $120
3.0 CEU's - Completion of 5 workshops - $140