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
  • examine inclusive lesson design
  • experience cooperative learning strategies
  • collaborate with peers
  • integrate technology
  • participate in math from a learner’s perspective
  • provide lunch and light snacks

Bring your electronic device and teacher materials - you will be provided time to infuse infuse grade appropriate ideas, understandings, and strategies into your curriculum.

Session Focus:

  • September 28th: Engagement - the why of learning. Focusing on engage students in the learning process. We will also have a panel of mathematicians to help us develop a better picture of what students need in Middle School and High School.
  • November 2nd: Representation - the what of learning. Exploring the use of different representations and how those representations support students in making sense and learning mathematics.
  • January 25th: Expression - the how of learning; Examining ways to promote more effective student mathematical discourse, including the use of effective questioning strategies.
  • March 14th: Productive Struggle - How do we train students to not give up? We will explore ideas and promote reasoning and sense making.
  • May 2nd: Evidence of student thinking - How do we use evidence of student thinking to promote classroom discussions and engage all students in the learning process. 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