California Kindergarten Conference 2018 - P1

Presenters: Jason Chamberlain, Graciela Florez

Venue: Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara, CA

Date: January 14, 2018

Not Your Regular Math Tools

Developing Number Sense and Flexibility

AIMS Center Presenter

Jason Chamberlain is a Research Associate for the AIMS Center. His experiences in education include: being a father of two school-age, math-loving children, Holly and Luke; designing off-the-wall math experiences for enthusiastic 3rd grade and less enthusiastic (at least, initially) 8th grade students at Caruthers Elementary School, where he also worked to form a K-8 teacher team for vertical articulation; and facilitating math workshops for the San Joaquin Valley Mathematics Project, California Mathematics Council, and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Jason is a graduate of CSU, Fresno, holds a teaching credential, and anticipates receiving a Master of Arts in Curriculum & Teaching from Fresno Pacific University in 2019. At AIMS, he is currently working to translate research related to the development of the understanding of number in young children.

Grace Florez is a Research Associate at the AIMS Center. She has worked in education for the past 12 years as a kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade teacher. As a teacher, Grace has been on various curriculum adoption teams as well as teacher mentoring committees. Grace earned her Bachelors Degree in Agricultural Business from California State University, Fresno. Soon after receiving her BS she worked for Texas A&M Extension Center, Robstown, assisting in the Agricultural Financial Risk Department. Upon moving back to California she earned her teaching credential at Chapman University. In 2015, Grace earned her Masters Degree in Educational Administrative Leadership from National University.