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Gain an understanding of the CGI problem types and use them as a vehicle for implementing the Common Core Standards for math in your classroom.

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Learn how to create a classroom environment that puts the Standards for Math Practice into action and develop routines that increase productive struggle, student discourse, and strategic thinking in your classroom.

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Cognitively Guided Instruction


Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) is research that is based on over 30 years of questioning how students think about math. It is not a one size fits all math program. A CGI approach to math allows teachers to better understand the common core state standards and how to meet their rigorous demands. CGI supports teachers in planning purposeful problems that allow students to develop a deeper conceptual and procedural understanding of math; this leads students to develop meaningful problem solving strategies that become more sophisticated over time.

Students, in CGI classrooms, are allowed to solve problems in ways that make sense to them and as a result of this, they can reason about math, explain their thinking both orally and through written work, and make connections to more complex and formal strategies. Students gain more confidence and persevere because they see that math makes sense and that they are capable  and competent problem solvers!

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Insights into Cognitively Guided Instruction

Using Student Work as a Teaching Tool

| Cognitively Guided Instruction, Danielle Moore, Differentiation, Elementary Mathematics, Instructional Strategies, Math Practices, Math Strategies, Small Group Instruction, Student Conferences | No Comments

As you facilitate learning in your classroom your apt to notice trends in students’ thinking, partial conceptions, representations, and areas in need of growth. You can use students’ independent practice as…

Number Procedures or Number Sense?

| Cognitively Guided Instruction, Danielle Moore, Differentiation, Elementary Mathematics, Instructional Strategies, Math Practices, Math Strategies, Number Sense, Teaching One Moore | No Comments

While walking through classrooms during the beginning of the year, I see many students following step-by-step procedures to find answers. For example, some of the problems required students to make…

Linking Concepts and Procedures

| Cognitively Guided Instruction, Danielle Moore, Elementary Mathematics, Instructional Strategies, Math Practices, Math Strategies, Number Sense, Teaching One Moore | No Comments

Linking Concepts and Procedures   Often we are in a rush to get quick results in our classrooms. Unfortunately, quick results in our classrooms (and in life) are rarely lasting….