One thing that I know to be true is that sometimes we need to hear/see/read things more than once before they really sink in. This week’s “Texts on Tuesdays” is a throwback to a post from LAST summer…with a few changes. If you aren’t familiar with CGI math, I can’t suggest enough that you dig in and learn as much as you can. Whether you teach primary or intermediate students, understanding how students learn to problem solve is so important.
How is this problem-solving method different?
Ok…I know this was wordy and I STILL didn’t convey the essence of CGI math…if you are intrigued, I am including links to a few articles that you may find interesting! I seriously wish I could convey it better…but if you are intrigued, I hope you might find some of these resources interesting. Check out an Interesting Article about how CGI is making a difference in an at-risk school
CGI article explaining more about what it really is!
There is also an excellent book that you might find useful if you want to understand the math in-depth and get much more information about implementation. I’ve included the link below. Please note that it is an affiliate link for Amazon.
Perfect for intervention
|Blank pages to glue problems to use as assessments…the rest of the problems got glued into math journals|
|Students pick the numbers that are the right size for them…|
|Full-sized problems to use as teaching tools|
|Love watching how students solve the problems…and then use as a part of our mathematical discourse|