In this course, Cognitively Guided Instruction in Math (CGI), you will learn the components of a CGI classroom and their connections to the Standards for Mathematical Practices. You will also examine the characteristics of the different problems types and how they can be used to teach the Common Core content standards for Math. Evaluation of the informal problem solving strategies students intuitively bring to mathematics will take place as well as how to support and develop them into formal mathematics. Finally, you will learn how to facilitate mathematics instruction by asking open-ended questions and by strategically posing math problems.
Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for K-6 classroom teachers who want to deepen their knowledge and understanding of students' thinking. School site math coaches, district math coaches, coordinators, and beginning teachers will benefit from taking this course.
Course Materials: There is no textbook requirement for this course.
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