Cognitively Guided Instruction
Weinland Park Elementary has adopted the Cognitive Guided Instruction (CGI) Framework to support mathematics. CGI is a student-centered approach to teaching math. This approach helps teachers learn what their students already know about math and builds on students’ natural number sense and intuitive approaches to problem solving. CGI provides teachers a way of listening to students, asking higher level questions, and engaging with student thinking, with the purpose of uncovering and expanding every student’s mathematical understanding. This framework will increase teachers' understanding of the knowledge that students bring to the math learning process and how they connect that knowledge with formal concepts and operations.