Students participate in an extended math block that incorporates Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) and Math Workshop. CGI focuses on problem solving and the application of learning in new situations. Students are given a problem of the day, work creatively to determine an approach to the problem, and then meet as a class to discuss their solutions. Math workshop incorporates core content, aligned to the Common Core Standards, using Bridges in Mathematics as the primary curriculum resource. Additionally, students work to develop their number sense and number reasoning skills as a central part of the core math content.
Curriculum: Bridges in Mathematics
Purpose: Provides a structure for students to learn mathematical content through small group math activities and experiences.
Time Allocations: 40 minute block daily.