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Jeff Lagozzino - Principal, Mountain View School District

I honestly believe CGI is closing the Achievement Gap for our students by pushing their thinking and allowing them to develop strategies to solve problems.

Gina M. Ellis - Instructional Director, ESC South, LAUSD

Danielle Moore's work as a CGI Trainer and Coach to our school has helped to transform instructional best practices in math at my site.

Dr. Damita Miller Principal Jackie Robinson Academy Long Beach Unified School District

CGI gives you tools to improve students' critical thinking.

Martin Lim - 4th grade teacher, Hawaiian Ave. Elementary, LAUSD

"The curriculum is awesome! It is very clear and teachers should have minimum difficulty implementing it. I really like "What would it look like? because it supports multiple pathways to problem-solving. "

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Graduate Unit Course

CGI Math is now online!

We are offering an exciting opportunity for teachers to earn 3 graduate level units through our relationship with the University of San Diego. This  Cognitively Guided Instruction in Math (CGI) course is open enrollment, meaning you can enroll at anytime and take up to 6 months to finish the course. The course provides background on the development of children’s mathematical thinking, the different problem types, and opportunities to analyze student work.

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A Cognitively Guided Instruction in Math (CGI Math) Approach to the Common Core State Standards

Attend or schedule a Teaching One Moore professional develpment workshop and gain an understanding of the CGI Math problem types and use them as a vehicle for implementing the Common Core Standards for math in your classroom.

Register for Cognitively Guided Instruction in Math (CGI) Online Professional Development Course!

Earn 3 graduate level units from the University of San Diego. Learn the fundamentals of CGI math and take your math instruction to the next level. Enrollment is always open and you have up tp 6 months to complete the course. 

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Use English Language Arts and English Language Development Standards in Your Classroom to Support Rigorous Math Work

Attend or schedule a Teaching One more professional development workshop and learn how to develop routines and practices that support English Language Learners and all students’ ability to increase their reading, writing, vocabulary, and comprehension strategies in mathematics.

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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!

Teaching One Moore CGI Testimonies

Hear from teachers and administrators on how the CGI coaching from Teaching One Moore has influenced teaching and learning.

Jamaica Ross

Hear from a Fifth-Grade Super Teacher about how CGI Math has impacted her teaching practices and student learning in her classroom.

Dr. Rebecca Lynch

Dr. Lynch speaks about how CGI Math has impacted her school and her teachers.

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Writing About Math

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State tests are asking students to give a written explanation of how problems are solved using precise language. This is big work and the sooner we get students started the better. If…

Of Course CGI Math Uses Direct Instruction

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Of course CGI Math includes direct instruction. The difference between CGI’s direct instruction and direct instruction done the traditional way is that the students are providing the direct instruction. Throughout…

Word Problem Wednesday is Whack!

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How can we get kids to move away from misconceptions and miscalculations in a timely manner, if they only get to practice once a week? Go beyond right and wrong answers and notice…