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California Math Practices and Standards

Using CGI as the lens to teach the California Math Standards

What is CGI?
"Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) (Carpenter, Fennema, Franke, Levi, & Empson, 1999) is a professional development program based on an integrated program of research focused on (a) the development of students’ mathematical thinking; (b) instruction that influences that development; (c) teachers knowledge and beliefs that influence their instructional practices; and (d) the way that teachers’ knowledge, beliefs, and practices are influenced by their understanding of students’ mathematical thinking." 
Read this full report on the research-based Teacher Development Program for Elementary School Mathematics here
This video by Dr. Jo Boaler, a professor of mathematics at Stanford University, provides parents with research evidence on the reasons Common Core Mathematics is needed in the United States.  It addresses the tasks and questions used in mathematics classrooms, mindset, problem-solving, and advancement and tracking.  
Here are a few additional parent resources to look through by Jo Boaler: