CGI (Cognitively Guided Instruction) is a time of our day when our first graders work on a math story (story problem) each day. Students are read a math story, are given time to solve the story's problem, meet in small groups to share their strategies and have a "math wizard" come up and model their work to the entire class. The goals for this time of our day are to use strategies to solve the stories, show the work that helped you solve the story, share and explain how you solved the story and learn from a variety of strategies by listening to classmates' explanations. Here are some pictures to give you an idea of what CGI time looks like in our classroom right now. Students will eventually be offered different levels of difficulty in these stories to help meet the students' academic abilities levels.