CGI problems are math word problems with variables that can be changed depending on the level of challenge needed for the students.  At the bottom of each card are the possible variables to use with that problem.  You can use the first group of numbers to model possible ways to solve the problem, visualize, act it out, use manipulatives, draw a picture, etc.  Students are then given two possible choices of numbers to work with, the grade level numbers and the more challenging.  Students work to determine the answer to the problem.  Then they raise their hand to tell the teacher the answer and show how they determined it.  Teacher then gives student a small copy of the problem for students to glue in their Math Journels.  Students illustrate problem and write the number sentence.  The student frame copy for the kids to write their own problem is included as they are available.

This page includes different strategies to solve a word problem.  A small copy of the word problem goes in the box.

word.problem.doc

 

CGI Resources

CGI Problems                                                                  

 Students learn about word problems by writing their own.  At the beginning of first grade, students need support to write their own problems.  After the students complete a CGI problem, a smaller copy of a problem frame is put into the Problem Solving Center.  Students complete a frame and then glue it into their Math Journals.  They use a vaiety strategies to solve the problem.  Several students share their work with the class.                                                       

Join

     
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Join.stuffed.animals.doc                

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join.trucks.doc           

cgi.truck.frame.doc       

cgi.ken.shell.JPG

Ken.shells.doc

cgi.tara.eraser.JPG

Tara.erasers.doc

cgi.eraser.frame.doc

 join.library.JPG

join.library.doc

 cgi.join.chairs.JPG

join.chairs.doc

frame: cgi.class.chairs.doc

Separate

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goat.carrots.doc

cgi-2.goat.frame.doc

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separate.flowers.doc

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separate.pencils.doc

cgi.elijah.penny.JPG

Elijah.pennies.doc 

 cgi.maya.kittens.JPG

maya.kittens.doc

cgi.kitten.frame.doc

 cgi.join.chairs.JPG

join.chairs.doc

Part-Part-Whole

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part.part.whole.monkey.doc

 

 

 

Compare

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compare.books.doc

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compare.saddles.doc

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Multiply/Divide

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multiply.pencils.doc

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multiply.marbles.doc

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rock.hunt.doc


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division.mm.doc


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division.baseball.doc

cgi.muddy.feet.JPG

muddy.feet.doc