This bundle includes CGI word problems in 16 different themes. Each theme includes all 14 types of problems. That's 224 different problems. The problems are easy to differentiate and perfect for grades K-2 because you choose the numbers according to the needs of your students. Each problem comes in a one-page numberless version, a cut and paste version for math notebooks and a record sheet for anecdotal notes. Plus this bundle includes task cards that go along with each theme. The task cards use the same problems, but they also include numbers up to 20 and numbers up to 100 for independent or partner problem solving practice. The task cards each come with a student answer sheet and an answer key for easy grading.
Themes include something for every month of the year: Apples, Spiders, Thanksgiving Feast, Santa's Workshop, Penguins, Snowmen, Valentines, Bunnies, A Day at the Beach, Butterflies, Bears, Cooking, Cookies, Zoo Animals, At the End of the Rainbow, and Barnyard Animals.
Cognitively Guided Instruction problem types include:
Join Problems — Joint Result Unknown, Join Change Unknown, Join Start Unknown
Separate Problems — Separate Result Unknown, Separate Change Unknown, Separate Start Unknown
Part-Part-Whole Problems — Part-Part-Whole with the Whole Unknown, Part-Part-Whole with One Part Unknown
Compare Problems — Compare Difference Unknown, Compare Quantity Unknown, Compare Referent Unknown
Multiplication and Division Problems — Multiplication, Measurement Division, Partitive Division
Based on the following research and practical insights:
Carpenter, Thomas P., Elizabeth Fennema, Megan Loef Franke, and Linda Levi. 1999. Children’s Mathematics: Cognitively Guided Instruction. Portsmouth, NH:Heinemann.
Wedekind, Kassia Omohundro. 2011. Math Exchanges: Guiding Young Mathematicians in Small-Group Meetings. Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers.