UCLA, LAUSD Partnership Honors Children’s Mathematical Thinking

By John McDonald | UCLA Ed & IS Ampersand

1,000 teachers take part in celebration of UCLA Mathematics Project, LAUSD Department of Instruction Cognitively Guided Instruction Action Research Project.

What does 1,000 look like?  Well, that depends. Are you talking about 1,000 pieces of candy? 1,000 cars? 1,000 elephants? Are they in small groups or spread out in a line? And how would you count them?  By ones, or 10s, or maybe by groups of 100? Is there just one way to count them, or are there are a lot of ways to think about 1,000?

Well, if you want to see what 1,000 – plus mathematics teachers look like, and explore different ways to count them, and maybe begin to understand what they are doing, a good place to start would be at the celebration of the partnership between the Los Angeles Unified School District and the UCLA Mathematics Project in support of the Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) Action Research Project, which will take place on Saturday, Jan. 25 at UCLA.