I recently participated in an afternoon professional development session led by Laney Sammons. The session focused on how to implement guided math. I’m still understanding the guided math process, as you can tell by the picture above. I wouldn’t consider myself an expert in guided math, but I’m starting to use a few strategies that Laney discussed today.

A few takeaways from today …

- Guided math can be similar to guided reading
- Math games can be used in stations
- Groups should consist of no more than six students
- Groups can be used for informal assessments
- There isn’t a “one size fits all” model for guided math

After the session I decided to explore guided math a bit further. The links below have been vetted and may help shed additional light on guided math in an elementary setting.

- Guided Math Slideshare
- So, What is Guided Math? How does it Work?
- Guided Math Setup (How to setup your classroom)
- Fairfax County Schools Parent Letter – Guided math introduction
- Dr. Nicki’s Guided Math Blog
- Guided Math Presentation (Mandy Gregory’s planning process)
- Clarksville Elementary School – Guided math explanation
- Guided Math – Pinterest (Pictures to use for stations/groups)
- How to Handle Math Rotations
- Debbie Diller’s Math Stations and Guided Math
- How to Communicate Guided Math to Students (The first few days)
- Liberty Elementary School and Guided Math
- Guided Math Warm-up Examples
- Complete Book Study on Guided Math (Great place to start the conversation on guided math)
- Laney Sammon’s Official Site
- Everyday Math and the Guided Math Correlation
- Guided Math Podcast
- Integrating iPads and Guided Math (Westerville City Schools)

Feel free to share any links or blog posts that you find relevant in the comments section. Thanks!

* Picture credit to Janoon28

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