Category Archives: Grades 4 – 5

Adding Unlike Fractions in Guided Math

As I was searching for hands on activities for adding unlike fractions in Guided Math small groups, I found this activity . Try using this lesson on adding unlike fractions in guided math small groups. …

Shorten math lessons into guided math mini-lessons

Shorten math lessons into guided math mini-lessons???  How is that possible? Teachers ask me this question. We have a hard time shortening large group lessons from 20 minutes to 10 or less.  Here are some ideas.…

Guided Math and Guided Reading

Guided Math and Guided Reading…many teachers ask me how these two are alike.  They both lead to comprehension! Guided Math and Guided Reading are similar since they both improve comprehension.  I have used Daily 5…

Create Guided Math Lessons

Create Guided Math Lessons Many teachers ask me questions how to create guided math lessons.  How do I make up a lesson for guided math groups?  How do I create engaging math lessons for a small group…

Differentiation in Guided Math

Differentiation in Guided Math Groups Meeting individual student’s needs can be done easier if teachers use differentiation in Guided Math groups. Teachers can plan for different student’s needs by planning for different math groups.  For example,…

Guided Math and the BIG test

Guided Math and the BIG test Yes, standardized testing is soon.  How can we get the students ready?  By teaching to the Test?  Ahh, this phrase will spark debates among many people. Today I want…