Category Archives: Grades 6 – 8

Guided Math Hands On Lessons for Grades 5 through 8

I believe that true understanding of math concepts comes from having a number sense.  Let’s talk about Guided Math Hands on lessons for grades 5 through 8.  Here are some activities that can be used…

Real life math problems in Guided math groups

How can teachers use real life math problems in Guided math groups?  Let the students help you😉.  Real life has math in every aspect. For instance, Mrs. Bauer went snowmobiling in Yellowstone National Park. The…

Guided Math in Middle Schools

A new phenomena is occurring…Guided Math in Middle Schools. This teaching format is reaching more students because it is aimed at their learning levels.  With some professional development training, Guided Math in middle schools is…

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…

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…