When I began using guided math instruction in my own classroom over 10 years ago, I was blown away! My students were becoming more confident in their skills and I was becoming more confident as a teacher. As a class, we began having FUN with math again!

What started as a hobby of blogging about my guided math activities and tips became a full-blown passion of mine. A decade later, I’ve written multiple blog posts on guided math instruction and created several guided math activities and lesson plans.

Now, I want to bring it all together in the ultimate guided math round-up. Read on for a short description and links to all of my best guided math blog posts and activities!

## What Is Guided Math Instruction?

Guided math is a framework for instruction that focuses on a gradual release method from teacher-led instruction to student-led instruction. There are five main components of the guided math framework. Learn more about these 5 components in this All About Guided math blog post.

Want to dive even deeper? Check out my guided math instruction blog series below!

- Part 1: Guided Math Breakdown
- Part 2: How To Set Up Your Guided Math Schedule
- Part 3: Establishing Guided Math Procedures
- Part 4: Must Have Materials For Math Stations
- Part 5: How To Run Differentiated Math Stations

## How To Implement Guided Math Instruction With ANY Curriculum

Do you want to implement guided math instruction and math centers in your classroom, but you aren’t sure how to do this with your curriculum? Guided math is actually NOT a curriculum, but a framework for how you structure your math block. This means you can do guided math with ANY curriculum you may have! Read 3 simple tips for using the guided math framework with any curriculum here.

Math centers can also be implemented with ANY curriculum and are a great way to spiral review skills throughout the year. Learn how to use math centers for spiral review with your curriculum in this blog post!

## Making Time For Guided Math Instruction

When it comes to guided math, one of the most common questions is how to make time for it during your math block. No matter how long your math block is, you can absolutely use guided math instruction! Learn 3 tips for making time for guided math in your schedule here!

I also have a FREE training all about making time for guided math. You can read more about that and sign up here.

## Using Math Centers In The Classroom

It’s no secret that math centers are my favorite part of guided math! I love seeing students have fun with hands-on learning activities, all while building independence!

Math centers allow students to spiral review skills and work on math facts while you are teaching the current skill at the small group table. This allows for differentiated instruction and growth for ALL students. Learn 5 reasons why your students SHOULD be doing math centers!

Check out my other blog posts all about using math centers in the classroom!

- How To Implement Math Stations That Run Themselves
- Organizing Math Centers Easily
- How To Set Up A Math Station Bulletin Board

## Tips and Tools For Your Guided Math Lesson Plans

As you begin teaching using guided math lesson plans, there are a few helpful tips and tools that make life a little easier! From organizing your guided math lesson plans to creating a go-to guided math basket, I’ve got you covered in these blog posts below!

- How To Organize 2nd Grade Guided Math Units
- Guided Math Basket For Small Group Instruction
- How To Use A Guided Math Binder

## My Favorite Resources For Getting Started With Guided Math Instruction

Getting started with guided math instruction is an exciting journey as a math teacher! Over the years, I’ve created several resources to help you get started and make the most of your math instruction!

### Getting Prepared and Organized For Guided Math Instruction

A few of my favorite guided math resources for getting prepared and organized are:

- Math Station Rotation Board
- Guided Math Binder
- Math Manipulative Labels
- FREE Guided Math Posters
- FREE Guided Math Binder Covers and Spine Labels

### Guided Math Lesson Plans and Activities

Are you looking for a complete guided math curriculum or supplemental guided math activities to use in your classroom? Check out these resources below!

### Math Center Activities

Math center activities are a great way for students to work with concepts in a hands-on way and build independence! Check out these math center activities below!

If you have any questions or need help, don’t hesitate to reach out on Instagram and shoot me a DM! I’d love to help you out!

Leave a comment below and let me know if you use guided math instruction in your classroom and what you love about it!