# Guided Math Resource Compilation

This post is a one-stop compilation of math teacher resources for Guided Math in the elementary grades K-5. For ease of finding just what you need for your grade level, use the headings to jump to different components of the guided math block, then click your grade level. Our hope is this **Guided Math Resource Compilation** will give you the most up-to-date resources to make your best math block.

## MATH WARM-UP

A math warm-up is a number talk set to all different learning standards throughout the school year. The problems and numbers used in these math mini-lessons are designed to elicit certain strategies. As students explain and defend solutions, they will have an opportunity to collectively reason about solutions and to make connections between key mathematical structures. These number chats are a key component for students to develop flexibility with numbers. The main thing to remember during a math warm-up is to emphasize and focus on **the process and strategies for solving** rather than the answer.

#### Digital or Printable Math Warm-Ups

##### Kindergarten

##### First Grade

##### Second Grade

##### Third Grade

##### Fourth Grade

##### Fifth Grade

## WHOLE GROUP MATH INSTRUCTION

Guided Math includes both whole-group and small-group teaching. Whole-group instruction in the guided math structure is shorter than a traditional math lesson. We no longer teach to the middle-to-high range of the standard for our full math block. We now know that our students come with a wide range of skills and abilities which require more individualized instruction.

For this reason, we teach our whole-group math lessons in a mini-lesson format and immediately follow that up with seeing students in small groups. This is how all of the guided math lessons are structured in my Guided Math curriculum. Each whole-group mini-lesson also contains the teacher-led small-group instruction and materials. While teachers may not need both every single day, they can use the information to do what is best for the students in the room.

#### Guided Math Curriculum Standards-Based Instruction

##### Kindergarten

##### First Grade

##### Second Grade

##### Third Grade

##### Fourth Grade

##### Fifth Grade

**Example of a Kinder Guided Math lesson plan. Each grade level follows a similar format.**

## SMALL GROUP MATH INSTRUCTION

Over the last decade, we have made many important instructional shifts, such as seeing students more in the small-group setting. Not only for reading instruction, but for math instruction as well. As stated above, the guided math format includes a whole group mini-lesson followed by small-group instruction to ensure every student’s needs are being met.

Imagine the impact of immediate help after instruction for every student. It’s actually not impossible to structure your math block this way. Rather than spending an hour explaining a concept to students who may or may not get it the first time, we can sit in a small group and actually facilitate students as they solve and work through those same problems. It’s a highly effective practice. This post goes more in-depth on this procedure.

#### Teacher-Led Small Group Math Instruction

##### Kindergarten

##### First Grade

##### Second Grade

##### Third Grade

##### Fourth Grade

##### Fifth Grade

## GUIDED MATH WORKSTATIONS

Below, I will share math teacher resources for five different workstations that I use to teach Guided Math. These Math Stations do not all need to be done. You can choose what works well for your own students. For each math workstation, I have also linked the resources for grade levels K-5. Together, the five workstations make up my Math STACK which is the acronym I use to run workstation time. More information is shared about STACK further down in this post.

## HANDS-ON MATH WORKSTATIONS

Workstations are one of the most known markers of a guided math classroom. In fact, many teachers still believe that just having station time equals guided math. While stations are an integral part of guided math, they are just * one of many* important components of the guided math block. A fan favorite for good reason, math workstations are an engaging way for students to develop mathematical skills while also actively participate in daily learning.

#### Math Stations by Standard

##### Kindergarten Stations by Standard

##### First Grade Stations by Standard

##### Second Grade Stations by Standard

##### Third Grade Stations by Standard

##### Fourth Grade Stations by Standard

##### Fifth Grade Stations by Standard

## MATH JOURNAL WORKSTATION

Math journals allow students to put knowledge and processes directly to paper. Journaling creates an interactive lesson that combines motor skills development with math lessons. The created journal adds an accessible resource that math teachers can use to gain rapid insight into student applications and progress.

Journaling itself can be a fun activity as students build their own books, cutting, gluing, and otherwise crafting their way into valuable math lessons. Students often value the journal more after making it, helping it to survive as a reliable record of learning throughout the year.

#### Math Journal Workstation

##### Kindergarten CCSS TEKS Numbers Notebook

##### First Grade CCSS TEKS Numbers Notebook

##### Second Grade CCSS TEKS Numbers Notebook

##### Third Grade Math Journal

##### Fourth Grade Math Journal

##### Fifth Grade Math Journal

## DIGITAL GUIDED MATH FOR TECHNOLOGY

For our technology rotation and as a way to push out standards-based activities taught in the Guided Math Curriculum for extra work at home or otherwise, we now have Digital Guided Math. These are device-based interactive lessons for every standard for the year.

##### Kindergarten Digital Guided Math

##### First Grade Digital Guided Math

##### Second Grade Digital Guided Math

##### Third Grade Digital Guided Math

## APPLICATION AND INDEPENDENT PRACTICE

Whether you choose to do independent practice as part of your workstations or as homework, skill pages are always helpful to allow students the application of skills. Being the most abstract and independent version of math practice, skill pages are used after the concepts are taught and practiced.

**Kindergarten Standard Practice Pages**

**First Grade Standard Practice Pages**

**Second Grade Standard Practice Pages**

**Third Grade Standard Practice Pages **

**Fourth Grade Skill Pages Bundle**

**Fifth Grade Skill Pages Bundle**

## GUIDED MATH STACK MEGA BUNDLE

**STACK** is an acronym management system for running the guided math workshop class model. Using STACK, students can practice and apply math concepts in many modalities and formats using the foundation of mathematical practice standards.

Most importantly, **STACK** gives structure to the Guided Math classroom, providing students and teachers with an effective system for building a well-rounded math experience. Each letter in the word **STACK** is a component of the Guided Math workshop. **STACK** includes all the items below.

**S**stands for**Small Group****T**stands for**Technology****A**stands for**Apply Math****C**stands for**Create Math****K**stands for**Kin****esthetic Math**

I have many blog posts devoted to every part of Math STACK. If you’d enjoy having 3 rotations rather than 5, you can create your own math workstation schedule that fits your needs! Here’s how I edit and manage Math STACK. If you want a year of teacher resources for just one of the five areas of Math STACK, you can find them within the bundles below.

#### The MEGA Bundle of Materials for Math STACK

##### Kindergarten Math STACK

##### First Grade Math STACK

##### Second Grade Math STACK

##### Third Grade Math STACK

##### Fourth Grade Math STACK

##### Fifth Grade Math STACK

## MATH INTERVENTION

While small-group instruction goes hand in hand with intervention, sometimes we need to address more significant areas of concern in our students. For this, we have an all-in-one progress monitoring RTI tool for math intervention. This resource gives teachers everything needed to address the math intervention needs for K-2.

## GUIDED MATH HOME CONNECTION

Keeping families informed of our guided math studies is easy with the home connection! Simply send home the information sheet each time you start a new Guided Math skill or unit. Parents will be equipped with math vocabulary and an overarching understanding of concepts being taught.

**Home Connection**

**Kinder**

**First**

**Second**

**Third**

**Fourth**

## FREE GUIDED MATH STANDARDS ALIGNMENT

Let’s get aligned! For every grade level, I have a free standards alignment guide. Each lesson is aligned to both Texas TEKS and CCSS.

Here is an excerpt of the alignment guide from unit 5 of first grade.

#### Free Standards Alignment

##### Kindergarten

##### First Grade

##### Second Grade

##### Third Grade

##### Fourth Grade

##### Fifth Grade

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