Guided Math is used in classrooms across the United States. For the last ten years, we’ve been working with teachers to design their best math blocks utilizing the framework of Guided Math. A favorite perk of working with teachers is listening to how each school and district uses their math resources and how they pace through the standards. This post shares two free documents for standards alignment and Guided Math.
Standards Alignment and Guided Math
First, our free standards overview document takes you lesson by lesson, showing you the standards alignment for Common Core and Texas TEKS. This document is terrific for a few reasons. You’ve shared that you like knowing the overview and plan for the entire year of math in one document. Many schools and districts across the U.S. do not have any scope and sequence, leaving teachers to do all the pacing and planning. Teachers have shared how these documents gave them the much-needed plan and pacing for their math instruction.
On the other hand, some schools and districts have a much more rigid approach, and teachers must either use specific resources or align those resources to a specific pacing calendar. The standards alignment and Guided Math documents below can help with aligning Guided Math to any scope and sequence or pacing guide because each lesson and standard is laid out for the year. Grab this free document by clicking your grade level below the image.
TEKS Resource and Year-at-a-Glance Standards Alignment
For our Texas teachers, the standards are referred to as TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills). Many schools and districts use the TEKS Resource System’s YAG (Year at a Glance) to pace the math standards. We have new documents for standards alignment, and Guided Math paced to the TEKS Resource System’s year-at-a-glance. These documents are free and editable. Grab this free document by clicking your grade level below the image.
- Kindergarten Alignment
- First Grade Alignment
- Second Grade Alignment
- Third Grade Alignment
- Fourth Grade Alignment
- Fifth Grade Alignment
What is the Best Way to Use Guided Math?
Each year, we share an optional survey with teachers across the U.S. to share how they use Guided Math. The survey asks how they use Guided Math, what benefits students most or least, and the ease of use for the teacher. Find the latest results here.
Resources for the Guided Math Framework Pre-K to 5th Grade
We have many posts about each aspect of the Guided Math framework, research, and theory in practice, but this post will give you the most concise and up-to-date resources.