I use Guided Math in my 4th grade class room. Since I have Literacy groups, I use the same groups for Math. I use a Math Menu weekly, that'll I'll put below.
Week of Sept. 17-21, 2007
This week, I am responsible for learning how to
□ Identify the tenths and hundredths place on a place value chart
□ Read decimals using “and”
□ Relate decimal numbers with dollars and cents
□ Count change
□ DOM(Daily Oral Math)…Week 2…Days 1,2,3,4, and 5
□ Study Island…Place Value 2, Place Value 3, and Place Value 4 (15 minute time limit) Hint: One of these activities will be graded.
□ Problem Solving…Numbers and Operations…Cards 1-5
□ FROG…Place Value and Rounding
□ Gamequarium….You may play any MATH GAME. Have fun!
What did you accomplish this week? What was your favorite activity? How did you feel about the amount of work assigned? Reflect on your week.
I have an hour to an hour and a half devoted to Math. For stations, I try to have five (each for the five strands of math). I use Study Island, AM, FROG (game system), Take-it-to-Your-Seat- Math Centers, Drill and Practice Dry Erase Boards (basic facts), Probability, Geometry, Problem Solving Kit (I love this kit because it has problems from the five math strands), problems using a calculator, Geo Math Safari (a game system that uses the overhead), and workbooks. I use whatever I have available to me. Most of my station materials came from www.donorschoose.org
. I've received five grants in the past two years. I have six computers in my classroom, so I use interactive math sites also. This teacher has game sites for students to use...http://www.steveandcat.net/mrswalker/games.htm
This teacher has a neat list of math sites...http://www.proteacher.net/discussion...ad.php?t=59616
I also use this to print math games. They are ready to print and require little preparation or materials. Scroll down to Week-by-Week Essentials and you'll find them there. http://community.learnnc.org/dpi/mat...s_k2_resou.php
Also, for upper grades...http://community.learnnc.org/dpi/mat...35_resou_1.php
At the beginning of a new unit, I give a pretest and a whole class lesson. Then I do stations for the rest of the unit. For my high level kids, I give them independent projects (making games, making tests for the rest of the class, doing webquests).
I don't know of any books on the subject, but if someone does, I hope they'll post. I started doing Guided Math on my own a few years ago simply because I saw the need for it.
Hope this helps,