I am quite excited as this means that guided math is catching on or at the least more people want to learn about how to do guided math in their classroom. After several years of perfecting guided math in my classroom, I thought I would share how I set up guided math and some resources that I use to help set up the stations.
I thought I would share with you today some of my favorite resource books that I use for creating math card games and games that help support my guided math stations. Click on any of the books to find out more information about it.
This first book is called, Mega-Fun Card Game Math by Karol Yeatts. It has a variety of different math card games that highlight skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, place value, decimals, geometry and more. The games are easy to teach and the kids enjoy them. This is more suited for the stated grade range 3-5. Typically all you need is a standard deck of cards to play.
This second book is the primary addition of the Mega-Fun Card Game Math by Karol Yeatts. It features more basic card games to help primary students in grades 1-3. Again it features card games that build skills such as place value, addition, subtraction and more.
25 Super Cool Math Board Games has easy to make math board games that are suitable for grades 3-6. These are games you can make and put in your math game station. I would make a few of each type of game. That way you can keep the kids in the math game station in smaller playing groups, like 2 or 3 playing one game.
Math Games to Master Basic Skills is another reproducible math game board book. It has games such as bingo, tic tac toe, go fish, and checkers. Again, make several copies of each game, therefore less students playing on the same game board.
Here is the addition and subtraction version of the book above.
And now the Fraction and Decimal version...
And the time and money addition...
And of course I have to include the ever popular Evan Moor- Take it To Your Seat Math Centers. I have included all different grade levels here. These books are great because you don't have to make copies, just tear out and laminate if need be.