How Often Do Guided Math Groups Meet?
It depends on the individual classroom schedule. I recommend to meet with each group at least two to three times a week. I would meet with the lowest performing groups more often than the highest performing ones (See below for a sample schedule).
In a Math Workshop Classroom, there is always a minilesson done with the whole group. The children then either go to their tables to work with math centers (which are portable containers) or they go to work in a Guided Math Group. In this particular model, the children will do 2 different centers. They will do one center and then after a signal, their table monitors will switch with their centers with a different table and they will do the new center.
One of the centers, is a scheduled Guided Math Group. This schedule is based on a 75 minute math block. If the math block is shorter, the teacher might only do guided reading twice a week with the lowest groups and once a week with the medium and high groups, because s/he must allot time for conferencing, observations and interviews.
The last section of everyday is devoted to 57 minutes of fact power practice. This is a number of the day type activity, where the children work flexibly with a number trying to add it, subtract it, make it into money and discuss it in a variety of way are problems on the boards. After fact power practice, the teacher then gathers the children together for Share time.
Here is an example from a 3rd grade classroom in the middle of a multiplication unit.
Sample Weekly Math Schedule  
Content Strand:Number Sense
Grade: 3 
Month:December
Week: 3 
Goals:Children will gain a conceptual understanding of multiplication  Resources:Double Dice
Mosaics Templates 

Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday 
Mini Lesson:Telling Multiplication Stories Continued
Table 1 Guided Math Group Nests and Eggs Sculptures Fact Power Table 2 Nests and Eggs Sculptures Guided Math Group Fact Power Table 3 Writing Multiplication Stories Multiplication Puzzles Fact Power Table 4 Multiplication Puzzles Writing Multiplication Stories Fact Power Table 5 Computers Circles and Stars Game Fact Power Whole Class Share

Mini Lesson:Read: Anno’s Disappearing Jar
Table 1 Computers Circle and Stars Games Fact Power
Table 2 Circle and Stars Games Computers Table 3 Guided Math Group Nests and Eggs Sculptures Fact Power Table 4 Nests and Eggs Sculptures Guided Math Group Fact Power Table 5 Writing Multiplication Stories Multiplication Puzzles Fact Power Whole Class Share

Mini Lesson:Read Multiplication Pop Up Book
Table 1 Guided Math Group Multiplication Puzzles Fact Power
Table 2 Multiplication Puzzles Guided Math Group Fact Power Table 3 Computers Circle and Stars Games Fact Power Table 4 Circle and Stars Games Computers Fact Power Table 5 Guided Math Nests and Eggs Sculptures Fact Power Whole Class Share 
Mini Lesson:Read Sea Squares
Table 1 Writing Multiplication Stories Multiplication Puzzles Fact Power
Table 2 Writing Multiplication Stories Multiplication Puzzles Fact Power Table 3 Guided Math Group
Multiplication Top It Fact Power Table 4 Multiplication Top It Guided Math Group Fact Power Table 5 Writing Multiplication Stories Multiplication Puzzles Fact Power Whole Class Share 
Mini Lesson:Read Amanda Bean’s Amazing Dream
Whole Class Activities:
All tables work on whole class activity Table 5: Guided Math Group
Whole Class Share 
I am starting guided math this year. I love the way you have this lorganized. It will help me with planning!Thanks!!
Heather Medford
August 25, 2010
This is fantastic! I was looking for a concrete example of a schedule for the K5 teachers and this is it. Unfortunately, we only have a 1 hour Math block, but the calendar math is done at different times depending on the class, so there is 10 more minutes. This is so flexible for the teachers. Could there be a day when there is only a whole class lesson? Wonderful example! Thanks!
lisa pietrosimone
September 24, 2010