Laney Sammons developed the Guided Math instructional framework to meet the needs of all of her students while she was an elementary school teacher in Monroe County, Georgia. She wanted to reach the struggling learners as well as challenge those students who quickly mastered concepts being taught in class. Because of her success in using the Guided Math framework in her classroom, the entire Monroe County school system implemented her approach in its elementary schools.She has written 6 books on the Guided Math framework and on teaching math.
Laney has taught kindergarten, 2nd grade and 6th grade in a language arts magnet school and a social studies magnet school where she was Teacher of the Year for her school and school system. She also taught and served as Instructional Coach at Samuel E. Hubbard Elementary School in Forsyth, Georgia until her retirement from the school system.
Laney continues to work as a mathematics consultant and author. Her books include: Guided Math: A Framework for Mathematics Instruction; Building Mathematical Comprehension: Using Literacy Strategies to Make Meaning; Math Stretches: Building Conceptual Understanding Grades 3-5 (Guided Math) Math Stretches: Building Conceptual Understanding Grades K-2 (Guided Math) Math Stretches: Building Conceptual Understanding Grades 6-8(Guided Math); and Strategies for Implementing Guided Math.