Guided Practice is the interim step between teacher-directed instruction and independent practice. This is an important piece to the learning process, and unfortunately is sometimes skipped. Guided practice provides students with the time to practice the skill and understand the concept while getting prompted and immediate feedback from the teacher. The teacher is essentially guiding the student to the correct solutions, while giving them a degree of independences. This is also an opportunity for students to practice the skill without penalty to their grade. This can be done as whole class instruction on the overhead projector with student participation during the creation of problems. One problem may be created, solved, and justified by a multitude of students, but all under the watch of the entire class.