Friday, July 25, 2014

Five for Friday & a Giveaway!

It's Friday and our first Five for Friday!  This week we are drawing attention to a fabulous idea shared by a blogger participating in our Guided Math in Action book study as well as some other goodies.

Our book study is in full-swing, but it's NOT too late to join in!  Click here for more details!

Need a Hand?

Pam, from Pam's Place, is participating in our Guided Math in Action book study and shared a wonderful strategy for overcoming "I'm stuck!" in math-- Need a Hand? These handy-little-hands help foster her students' perseverance. Each hand gives a tip she encourages students to try before the infamous sayings, "I need help." or "I don't get this." or "I can't do this." Pam encourages her students to TRY THREE before ASKING HER. Read more about Need a Hand?!

Thinking Prompts

Guided Math in Action contains a selection of math thinking prompts to use with students. Many of the prompts are applicable to more than one discipline, and they would be great to display in the classroom.  Feel free to download the posters here!

How long have you been using guided math?: Poll Results

Thanks go out to all those who participated in our first guided math poll.  We gathered 100+ votes!  The results of the first 100 votes were used to create the graph you see above.  This first poll was set up to help everyone get to know our followers a bit better.  Additional poles will be posted as time passes, and we'd love for anyone who stops by to participate. We truly hope this new blog will offer something each follower, no matter what his/her experience is with guided math.

Dr. Nicki Q & A!

Another thank you goes out to all who sent in questions for Dr. Nicki's first Q & A! The questions have been sent on, and we will be posting her responses as soon as we receive them.  BUT---Remember, Dr. Nicki has generously agreed to do a second Q & A at the end of the book study as well--SO get those burning questions in! 

Here's how the Q & A will work:

  1. Send your questions to us at
  2. We will pass your questions on to Dr. Nicki.
  3. She will do her best to answer your questions in an upcoming post.

We will be taking questions for Dr. Nick's second Q & A through Wednesday, August 6.  Anyone can ask a question!

A Giveaway!

Who doesn't love a giveaway--SO we have a great one for you---starting this Sunday, July 27!! It's a Dr. Nicki Newton, Problem Solving with Models, giveaway! Click here to check out these awesome resources! The lucky winner will get to pick the grade level resource that best fits him/her.  Stop back Sunday to read our Guided Math in Action chapter 6 post and enter to win. Good luck!

Don't forget to check out more Five for Fridays at Doodle Bugs Teaching...

Wishing you a fabulous weekend! See you back here on Sunday!


  1. I love the design of your blog.
    Paula from Paula’s Place and iSURF Maths

  2. I'm planning to dive into guided math this year for the first time. So glad I found this site. Thanks so much!

  3. I don't teach math - but I wanted to stop by and mention how CUTE your blog is! Love the design! I’m gearing up for a big giveaway on my blog on August 11 - come stop by so you don’t miss it!!
    Beyond The Gradebook