Daily math review is a critical component to every math classroom. Imagine learning something new and then never revisiting it. I bet you’d be pretty rusty if you ever had to actually use your newly learned skill, wouldn’t you? This is exactly why I feel so passionate about incorporating some time in each and every day for review of previously taught concepts. Once I started doing this in my own classroom, the results were astounding. In this post, I’m going to go over the benefits of daily math review and my favorite ways to actually incorporate it into the classroom.
Why Make Time for Reviewing
Daily math review doesn’t have to be time-consuming. It can simply take just a few minutes of your day and be incorporated in ways to where you don’t even feel like you are spending your instructional time doing it. Here are just a few benefits you will see once you begin.
1. Students will STOP forgetting what you’ve taught!
That’s right! No more frustrating conversations with students who just don’t remember what you taught them last week, let alone last month.
2. Students will gain confidence.
Consistent practice over time can be the key to helping many students master a concept. As students are briefly exposed in small doses to what they have learned, they will have the opportunity to practice, master, and retain the grade level math skills they have learned. The better they get, the more successful they feel. Students who typically struggle in math can now feel prideful in their work.
3. Less need for strenuous Test-Prep!
Test-Prep is a terrible word! It is something all teachers and students dread. Instead of focusing on reviewing prior to “high stakes testing”, using a daily math review program can be way less stressful. By the time you get to “the test”, your students will already know everything they need.
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