Spiral Review is a critical component of any classroom. Imagine learning something brand new. A week goes by, a month goes by, two months go by, maybe more. Now you have to take a test on that new information. How are you going to do? Not so well, I imagine. This is exactly what we…

## Calendar Math in the Classroom

Calendar Math is one of many ways I review standards during math. If you’ve read my blog before, you know I am all about “spiraling” standards in the classroom. Spiraling just means that you teach, and continuously revisit standards throughout the year. This teaching method gives students plenty of opportunities to master a skill, and…

## Looking For a TWIST on Spiral Math?

Are you looking for a different way to use Spiral Math Review in your classroom? I am beyond excited that Neetu from Cinnamon’s Synonyms is joining me today and has written a guest post where she puts a TWIST on Spiral Math Homework. Have you heard about Spiral Math? Maybe you already own Spiral Homework and…

## Two Ways to Eliminate Test Prep

I know what you’re thinking! Preparing for those state standardized tests is not a FUN task! Test prep can take over our teacher worlds if we allow it to. Years ago, I used to spend a good two to three months (at least) before the test reviewing and cramming as much content as I could…

## Spiral Math Homework to Reinforce the Standards

Early on in my teaching career, I began to hear about spiral math homework. Of course, being the person I am (always looking for something better) I had to look into this spiral math homework. I discovered a strategy for homework where instead of just assigning pages from a workbook or worksheet, students were strategically given a…