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…

## Spiral Assessments: Why They Are Necessary

Spiral Assessments are an important part of my classroom. Awhile back I wrote a blog post about “Why Spiral In the Classroom”. I explained that I believe a spiraling curriculum is critical in today’s educational environment and we must be consistently giving students the opportunity to revisit and practice standards they have already learned. I discussed…

## Writing About Math: Constructed Response

I’m so excited to have Andrea from Love Learning guest blogging with me today! She has an awesome post to share about writing in math. As Common Core and more rigorous assessments hit our school, I had to adjust my teaching quite a bit. I have to admit, I love teaching my students not just…

## How to Use I CAN Math Games in the Classroom

A teacher’s time in the classroom is so limited nowadays. It is becoming more and more important to find resources that fill more than just one need. When I originally made I CAN math games, I knew I wanted a multi-purpose resource that could be used in centers, as independent work, as a whole class,…

## Calendar Math in the Classroom

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 opportunity to master a skill, and keeps the standards “fresh” all year. Besides my Spiral Math Homework, Calendar Math…

## Looking For a TWIST on Spiral Math?

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 would like some fresh ideas on how to use this resource in different ways?…

## My Not-So-Pinteresty Anchor Charts

I, like many other teachers, am addicting to collecting beautiful anchor charts on Pinterest. When I collect these, I know very well I cannot possibly recreate them. I am not an artist…I am a teacher. I always admire those teachers who have artistic abilities, but that just isn’t me. Although I am not the…