I LOVE using spiral math review with my students to help them practice and retain what I’ve taught them! I like to think of my daily spiral reviews as my secret ingredient for why my students perform so well year after year. However, I recently discovered a way to make this “Must Have” resource even better…if…

## I CAN Math Games for Every Math Classroom

Math games should be meaningful and fun, all at the same time. You should feel confident that the math games you choose to use are rigorous enough to challenge your students, while also providing enough exposure to appropriate grade-level content. I CAN Math Games offer all of this, and more, making them the perfect math games…

## Daily Math Review: Benefits, Tips, & Tricks

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 When I originally made I CAN math games, I knew I wanted a multi-purpose resource that could be used in centers, as independent work, as a whole class,…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

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…

## My Not-So-Pinteresty Anchor Charts

Like many other teachers, I am addicted 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. While I admire those teachers who have artistic abilities, that just isn’t me. Although I am not the best at…