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…

## Preparing for Standardized Testing the Stress-Free Way

This week I blogged over at Upper Elementary Snapshots about preparing for standardized tests. I think you are going to love the stress-free strategies I discuss, and the freebies I included. Here is a quick teaser. Last minute cramming, piles of review packets, tons of practice tests….sound familiar? Preparing for standardized tests is something…

## How to Maximize Math Centers

I am beyond excited and honored to be a guest blogger over at the Teachers Pay Teacher blog! Here is a short introduction to my guest post on MAXIMIZING math centers! A teacher’s time is valuable, and so is his or her students’. One of the largest complaints among teachers is that they do not…

## 5 Tips for Successful Math Centers

I just posted a blog post over at Upper Elementary Snapshots that is all about Math Centers! One question I get asked all the time is “How do you conduct daily math centers without losing your mind?”. Well, this post can at least set you off in the right direction when setting up your math…

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 When I originally made I CAN math games, I knew I wanted a multi-purpose resource that could be used in centers, as independent work, as a whole class,…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

## 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…