Math Spiral Review has proven to be the most effective resource in helping students practice and retain math standards all year long. Throughout my teaching career, I have dedicated hundreds of hours to creating the most effective math spiral review resources for the classroom. I am excited to be able to offer Math Spiral Reviews for…

## 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…

## My Classroom “Must Haves”!

When it comes to organizing and planning a classroom, every teacher has a few items they couldn’t possibly ever go without! It might be that favorite stapler, a cozy chair, or an amazing resource! I have gotten together with the bloggers over at Upper Elementary Snapshots to tell you about my Classroom Must Haves. Let’s…

## 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…

## Homework: An Effective Approach

I have always hated homework. Seriously, it was the word-that-shall-not-be-named, as far as I was concerned. As a kid, I hated that I spent all day in school just to go home and continue the madness. Once my daughter started school, I hated forcing it on my her and repeating “do your homework”. After becoming a…

## Spiral Math Homework in High School – A Student’s Perspective

Josh from Boom! Feeny is guest blogging with me today about how spiral math homework works in his high school classroom. I love this post because it is from the perspective of one of his students, and it is amazing to see how this spiral math resource has changed the way she feels about homework. My own…

## Spiral Review in the Classroom

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…

## 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…