It was love at first sight! Being the control freak that I am (oh wait…I’m pretty sure most of us teachers are), I knew this was the homework strategy for me. Although there were some versions of this homework out there, none of them were exactly what I wanted or needed.
My checklist for “the most ideal math homework” went something like this…
- I wanted a variety of problems (not just computation)
- I wanted to review key concepts I had ALREADY taught. (versions I saw went ahead of my teaching. I didn’t like this because I don’t like the idea of sending home problems I haven’t yet taught my students. This just confuses the kids as well as the parents!)
- The difficulty of the new problems had to progress with my students’ learning (start out easy, and slowly become more rigorous)
- Finally, ANSWERS!!!!! How can I effectively check my students work in the morning (or review it as a class) if I don’t have an answer key?
I don’t think this is too much to ask for….is it?
I immediately got to work, and each week I began creating my version of “spiral homework.” It was beautiful!
Benefits I notice after using Spiral Math Homework
- Less test prep required at the end of the year.
- Daily practice helps students sharpen their skills.
- Students don’t forget what they have learned.
- Provides me with a daily opportunity to see where my students are still struggling.
- Students are more likely to do their homework because it doesn’t take that long.
- Parents like the predictability of the homework.
- Parents can see exactly what their child needs to know.
- No excuses from parents or students about not completing homework.
- SAVE Paper! 🙂
- Easy to differentiate (edit) so that I can change up the difficulty of questions as needed.
You can grab my Spiral Math Homework for FREE in my Teachers Pay Teachers store.
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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 grades Kindergarten, all the way up through High School. Join the thousands of teachers that are already using this resource! Click your grade level below to get an entire year’s worth of spiral reviews, 100% editable, with answer keys, ready to go. You can also continue scrolling to learn more about my favorite classroom resource.
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The Benefits of Daily Spiral Review
- Students master and retain grade-level standards in less than 10-15 minutes per day.
- Student confidence in math increases.
- Students don’t forget what they’ve learned.
- Teachers can quickly identify and target students who need reteaching on a day to day basis.
What Makes this Math Spiral Review Resource Special?
- This spiral review was strategically designed so that students DO NOT see problems they HAVE NOT been exposed to. (expecting students to complete work they have never been taught is not effective and can increase frustration)
- Problems become more rigorous over time.
- The clean layout provides consistency. Students learn the routine and know exactly what is expected each day.
- The entire week fits on just one page. This helps schools and teachers save on copies while still providing meaningful review. Students can use the “Show Your Work Page” or a simple notebook for extra space.
- This entire resource is 100% EDITABLE (Microsoft Word). You can easily edit, copy, paste, or delete anything and everything. Use these sheets to customize the perfect daily review system for your classroom!
- It’s also NO-Prep! If you aren’t looking to edit the sheets, you can use the “easy print” option in the file to just print and go.
- I am ALWAYS updating this resource to make it even more effective. If you decide to purchase this resource, you will receive ALL future updates for FREE! Education is always changing and so is this resource!
Why Teachers Love It!
- Makes homework or morning work more predictable and easy to complete.
- Students are exposed to multiple standards every day, keeping their skills sharp.
- The daily assignments are meaningful and NOT overwhelming.
- Each week focuses on a particular skill while still reviewing skills you’ve already taught.
- The progress monitoring section holds students accountable for their own learning.
- Parents appreciate the consistency of the homework (if using as homework).
- Teachers can easily see where students are still struggling on a regular basis
- It’s Editable – change questions or wording to differentiate and fit your students’ needs.
- Teachers find students need almost NO test-prep before standardized testing when using this resource all year.
- Homework completion rates increase! (if using as homework)
- It gets results! Teachers spend less time reteaching standards and preparing for standardized tests.
What teachers are saying…
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