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Make Math Moments Academy Forums Community Discussion Water Cooler Spiraling the curriculum – Where to begin?? Reply To: Spiraling the curriculum – Where to begin??

  • Mary Manske

    December 2, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    I am starting smaller with spiraling with units. I figure that will both help me get more comfortable and be a lot smaller to deal with. Right now we have team plans that give a brief overview of the day, topic and any materials (we create these things together to match how we want to teach the course, decided as a team, no obligation to anything but assessments).

    I take those and break it out into smaller pieces, set those in a chronology (like we need to define a rate before writing a direct variation equation) and then start putting it together. To scale up, I’d take those same peices (probably somewhat bigger ones) and start putting them places. What you’re trying to do sounds larger scale than that but happy to give you more info on what we’ve been doing (my coteacher is my sounding board)–I’ll start drafting out the pieces either tonight or tomorrow.