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  • Susan Eaton

    April 9, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    One takeaway from this is that students learn a concept more deeply and have better retention with spiraling than with blocking the material in units and chapters. I can remember being so relieved once I completed my college course on statistics and how I never wanted to engage with that type of math again. If statistics had been introduced early on and woven into my math classes, I would have been less apprehensive and more open to learning the concepts. As a teacher, I notice that many of my students struggle with retention of previously taught math concepts if they did not have enough time or exposure to interact with the concepts. I also like the concept of using tests to study rather than study for a test.