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  • Heidi Warrington

    July 8, 2020 at 12:08 pm

    I haven’t used a spiraled curriculum but it’s interesting to hear the research supports it. Before I started teaching at my school, Everyday Math was the elementary curriculum and the teachers did not feel it provided sufficient practice of the concepts; they did not think the students developed automaticity. Likewise, when we were reviewing new curriculum, other teachers who had taught using Saxon math (which is very purposefully spiraled) felt that there were some students were left behind by the constant switching between strands; Saxon, however, may be more inflexible than other spiraled curricula. I’m taking this workshop to shake up some of my well-ingrained thoughts and habits so I’m open to learning more about this.