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  • Amy Rensko

    August 10, 2020 at 1:33 pm

    I have never done formal spiralling in my math classes. I see the benefit of it and glad that you shared research to support it. I have included review problems and tasks during the school year in my classes, but it was not spirally because we did not dive deeper. I did these review problems/tasks to remind students of previous content. It was helpful to students who had mastered the content pretty well in the first place, but was fairly meaningless to the students who hadn’t. I am interested in learning more about spiralling particularly with regard to related concepts so that students can make deeper connections within the content.

    One question I have is how do you get administrators on board with spiralling if it isn’t something that the school has already adopted? I will be teaching at a new school in a new district this fall so I don’t want to rock the boat.