Michael Rubin – How I Spiraled For the First Time
Greetings fellow math educators (and prospective spiralers?),
I’ve been working on spiraling over the last month and wanted to share my process with the Make Math Moments that Matter community members that are interested in spiraling, wondering how one might start, and how to deal with challenges I encountered.
Jon and Kyle’s Make Math Moments Grassroots Workshop (and the course here on the Academy) inspired me to spiral my High School Course 1 curriculum. One motivator for spiraling is that my classes are designated for our English Language Learners and my classes are projected to double in size as students enroll over the course of the year.
Many thanks to @Jon and @Kyle for helping me navigate the rougher waters of my spiraling process during several math mentoring moments! If interested in hearing more details about my process, how it evolved, and some more challenges that popped up, look for those mentoring moments podcasts which should be coming out soon =).
In order to include screen-shots in the body of the post, I’ve continued this forum post in a google doc. I’ve separated the document into 6 sections. I’ve provided links to them for quick access if you return to this post:
- Content Knowledge
- Progression Mapping
- Day-to-Day Planning
- Continuing/Final Thoughts
If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or would like to share how you planned for and spiraled your class, please share!