As most of you know, I am all about getting the most "bang for my buck" when it comes to teaching. I really want the kids to be doing most of the work, while I just "impart the knowledge". So when I plan, I try to use every resource I have that will enable me to do as much as I possibly can with them.
And, as most of you also know, when it comes to math I SWEAR by Calendar Math and Math Homework. Using my time to do the computation stuff in a spiral way really, truly frees me up to do more math thinking in class (which really, isn't that what math is???) I can honestly say that after implementing these two programs in my room, I never, ever, ever worry about math instruction. Ever. I don't worry that I won't get to everything before the state test. I don't worry that the kids won't "get it". Because, you know what? They always do.
I really can't shout this from the rooftops enough. Calendar and HW have saved my sanity when it comes to math.
OK...so enough of the shouting. I know that many of you have joined me on the Calendar/HW journey this year...and I can't tell you how amazing I feel about that. Thank you for making me realize that I am not the only one who sees the value in this.
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Are you using Calendar or Math HW? How is it going?