Homework Solutions for Busy Teachers

Homework is easy with math spiral review no prep printables. Elementary teachers also love them for morning work, quizzes, RtI, bell ringers, guided math workshop warmups & assessments. Homework folders, packets, or binders make organization and management easy. They eliminate the need for test prep yet increases standardized test scores. They’re for second grade, third grade, fourth grade, & fifth grade & include answer keys, digital projectable, & data analysis. Grab the free samples.

These were five of the problems I faced in my 3rd grade classroom and (no matter which grade you teach) I'm pretty sure you can relate. The good news is I managed to find a solution that saved me time and made me feel far less stressed each day. Not only that, but my students' math skills were strengthened and their families were less burdened with random assignments each night. Read on to learn about the problems I had and how I solved them.

We were required to give homework 4 nights a week. It was a mandate, so my personal feelings made no difference. I had to send it nightly.

I often received emails and phone calls from confused parents who said they didn't understand the homework or told me that their child had told them that he or she had "never seen this stuff before." Let's be honest...our time is so limited and we do not want to spend the afternoon or start the morning returning messages explaining directions or convincing someone that you did, in fact, teach it in class.

I needed to spend some of our instructional time every afternoon going over the instructions because each assignment varied.

I frequently had a parent and child (or parents and children) return to my classroom because the homework never made it into the backpack. This often resulted in an unplanned conference at a time when I needed to prepare for the next day.

Unrelated to homework, I consistently faced a different problem. I often would teach a concept, the students would demonstrate proficiency...and then they didn't.

How often do you have students who forget what odd and even (or a prime and composite if you teach higher grades) numbers are, not remember how to round to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000, or sit like a deer in headlights when asked to write a number in expanded form in the spring when they were rock stars of that skill in the fall when it was taught.

This is especially troublesome if you teach in a grade that takes standardized testing at the end of the year because you then need to set aside a lot of class time for review and test prep.

I am happy to say that I created a solution to ALL of those problems and it has proven to be successful for thousands of other teachers too, which seriously makes me feel proud and excited!

Based on the problems stated above, I knew I needed something that...



I began creating Spiral Review Math Pages that used the same daily format, covered skills from each area (computation, measurement, geometry, data, word problems, etc.) on each page and continuously spiraled previously taught skills, so they remained on the top of their minds. The added benefit to this was that students who had not demonstrated proficiency earlier in the year had the opportunity to do so over time through repeated practice and instruction.

Suddenly, homework became purposeful and easy to manage, my students became much stronger in all math concepts, the parents expressed gratitude for the consistent format, and the phone calls and emails asking for assignment clarification completely stopped.
Homework is easy with math spiral review no prep printables. Elementary teachers also love them for morning work, quizzes, RtI, bell ringers, guided math workshop warmups & assessments. Homework folders, packets, or binders make organization and management easy. They eliminate the need for test prep yet increases standardized test scores. They’re for second grade, third grade, fourth grade, & fifth grade & include answer keys, digital projectable, & data analysis. Grab the free samples.
By assembling homework packets that were sent home on Friday afternoons, I was able to prep an ENTIRE YEAR of homework at once and never had to think about it again. I even eliminated the problem of having "drop in visitors" who had forgotten their daily assignment.

The students simply completed one page each night beginning on Monday afternoons and returned only that one page to class in the morning. The other nightly pages remained at home. 

This meant I no longer needed to take any class time to explain the directions or check to make sure the papers made it into the backpacks.

In the morning, I displayed the projectable version of the spiral review page onto the board and we went over it together. This daily quick review made them accountable and truly reinforced all of the math skills regularly.

There are 25 pages per month. Since I never needed to use all 25, I would use the extras...
It was so effective that it COMPLETELY eliminated the need for any review and test prep in the spring and my students' test scores were much higher than previous years.

These worked so well for myself and the other 3rd grade teachers who were using them, that (by request) I created them for second grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade as well. Each was designed in consultation with and piloted by experienced teachers in those grade levels. They have since been used the past few years by thousands of teachers who have reported great success as well.

You can grab the set that is specific to your grade level now or read on below to learn about exactly what is included. You can also see testimonials from real classroom teachers and homeschool families who have been using them too.
Homework is easy with math spiral review no prep printables. Elementary teachers also love them for morning work, quizzes, RtI, bell ringers, guided math workshop warmups & assessments. Homework folders, packets, or binders make organization and management easy. They eliminate the need for test prep yet increases standardized test scores. They’re for second grade, third grade, fourth grade, & fifth grade & include answer keys, digital projectable, & data analysis. Grab the free samples.


Each Grade Level Math Packet includes 250 NO PREP pages that can be used as Homework, Morning Work, Spiral Review, etc. for the ENTIRE YEAR.

There are also teacher analysis pages to make it easy to see which students need to be pulled for small groups or if it would be beneficial to reteach the concept to the entire class.


I've added additional "show your work pages" for students to record their thinking.
Homework is easy with math spiral review no prep printables. Elementary teachers also love them for morning work, quizzes, RtI, bell ringers, guided math workshop warmups & assessments. Homework folders, packets, or binders make organization and management easy. They eliminate the need for test prep yet increases standardized test scores. They’re for second grade, third grade, fourth grade, & fifth grade & include answer keys, digital projectable, & data analysis. Grab the free samples.
The answer keys were designed so that it is easy for you to grade their work, but they can even be used as a projectable slide, so your students can check their own work if you prefer.

If you choose to use them as in-class work, you can eliminate prep entirely by projecting the page on your interactive whiteboard and having them record their answers on the included answer sheets, in math notebooks, or on dry erase boards.

The packets all have monthly/seasonal themes. September targets many of the skills that were required at the end of the previous grade level. It was designed to be used as a review for the new year and to pinpoint important foundational skills that your students must be proficient in before moving on to new standards. The following months build in a systematic, sequential order with lots of spiral review built in so that students retain important concepts. 

You can visit each grade level's individual resource page to see which skills are covered in each packet.



REAL TEACHER TESTIMONIALS

• “WOW! I’ve been teaching for 16 years and this has been the most useful thing I have used. My students really understand all of the skills and I loved knowing I wasn’t moving on without all my kids being proficient. The beautiful layout, structured format, and clear expectations made it so easy to make these become part of our daily routine. I highly recommend them to everyone.” (Thank you Jocelyn P.)

• “I started using your monthly spiral review pages in October and never looked back. Not only did they provide us with quality daily work, but I just got my end of year scores back for the district math assessments and my entire class crushed it. I attribute their success 100% to these pages combined with your guided math book that opened my eyes to a whole new way of teaching. I can’t thank you enough. My administration has taken notice. I’m so proud of what we’ve done.” (Thank you Kerri K.)

• My teammates and I had the opportunity to see you present about guided math and math workshop and excitedly jumped right in with your guided math format the next week! We have been using the spiral review pages as homework and in the “at your seat” station during our daily math workshop. OMG!!! We ALL agree that between the new teaching routines and the use of these pages, our students are consistently performing above average and truly understand the math. It’s not just our opinion either because we just received our test scores from last year and they were not only MUCH higher than ever before, but we outscored the district and student growth from the previous year was amazing. That was what prompted me to finally leave a review. I/we can not recommend these enough. Thank you for not only making our jobs easier, but so much more enjoyable as well. (Thank you Jessica R.)

• These are absolutely wonderful for my students! I use them for a variety of things including review and homework. (Thanks Tony C.)

• “Love the data sheets! Great way for me and my students to monitor their learning.” (Thanks Kelsey)


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Homework is easy with math spiral review no prep printables. Elementary teachers also love them for morning work, quizzes, RtI, bell ringers, guided math workshop warmups & assessments. Homework folders, packets, or binders make organization and management easy. They eliminate the need for test prep yet increases standardized test scores. They’re for second grade, third grade, fourth grade, & fifth grade & include answer keys, digital projectable, & data analysis. Grab the free samples.


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