234: How to Do Spiraled Math the Right Way

Have you ever heard me talking about spiraled math instruction and wondered what it would actually look like in your classroom?

In this episode, I’m answering your questions about spiraled math and teaching you how to do it the right way. If you’re new to spiraled instruction, it might seem like you have a lot of work ahead of you, but it’s actually very simple when you know exactly what you need to do.

I’m talking about what spiraling is, why you would want to spiral your math instruction, and what it looks like in the classroom. I’m sharing ideas to help you get started and a resource you can use to make it even easier.

If you’ve been wondering how to spiral your math instruction, I think you’ll find this episode a great place to start.

In Today’s Episode We Discuss: 

  • What spiraling is and what it isn’t
  • The value of spreading learning out over time
  • Why you should be revisiting concepts 
  • Teaching math in context 
  • How we use math in our real lives 
  • What is expected of teachers when it comes to spiraled instruction 
  • Challenges to watch out for 
  • Ideas for themes
  • Ministry expectations 
  • How to adjust your calendar


Spiraling your math program doesn’t have to be a long or arduous journey, and I hope this episode proves that. I have no doubt that you’ll have your program ready to go in no time! 

If you love what you’re hearing in this episode and you want more help spiraling math instruction in your classroom, check out Ignited Math at www.ignitedmath.ca. Ignited Math provides you with everything you need to create an amazing math program that covers all of your required curriculum and keeps your students excited and engaged throughout the year.


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