Each day, students complete a warm-up that usually consists of spiraling the previous day's material, in addition to older material. Warm-up problems also sometimes extend lessons that students have encountered before to more unfamiliar contexts.
For a video narrative about how I structure each lesson, and how the warm-up fits in, click Warm UP .
I decided to spiral things from the unit on functions (Unit 3) because I felt that kids had not seen it in a while, and it would be helpful to review. Some students had a mix-up between inputs and outputs - for example, thinking that if a relation had all of the same outputs, it was not a function. It is a concept that is worth reviewing several times throughout the year.
The homework file is a resource that generally includes 5-7 problems, some of which are related to the day's lesson, as well as spiraled review of previous lessons. I also give the kids the answers to all the problems.
Sometimes, the HW file is a take-home assessment.