“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” One of my principals said this to us at a faculty meeting, and it really stuck in my head. When you start the school year, you really should have a 5th Grade Math Curriculum Map in place. It’s hard to plan and allow your instructional content to flow if you don’t know what some of your goals are.
I’ve taken the 5th grade standards and organized them into an easy-to-view and customizable Google Sheets template so you know exactly what you need to teach and when.
Do you want it?
Click here to get your own copy of my 5th Grade Math Curriculum Map. I’ve even included clickable links on some of the topics in case you’re looking for more specific information as you begin to plan your lessons.
This is only a guide. I repeat…this is only a guide.
The truth is, every classroom is different and the length of a unit can vary. You may spend more time on whole number multiplication and division, or you may fly through that if your students master it quickly.
Once you have your own copy of the curriculum map in Google Drive, you can modify it to fit your schedule/needs. Change the dates, move the skills around, or you can even move entire units.
There are two formats, each on a different tab at the bottom of the sheet:
- skills/units laid out by specific weeks of the year
- skills/units laid out by numbered weeks based on a 36-week school schedule
I’ll be honest…it’s a pretty big curriculum and I’ve had to adjust it MANY times to squeeze everything in. I also realize that this map doesn’t account for standardized testing at the end of the year. I overestimated the time of some skills in case they may take longer, but if they don’t, keep moving on!
**There have been a few times where we’ve finished Unit 3 before winter break and had a week or two of extra time, but we didn’t want to start our big fractions unit before a long holiday. We ended up moving Unit 7 into those two weeks because the kids always master it quickly, and it’s a skill that is more flexible to be taught out of sequence.
You can always go back and review skills later if you finish early.