"If you fail to plan, you plan to fail." One of my principals said this to us at a faculty meeting, and I've never forgotten it. Let's face it. The beginning of the year is hectic, so I'm here to make it easier for you with your very own 4th Grade Math Curriculum Map.
It's hard to plan and allow your instructional content to flow if you don't know what some of your goals are. When you start the school year, you really should have scope and sequence available to you. With a blueprint to refer to frequently, you can ensure that you're staying on track to hit all of your teaching targets.
The 4th Grade Math standards can be overwhelming. I've taken them 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 your own editable curriculum map?
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
- skills/units laid out by numbered weeks based on a 36-week school schedule with clickable links to helpful resources
I left four weeks at the end of the fourth quarter to account for review/test prep. You may need to adjust your schedule the curriculum map as you go in order to finish everything before standardized testing. Some skills may take your class longer and some skills may be easier for your students.
There may be times where your students continue to struggle no matter how much time you spend on a standard; if this happens, you may need to just need to move on to the next skill and reteach certain skills later on. You can also always go back and review skills later if you finish early.
I hope you find this curriculum map helpful, and please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.