Math Scope and Sequence
Yesterday the team met about the math scope and sequence for next year's fourth grade. Essentially we made room for all the main grade-level concepts. The meeting gave us a positive launching pad for next year's math program. I hope to add more detail to the chart over the summer and next year to guide the classroom efforts.
My math goal next year will be to use an SMP planning chart and the standards to guide the roll-out of each unit in differentiated ways providing room for all on the continuum from remediation and review to enrichment in engaging ways.
In addition to the scope and sequence, I will also employ a number of “Mental Push-ups” (a term coined by my colleague, Mike O'Connor) and math routines to develop facility and fluency with math concepts. The routines will include the following:
- oral routines
- fact practice
- math message
- computation practice
- online home study (self grading/reporting) i.e. Xtra Math, That Quiz, SumDog
Related Standards Website
Computation/Problem Solving Thread
*Note that measurement is a nice introductory unit as it is new for many and you can use it help introduce classroom information. Here is a link to many measurement activities.
Mid January- March
Symphony Mid-Year Benchmark?
Students seem to grasp these concepts with ease.
Symphony end year benchmark
CBM end year?
**Units that can be moved to different times of the year without too much trouble.