# The Curriculum

##### Components

Each grade is made up of 8 curriculum units, an Implementation Guide, and a Content Guide. Also available for teachers: a Spanish Companion and an Assessment Sourcebook specific to the grade. Each classroom needs the manipulatives and cards used in that grade, and one Student Activity Book per student. (See the grade level tabs for more detailed information about materials.) The curriculum can be taught without access to technology, entirely digitally, or using a blended approach.

##### Features of the Curriculum

- Math Content by Strand
- Standards for Mathematical Practice
- Assessment
- Differentiation
- Review and practice
- Embedded professional development

##### Take a Tour of a Unit (Grade 2, Unit 5)

##### Take a Tour of an E-text (Grade 4, Unit 1)

##### Take a Tour of the Digital Components (Grade 4)

##### Overview

- Unit Summaries describe the content and pacing of the Kindergarten units.
- Information about the Kindergarten materials.
- Learn more about how the 3rd edition compares to the 2nd.

##### A Sample Session

- This session focuses on the teen numbers.
- Review the Assessment Checklist, Teacher Note, and Dialogue Box referenced in the session.

##### About The Math

- Mathematics in Kindergarten describes the math content, by strand, and how it builds over the year.
- Math Words & Ideas, by unit. The MWI summarizes and illustrates important math words and concepts.
- Scope and Sequence.
- Correlations to the CCSS.

*Investigations* in the Kindergarten Classroom

This teacher introduces the class to a new kind of problem: How Many of Each?

##### Overview

- Unit Summaries describe the content and pacing of the Grade 1 units.
- Information about 1st grade materials.
- Learn more about how the 3rd edition compares to the 2nd.

##### A Sample Session

- This session focuses on representing and combining 2-digit numbers, and thinking about the number of tens.
- Review the Assessment Checklist referenced in the session.

##### About The Math

- Mathematics in Grade 1 describes the math content, by strand, and how it builds over the year.
- Math Words & Ideas, by unit. The MWI summarizes and illustrates important math words and concepts.
- Scope and Sequence.
- Correlations to the CCSS.

*Investigations* in the Grade 1 Classroom

One student discusses her strategy for solving a story problem (18 + _ = 25) with her teacher.

##### Overview

- Unit Summaries describe the content and pacing of the Grade 2 units.
- Information about 2nd grade materials.
- Learn more about how the 3rd edition compares to the 2nd.

##### A Sample Session

- This session focuses on representing 3-digit numbers as hundreds, tens, and ones.
- Review the Teacher Note referenced in the session.

##### About The Math

- Mathematics in Grade 2 describes the math content, by strand, and how it builds over the year.
- Math Words & Ideas, by unit. The MWI summarizes and illustrates important math words and concepts.
- Scope and Sequence.
- Correlations to the CCSS.

*Investigations* in the Grade 2 Classroom

One student shares his strategy for solving 69 + 87.

##### Overview

- Unit Summaries describe the content and pacing of the Grade 3 units.
- Information about 3rd grade materials.
- Learn more about how the 3rd edition compares to the 2nd.

##### A Sample Session

- This session focuses on locating and comparing fractions on number lines.
- Review the Teacher Note referenced in the session.

##### About The Math

- Mathematics in Grade 3 describes the math content, by strand, and how it builds over the year.
- Math Words & Ideas, by unit. The MWI summarizes and illustrates important math words and concepts.
- Scope and Sequence.
- Correlations to the CCSS.

*Investigations* in the Grade 3 Classroom

Students discuss ways they might use their “plus/minus rule” to add 623 + 249.

##### Overview

- Unit Summaries describe the content and pacing of the Grade 4 units.
- Information about 4th grade materials.
- Learn more about how the 3rd edition compares to the 2nd.

##### A Sample Session

- This session focuses on computation with fractions.
- Review the Assessment Checklist and Dialogue Box referenced in the session.

##### About The Math

- Mathematics in Grade 4 describes the math content, by strand, and how it builds over the year.
- Math Words & Ideas, by unit. The MWI summarizes and illustrates important math words and concepts.
- Scope and Sequence.
- Correlations to the CCSS.

*Investigations* in the Grade 4 Classroom

Students compare two strategies for solving 145 + 226, one of which is the US standard algorithm.

##### Overview

- Unit Summaries describe the content and pacing of the Grade 5 units.
- Information about 5th grade materials.
- Learn more about how the 3rd edition compares to the 2nd.

##### A Sample Session

- This session focuses on multiplying a whole number by a fraction.
- Review the Teacher Note and Dialogue Box referenced in the session.

##### About The Math

- Mathematics in Grade 5 describes the math content, by strand, and how it builds over the year.
- Math Words & Ideas, by unit. The MWI summarizes and illustrates important math words and concepts.
- Scope and Sequence.
- Correlations to the CCSS.

*Investigations* in the Grade 5 Classroom

Students choose which of three estimates is the closest estimate for a given multiplication or division problem, and explain their thinking.