Use the interactive below to explore the Curriculum Focal Points across grade levels. As you are exploring, look for connections between and among the grade levels. There is no right or wrong answer for this exercise.

Please drag each focal point at the bottom of the screen into the gray-colored canvas and print out your results. This activity works best in Firefox, Chrome, and Safari web browsers.

Grade 3

Understanding and applying place value and properties of operations to solve problems involving addition and subtraction of whole numbers within 1000

Solving problems with multiplication and division within 100

Understanding fractions as numbers and representing equivalent fractions

Describe characteristics of 2-D and 3-D geometric figures, including measureable attributes

Grade 4

Developing fluency with efficient use of the four arithmetic operations on whole numbers and using this knowledge to solve problems

Measuring angles

Understanding decimals and addition and subtraction of decimals

Building foundations for addition and subtraction of fractions

Grade 5

Developing and understanding of and fluency with addition, subtraction, muliplication, and division of fractions and decimals

Understanding and generating expressions and equations to solve problems

Representing and solving problems with perimeter, area, and volume

Organizing, representing, and interpreting sets of data

Grade 6

Using operations with integers and positive rational numbers to solve problems

Understanding and apply rations and rates and using equivalent ratios to represent proportional relationships

Using expressions and equations to represent relationships in a variety of contexts

Understanding data representation