The following Problem Based Learning (PrBL) curriculum maps are based on the Math Common Core State Standards and the associated scope and sequences. The problems and tasks have been scoured from thoughtful math bloggers who have advanced our practice by posting their materials online.
(Note: Please don’t ask to “Share” the Google Docs. “Sharing” according to Google Docs doesn’t really mean “share”, it means “make an owner” to Google. If you’d like to share the docs with a colleague, please do! Just copy and paste the URL and forward it on.)
Be sure to check back often as these curriculum maps are bound to change when new cool activities are added on math blogs worldwide. I’ll be adding more and more curriculum maps in due time. Also, if you have a favorite particular task that isn’t here (or just comments in general), let me know in the comments!
*Update 12/23/2013: Better yet, just copy and paste the link into this form!
For more on Problem Based learning, you can check out my previous posts on the topic.
Update 4/12: I added a Grade 8 curriculum map. To be honest though, middle school isn’t totally my wheelhouse. Up until recently, I’ve been bookmarking mostly high school tasks. So I’m sure I’m missing numerous thoughtful middle school blogger tasks. Please let me know what I’ve missed in the comments. — gk
Update 4/15: Added Grade 7 curriculum map. Although it’s a tad light on the 7-EE standards. If anyone’s got any great inquiry based tasks, please let me know! — gk
Update 4/19: Grade 6 is now up for your perusal. However, I fully admit it needs the most work. While I think Grade 7 has been nicely buttressed with additional posed problems, I’m lacking resources on Grade 6, particularly Number Sense and Expressions activities. Please let me know of some stuff to toss in. Thanks! — gk
Update 5/28: Added Integrated Maps for Grades 9-11 (that is, Algebra and Geometry woven together in a beautiful tapestry). It involved a lot of cutting and pasting and may not truly capture the spirit of Integrated Math courses. The maps themselves may require a bit of tweaking at a later date. — gk
Update 12/21/2013: Added Grade 5 Curriculum Map. I fully admit that elementary is not my area of experience, though I’m learning!. I also admit that it’s a bit … thinner on Math Blogosphere folks, but I’d bet much of that is my own bias in following mostly MS and HS folks. Feel free to let me know what I missed in the comments.
Update 1/14/2014: Added Grade 4 Curriculum Map. Also, added a few tasks to Algebra 1 and 9th Grade maps thanks to some submissions via google forms.