in my opinion. I think of the text as a resource. My curriculum maps give me my main guidelines for exactly what, order is up to me I guess.
I teach 4th. we do review stuff first- graphing,place value, adding, subtracting, basic multiplication and division fact practice. This then lends itself to more complicated multiplication, long division, computation practice. I think we then do fractions, decimals, linear measurement, metric measurement and lastly probability. So many HUGE concepts...good luck finishing by June right?