We have an exciting year ahead in math! Utilizing the new enVision MATH Common Core program texts and resources, the students will be involved in differentiated student centered instruction and many “hands-on” activities and games. The following are the topics of study in fourth grade:
Topic 1: Multiplication and Division: Meaning and Facts
Topic 2: Generate and Analyze Patterns
Topic 3: Place Value
Topic 4: Addition and Subtraction of Whole Numbers
Topic 5: Number Sense: Multiplying by 1-Digit Numbers
Topic 6: Developing Fluency: Multiplying by 1-Digit Numbers
Topic 8: Number Sense: Multiplying by 2-Digit Numbers
Topic 9: Number Sense: Dividing by 1-Digit Divisors
Topic 10: Developing Fluency: Dividing by 1-Digit Divisors
Topic 11: Fraction Equivalence and Ordering
Topic 12: Adding and Subtracting Fractions and Mixed Numbers with Like Denominators
Topic 13: Extending Fraction Concepts
Topic 14: Measurement Units and Conversions
Topic 15: Solving Measurement Problems
Topic 16: Lines, Angles, and Shapes
The following Standards for Mathematical Practice are taught and incorporated into all topics of study. The students will learn to explain in writing the methods used to solve problems.
1. Make Sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
4. Model with Mathematics.
5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
6. Attend to precision.
7. Look for and make use of structure.
8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
Basic Fact Mastery
As in the past, all children will be responsible for knowing the basic math facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, through the 9’s.
Timed speed tests on 50 basic facts will be given regularly. These drills will not be part of the math grade. Students should strive to get 90-100% of the problems correct within three minutes. We cannot stress enough the importance of knowing these facts! They are the foundation of every math topic we study.