
Welcome to our math page!
Is there anything I can do to get ready for 4th grade math?
Each and every year, I can never stress enough how important it is for the students to know their multiplication facts! If there is just one educational thing that parents could do over the summer between 3rd and 4th grade, it should be practicing these facts. If you look at the concepts below, you will know how important they really are.
Here is a great website with TONS of free printable pages for math practice. The link below specifically takes you to multiplication printables similar to the ones we will use in class.
https://www.dadsworksheets.com/worksheets/multiplicationprogressivetimestablepractice.html
What program does 4th grade use for math?
District 8 and Mountainside Elementary primarily use McGrawHill "My Math" for lessons and homework. I will sometimes use other materials as well if Colorado Standards dictate that I teach a concept that is not covered in the My Math program. The students work out of large workbooks; there are 2: One for each semester. Each lesson consists of 3 pages, front and back. The first page is an "Instruction" page, the second page is "Practice," and the last page is "Homework."
In most cases, we will have the opportunity to finish the first two pages in class, but if this doesn't happen, the students are expected to work on completing them during other "down time" in throughout the day. We go over/grade the homework the day after the lesson in class. Once graded, students are encouraged to keep the lessons together at home and study them before each unit test. Parents, it might be a good idea to help your child come up with an organization system for their graded work at home!
Students will be given a username and password to access the MyMath website as well. There, you will be able to access the entire workbook online, print resources, watch videos, relearn lessons, play games, etc. Below is a link for the site:
https://connected.mcgrawhill.com/connected/login.do
What will we be learning in 4th grade math?
Below is an approximate Scope and Sequence of what is to be taught in 4th grade math. There are plenty of supplemental workbooks you can purchase from your local "teacher store" if you would like your child to get more practice with specific concepts. (http://shop.banksschoolsupply.com/ or http://www.eschoolcrossing.com/ are great places to start.
1st Quarter 4th Grade Math
Unit 1  Place Value Concepts
 place value up to the millions
 reading and writing multidigit numbers (expanded form, standard form, word form)
 comparing numbers using place value (greater than, less than, equal to)
 ordering numbers using place value
 rounding numbers up to the millions
Unit 2  Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers
 properties of addition/subtraction
 patterns in adding/subtracting
 Estimating sums and differences
 subtracting with regrouping, including subtracting across zeros
Unit 3  Multiplication and Division Concepts
 relating multiplication and division (fact families)
 relate division and subtraction (repeated subtraction)
 comparing using multiplication (converting a sentence to a multiplication sentence)
 multiplication and division properties and rules
 factors and multiples
 prime and composite vs. odd and even
Unit 4  Multiply with OneDigit Numbers
 Multiples of 10, 100, 1,000
 Rounding products
 using place value to multiply (zero shortcut)
 using models to multiply
 distributive property of multiplication
 multiplying with regrouping
 multiplying by a multidigit number
 multiplying across zeros
2nd Quarter 4th Grade Math
Unit 5  Multiplying 2Digit Numbers
 multiply by tens
 estimating products
 2digit distributive property
 2digit by 2digit multiplication
Unit 6  Divide by a OneDigit Number
 divide multiples of 10, 100, 1,000
 estimate quotients (compatible fact families)
 place value to divide
 divide with remainders
 knowing where to divide first (place first quotient)
 distributive property and partial quotients
 long division up to 4 digits
 quotients with zeros
Unit 7  Number Patterns and Sequences
 nonnumeric patterns
 numeric patterns
 sequences
 addition/subtraction/multiplication/division rules
 order of operations
 equations
3rd Quarter 4th Grade Math
Unit 8  Fractions
 factors and multiples
 equivalent fractions
 simplest form
 compare/order fractions
 mixed numbers
 improper fractions
Unit 9  Operations with Fractions
 adding and subtracting fractions
 adding and subtracting mixed numbers
 fractions and multiplication
 multiplying fractions with whole numbers
Unit 10  Fractions and Decimals
 tenths and hundredths
 decimals as fractions and vice versa
 compare and order decimals
4th Quarter 4th Grade Math
Unit 11  Customary Measurement
 customary units of length
 customary units of capacity
 customary units of weight
 customary units of time
 converting all above units within their type
 line plots
Unit 12  Metric Measurement
 metric units of length
 metric units of capacity
 metric units of mass
 converting all above units within their type
Unit 13  Perimeter and Area
 measure perimeter
 measure area
 relating perimeter and area
Unit 14  Geometry
 points, lines, rays
 parallel and perpendicular
 model, classify, and measure angles
 solve problems with angles
 triangles
 quadrilaterals
 lines of symmetry
**Please know that this is only guideline for the sequence and approximate timeline. Pacing may go slower or quicker depending on the teacher and/or class! In addition, some material may be taught out of this order in an effort to more fully prepare students for state testing.
What if my child is struggling in math this year?
First of all, it is completely normal to have some struggles in 4th grade math. The students are jumping from simple operations to complex and multistep procedural math. Here are some tips to prepare you for what is to come:
1) Be prepared to spend more time on homework. More complex skills require more time to solve, and also more problems to practice in order to master a skill.
2) Save all lessons and/or homework, and study/review before tests. There are anywhere between 6 and 12 lessons in a unit, and students may need a refresher on earlier lessons that will be tested on an assessment.
3) Find videos or other resources to go over the material. https://www.khanacademy.org/ is a fantastic website with videos and lessons for a variety of subjects...all the way through high school!
4) Don't be afraid to ask for help. Students should feel safe and comfortable asking for some extra assistance. If you see that this is not happening, email me or give me a call so we can talk.
5) Get some extra practice. See the links for teacher stores above to find out where to get some great resources.