charlieandsnoopy.jpgUnits of Study

Unit 1: Place Value and Multidigit Addition and Subtraction

Unit 2: Multiplication with Whole Numbers
Unit 3: Division with Whole Numbers
Unit 4: Equations and Word Problems
Unit 5: Measurement
Unit 6: Fraction Concepts and Operations
Unit 7: Fractions and Decimals
Unit 8: Geometry

Common Core

Common Core standards for 4th grade

The Problem Solving Process

Using the Mathematical Practices

Mathematical Practice

Student Actions

Understand the Problem Situation
  • Make sense of the problem.
  • Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
Make Sense of the Language
  • Students use the problem language to conceptualize the real world situation.
Represent the Problem Situation
  • Model with mathematics.
  • Look for and make use of structure.
Mathematize the Situation
  • Students focus on the mathematical aspects of the situation and make a math drawing and/or write a situation equation to represent the relationship of the numbers in the problem.
Solve the Problem
  • Use appropriate tools
  • Use repeated reasoning.
Find the Answer
  • Students use the math drawing and/or the situation equation to find the unknown.
Check That the Answer Makes Sense
  • Critique the reasoning of others.
  • Attend to precision
Check the Answer in the Context of the Problem
  • Students write the answer to the problem including a label.
  • They explain and compare solutions with classmates.