4th Grade Math

Course Description

Semester A

Math 4 uses a varied amount of instructional material to reinforce and teach new math skills to the 4th grade learners. Instruction includes creative videos, mathematical storytelling, practical math applications, and repetition to reinforce skills throughout the course. Three areas are focused on and students will finish the course with a strong knowledge in these content areas. The first is developing an understanding and fluency with multi-digit multiplication and developing the understanding of dividing to find quotients involving multi-digit dividends. The second is developing an understanding of fraction equivalence, addition and subtraction of fractions with like denominators, and multiplication of fractions with whole numbers. The third will be addressed in Semester B.

Semester B

Semester B of Math 4 has learners continuing to work with fractions. They will learn to multiply fractions and convert them to decimals. Students will also begin to learn to equivalent measurements of length, weight, mass, and capacity. They will also learn helpful skills in understanding time, distance, and money. Students will develop an understanding that geometric figures can be analyzed and classified based on their properties, such as having parallel sides, perpendicular sides, particular angle measures, and symmetry. Lessons on rectangles, line plots, angles, figure drawing, polygons, and symmetry will be taught. Semester B continues to use varied forms of instruction that allow students to learn these skills in a practical manner.

Course Requirements

Grade Level

4th Grade

Materials

Course Materials List

*Materials listed should be acquired by the student prior to beginning work in the course.

Duration

2 Semesters

Prerequisites

none

Technology Skills

  • Internet Navigation
  • Word Processing Skills
  • Email Communication (with assistance of parent or teacher)

Semester A

Major Concepts:

  • Multiplication
  • Prime and composite numbers
  • Patterns
  • Place Value
  • Number Forms
  • Division
  • Comparisons and estimation
  • Fluency in addition and subtraction
  • Fractions (addition, subtraction, and division)

Semester B

Major Concepts:

  • Fraction multiplication
  • Fractions to decimals
  • Length
  • Measuring weight, mass, and capacity
  • Time, distance, and money
  • Rectangles
  • Line plots
  • Angles
  • Polygons
  • Symmetry