4th Grade math focuses on these five key areas: Numbers & Base Ten, Fractions, Operations & Algebra, Measurement, and Geometry. We will start the year working with numbers up to the millions and exploring how our place value system works. We will be breaking apart numbers and putting numbers together. We will also be comparing and ordering numbers. A lot of our math practice will involve looking at and solving real world problems.
To get ready for 4th grade I am asking you to do three things...
Practice your multiplication facts! Multiplication is so very important in 4th grade math. We will start right off using our basic facts. Grab some flash cards and start memorizing.
Review addition and subtraction especially with larger problems. Make sure to review how to regroup when adding and subtracting across zeros.
Start looking around for examples of math. When you find an example of numbers being used in life, see if you can come up with a real life problem. If you are in the grocery store and you see bananas being sold for 79 cents a pound, try to figure up how much 3 pounds of bananas would cost.
1st Quarter Math Standards
4.NBT.1 - Recognize that in a multi-digit whole number, a digit in one place represents ten times what it represents in the place to its right. For example, recognize that 700 divided by 7 equals ten by applying concepts of place value and division.
4.NBT.2 - Read and write multi-digit whole numbers using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form. Compare two multi-digit numbers based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >,=, and < symbols to record comparisons.
4.NBT.3 - Use place value understanding to round multi-digit whole numbers to any place.
4.NBT.4 - Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
4.NBT.5 - Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two-digit numbers used on strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area model.
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