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Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

36 Weeks

Overview

The Elementary math courses inspire students to become critical thinkers and problem solvers. The learners use math as a tool to make sense of and understand the world around them. The courses include media that uses sight and sound to engage students. For example, rhymes, chants, songs, and videos help teach and practice foundational math skills. The focuses of the 4-5 math courses are multiplication and division within 100, fractions, decimals, shapes, area, and volume. Students explore content prior to being explicitly taught and hands-on activities help strengthen the learners’ algebraic and critical thinking skills. Digital and concrete manipulatives help support mathematical proficiency in all grades. The learners are provided with many practice opportunities that involve both on-screen and off-screen activities.

Please view the Elementary Parents’ Survival Guide: The First Four Weeks of Online Learning for guidance on helping your student in the transition to online learning.

Course Requirements

To achieve success, students are expected to submit work in each course weekly. Students can learn at their own pace; however, “any pace” still means that students must make progress in the course every week. To measure learning, students complete self-checks, practice lessons, multiple choice questions, projects, discussion-based assessments, and discussions. Students and families are expected to maintain regular contact with teachers because, when teachers, students, and parents work together, students are successful.

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Major Topics and Concepts

Major Topics and Concepts

In Math Grade 4, students will add, subtract, multiply, and divide multi-digit whole numbers. The course provides the opportunity for students to develop an understanding of adding, subtracting, and multiplying fractions by whole numbers. Analyzing and classifying shapes is another focus of the course. Other engaging activities include learning about data/line plots, decimals, and measurement.

Segment One

  • Place value
  • Rounding numbers
  • Representing and interpreting data
  • Line plots
  • Adding multi-digit whole numbers
  • Subtracting multi-digit whole numbers
  • Multiplying and dividing to solve word problems
  • Solving multistep word problems
  • Multiplying by one-digit numbers
  • Multiplying by two-digit numbers
  • Dividing by one-digit numbers
  • Factors and multiples
  • Prime and composite numbers

Segment Two

  • Equivalent fractions
  • Adding fractions
  • Subtracting fractions
  • Adding mixed numbers
  • Subtracting mixed numbers
  • Multiplying a fraction by a whole number
  • Multiplying a whole number by a mixed number
  • Decimals
  • Measurement
  • Angles
  • Patterns

Module One: Generalize Place Value Understanding
Module Two: Represent and Interpret Data on Line Plots
Module Three: Fluently Add and Subtract Multi-Digit Whole Numbers
Module Four: Use Strategies and Properties to Multiply by One-Digit Numbers
Module Five: Use Strategies and Properties to Multiply by Two-Digit Numbers
Module Six: Use strategies and Properties to Divide by One-Digit Numbers
Module Seven: Use Operation with Whole Numbers to Solve Problems
Module Eight: Factors and Multiples
Module Nine: Fraction Equivalents and Comparing
Module Ten: Understanding Addition and Stubtraction of Fractions
Module Eleven: Extend Multiplication Concepts to Fractions
Module Twelve: Understand and Compare Decimals
Module Thirteen: Measurement: Find Equivalence in Units of Measure
Module Fourteen: Algebra: Generate and Analyze Patterns
Module Fifteen: Geometric Measurement: Angles and Angle Measurement
Module Sixteen: Lines, Angles, and Shapes

Credits 1

Competencies

  • Place Values
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of place values by explaining whole numbers, number names, place values, rounding, and comparing numbers.
  • Line Plots
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of line plots by describing and creating line plots, values on a plot, fraction plotting, and answering line plot questions.
  • Add and Subtract Multi-Digit Whole Numbers
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of adding and subtracting multi-digit whole numbers by adding and subtracting numbers up to 4 digits, 5-digits and 6-digits, performing addition and subtraction equations, and comparing parts of an equation to find unknown numbers.
  • Multiplication Strategies and Properties: One-Digit Numbers
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of multiplication strategies and properties using one-digit numbers by using and explaining rounding strategies, estimation techniques, associative and distributive properties, partial products, and area and array models when multiplying one-digit numbers.
  • Multiplication Strategies and Properties: Two-Digit Numbers
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of multiplication strategies and properties using two-digit numbers by explaining rounding strategies, estimation techniques, partial products, and area and array models when multiplying two-digit numbers.
  • Division Strategies and Properties: One-Digit Divisor
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of division strategies and properties by completing and explaining division of 3 and 4-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers using partial quotients and remainders, and solving division equations.
  • Problem Solving with Multiplication and Division
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of problem solving with multiplication and division by creating, solving, and describing multi-step multiplication and division equations from word problems.
  • Factors and Multiples
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of factors and multiples by describing how to identify common factors, prime and composite numbers, and multiples of a given whole number.
  • Comparing Fractions
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of comparing fractions by using various techniques to describe how to compare fractions to determine if they are equivalent or which is larger.
  • Addition and Subtraction of Fractions
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of addition and subtraction of fractions by completing and explaining addition and subtraction of proper fractions and mixed numbers.
  • Multiplication of Fractions
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of multiplication of fractions by completing and explaining the multiplication of fractions.
  • Decimals
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of decimals by explaining decimal notation, renaming fractions as decimals, decimal size comparisons, and solving decimal word problems.
  • Measurement
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of measurement by completing and describing non-metric and metric measurements, solving measurement problems using formulas and solving problems involving time.
  • Algebra: Patterns and Concepts
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of algebra patterns and concepts by following a rule to extend number and shape patterns and identifying rules given patterns.
  • Geometric Measurement
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of geometric measurement by creating and describing points, lines, line segments, rays, angles, and finding measurements of angles.
  • Lines, Angles, and Shapes
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of lines, angles, and shapes by describing and constructing two-dimensional figures using lines and angles, identification of angles, classification of two-dimensional figures.

Pre-Requisites

None

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