Fourth Grade EPP (2023-24)
- Stepping Stones Journals
- Math Notebooks
- ST Math (online program focussed on math reasoning and modeling with mathematics)
- First in Math (online math games designed to promote critical thinking skills and build math fluency)
- SeeSaw (online learning platform)
Fourth Grade EPP Curriculum Overview
We will work on Ohio’s Learning Standards and the 8 Mathematical practices using the program Stepping Stones. We will continue to work on enrichment activities to deepen our appreciation and passion for mathematics. Our Stepping Stones Student Journal is divided into 12 Modules. We will complete 4 Modules per Trimester. The curriculum will spiral and students will work on a variety of math skills in each Module.
Homework will be assigned homework every Friday. It will be due the following week on Friday.
Fourth graders will take the Ohio State Math Test on Tuesday, April 23rd and Wednesday, April 24th. Fourth graders will have 75 minutes each day for the math test. This test will be taken on the computer. Starting on Monday, February 26th, we will review example questions and the testing tools in class. You can review these with your child too. Please click on the link- Ohio State Test to view practice test questions. Your child can show you the steps to find 4th grade math questions. Fourth graders will have access to a formula sheet that includes conversion of units of measure in the Metric System and Customary System.
The math test is divided into two parts. It will be worth 49-51 points. Students will be assessed in the following categories.
- Multiplication and Division (17-21 points)
- Geometry (17-21 points)
- Fractions (11-13 points).
TEST TAKING TIPS/REMINDERS
- Stick to a normal routine the week of testing. Get a good night’s sleep and eat a healthy breakfast.
- Remember good math practices- You will have paper and pencil to solve questions.
- Read and REREAD questions carefully.
- Remember that some multiple choice questions can have more than one answer (select ALL that apply).
- Double Check ALL questions. Every question is important.
- If you are unsure of a solution, eliminate answer choices and take an educated guess.
- Take short mental breaks if you need to relax and refocus.
- If you need a tissue, new pencil, or anything, raise your hand and ask your teacher.
- Remember your teachers and families are PROUD of you! You are ready and will do AWESOME on your MATH TEST!
Current Math Topics
We will soon be learning about modeling and adding decimals. For our current enrichment unit, we are working on creating patterns and procedures in Terrapin Logo.
In March and April, we will work on our Robotics Enrichment Unit. We will build and program a taskbot. Then, we will design and build a creative bot.
Trimester 3 Math Topics
*Adding and Subtracting Decimals
*Picture and Numerical Patterns
*Order of Operations
- Stepping Stones Journals
- Math Notebooks
- ST Math
- First in Math
Decimal, Tenths, Hundreths, Thousandths, x-coordinate, y-coordinate, function table, theoretical probability, experimental probability, fundamental counting principle, and permutations.
Below are some of the critical areas we will focus on this trimester:
Critical Area 1: Developing an understanding and fluency with multi-digit multiplication, and developing understanding of dividing to find quotients involving multi-digit dividends as part of effectively and efficiently performing multi-digit arithmetic Students generalize their understanding of place value to 1,000,000, understanding the relative sizes of numbers in each place. They apply their understanding of models for multiplication (equal-sized groups, arrays, and area models), place value, and properties of operations, in particular the distributive property, as they develop, discuss, and use efficient, accurate, and generalizable methods to compute products of multi-digit whole numbers. Depending on the numbers and the context, they select and accurately apply appropriate methods to estimate or mentally calculate products. They develop fluency with efficient procedures for multiplying whole numbers; understand and explain why the procedures work based on place value and properties of operations; and use them to solve problems. Students apply their understanding of models for division, place value, properties of operations, and the relationship of division to multiplication as they develop, discuss, and use efficient, accurate, and generalizable procedures to find quotients involving multi-digit dividends. They select and accurately apply appropriate methods to estimate and mentally calculate quotients, and interpret remainders based upon the context. Students efficiently and effectively add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers.
Critical Area 3: Understanding that geometric figures can be analyzed and classified based on their properties, such as having parallel sides, perpendicular sides, and particular angle measures Students describe, analyze, compare, and classify two-dimensional shapes. Through building, drawing, and analyzing two-dimensional shapes, students deepen their understanding of properties of two-dimensional objects and the use of them to solve problems.