4th Grade Math Lesson Plans

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The lesson plans below provide a detailed list of the fourth grade math curriculum, with brief activity descriptions and learning activity (LA) numbers. Additional resources related to fourth grade math are also provided, below.

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Math Lesson Plan – 4th Grade Curriculum

Total Activities: 308

Convert numbers containing two to nine digits from standard form to expanded form and vice versa.
Write numbers up to nine digits using oral cues and written cues.
Order numbers up to nine digits and compare numbers using the symbols , and =.
Round numbers to the nearest ten, hundred, thousand, ten thousand, and hundred thousand.
Add whole numbers. (4-digits, up to 3 numbers)
Subtract 4-digit numbers with multiple zeros.
Estimate sums and differences using rounding and compatible numbers.
Define multiples, and list multiples of a given number. Identify common multiples of two given numbers.
Interpret a multiplication equation.
Multiply 1-digit numbers with 2-digit and 3-digit numbers. Use partial products and mental multiplication as strategies.
Multiply 2-digit numbers with 2 and 3-digit numbers.
Multiply multiple factors.
Identify factors of a given number and common factors of two given numbers.
Find whole-number quotients and remainders with one-digit divisors. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, standard algorithms, and models.
Find whole-number quotients and remainders with one-digit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division.
Divide dividends up to four-digits by one-digit with and without remainders. (Include quotients with 0’s)
Solve one-step and two-step word problems in which remainders must be interpreted.
Solve two-digit division problems with and without remainders.
Apply understanding of place value when solving problems involving multiplication by 10 or 100 and division by 10 or a multiple of 10.
Find the average of a set of numbers.
Match parts of a set and parts of a whole with equivalent fractions with denominators up to 12.
Identify improper fractions, and convert between improper fractions and mixed numbers.
Express a fraction with denominator 10 as an equivalent fraction with denominator 100.
Recognize equivalent fractions. Reduce fractions to lowest terms.
Simplify improper fractions to whole numbers using models.
Explore fractions that simplify to whole numbers.
Order fractions with like and unlike denominators 1 through 12 and compare fractions using the symbols , and =.
Solve word problems involving addition of fractions with like denominators by using fraction models and equations.
Solve word problems involving subtraction of fractions with like denominators by using fraction models and equations.
Decompose a fraction into a sum of fractions with the same denominator in more than one way using a visual fraction model.
Decompose an improper fraction into a sum of fractions with the same denominator in more than one way and record each decomposition with an equation.
Add and subtract fractions with like denominators.
Add and subtract mixed numbers with like denominators.
Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators up to 12.
Add two fractions with respective denominators 10 and 100.
Recognize multiples of a fraction.
Multiply a fraction by a whole number using viusla models and equations.
Solve word problems involving multiplication of a fraction by a whole number by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem.
Order decimals and compare the values of two decimals using the signs , and = up to the thousandths place.
Read and write decimals as fractions.
Add and subtract decimals through thousandths.
Count and exchange money in amounts up to $100.00. Solve problems that require making change in amounts up to $100.00.
Solve addition and subtraction problems involving money
Solve multiplication and division problems involving money.
Identify and extend patterns and apply pattern rules using shapes, colors, and numbers. (repeating, growing patterns)
Identify and apply pattern rules using sequences of related numbers (arithmetic, geometric sequence).
Apply the appropriate rule to complete a chart including input/output tables. Solve problems associated with a given relationship using a table of values.
Represent written relationships as expressions and use a variable to represent an unknown quantity in an expression.
Explore the idea of a variable by solving for an unknown quantity in an equation. Example: 3 + a = 7.
Use the Commutative and Associative Properties of Addition and Multiplication to find equivalent expressions or equations containing an unknown quantity.
Define, name, and identify points, lines, line segments, rays and angles.
Identify and classify angles as right, obtuse, or acute.
Understand that an angle is made up of a series of one-degree turns.
Understand how to sketch angles of specified measure using a protractor.
Understand how to measure acute angles using a protractor.
Understand how to measure obtuse angles using a protractor.
Identify polygons, regular polygons, and non-polygons and their attributes.(sides, angles, and vertices) Classify polygons into subsets.
Classify two-dimensional figures based on the presence or absence of parallel or perpendicular lines, or the presence or absence of angles of a specified size.
Classify triangles according to angle size (right, acute, obtuse) and side lengths (equilateral, isosceles, scalene).
Identify the radius and diameter of a circle, and calculate one when given the other.
Identify the attributes of solid figures such as cubes, prisms, pyramids, cones, cylinders, and spheres (edges, vertices, and faces).
Plot a point given an ordered pair or write the ordered pair of a point shown on a coordinate grid (1st quadrant only).
After being given the distance and navigational directions from the initial point within the first quadrant, write the ordered pair of the final point.
Given a plane figure, identify the similar or congruent figure.
Apply a translation, a reflection, or a rotation to a plane figure. Predict the result. Identify the image of a plane figure as a translation, a reflection, or a rotation.
Classify plane figures as having line symmetry, point symmetry, both, or none.
Tell and show time to the 5 and 1 minute intervals.
Find elapsed time using days and weeks.
Interpret time schedules using minutes, hours, days, and weeks.
Define units of length. (inch, foot, yard, mile) Estimate and compare length. Measure to the nearest quarter-inch.
Convert measurements of length to new units.
Define units of capacity. (cup, pint, quart, gallon) Estimate and compare capacity.
Convert measurements of capacity to new units.
Define units of weight. (ounce, pound, ton) Estimate and compare weight.
Convert measurements of weight to new units.
Read thermometer to nearest 2-degree interval. Compute change in temperature.
Define units of length. (centimeter, decimeter, meter) Estimate and compare length. Measure to the nearest centimeter.
Convert measurements of length to new units.
Define units of capacity. (milliliter, liter) Estimate and compare capacity.
Convert measurements of capacity to new units.
Define units of mass. (gram, kilogram) Estimate and compare mass.
Convert measurements of mass to new units.
Read thermometer to nearest 2-degree interval. Compute change in temperature.
Find perimeter by counting units and by adding lengths. Measure to find the perimeter. Select appropriate label for measurement.
Find area by counting units. Multiply to find area. Select appropriate labels of measurement.
Find volume by counting units. Multiply to find volume. Select appropriate labels of measurement.
Display and interpret data in frequency and cumulative frequency tables, compare data, and draw conclusions.
Display and interpret data in bar and double bar graphs, compare data, and draw conclusions.
Display and interpret data in line and stem-and-leaf plots, compare data, and draw conclusions.
Display and interpret data in a line graph, compare data, and draw conclusions.
Identify the mean, median, mode, and range from a set of data or a graph.
Determine certainty, likelihood, and fairness of events.
Determine and list the possible combinations of an event.
Calculate probability as a fraction.
Solve multistep word problems using the four operations. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers.
Students will apply mathematics to real-world problems.
Students will use a problem-solving model.
Students will select appropriate tools.
Students will communicate reasoning.
Students will create and use representations.
Students will analyze relationships.
Students will use precise mathematical language.

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Lesson Activity Finder Tool

activity_finderThe lesson activity finder is one of the many helpful tools that Time4Learning offers its members. The activity finder is a shortcut that makes it easy for parents to preview lessons or find extra practice for their child.

Every lesson in the curriculum has a unique activity number, referred to in the lesson plans as an “LA Number.” These numbers can be found on either the scope and sequence pages or the lesson plans in the parent administration area.

The activity finder can be found in the lower left hand corner of the Student LaunchPad page. To use it, members simply log in to their child’s account, type the Learning Activity (LA) number of a lesson into the Activity Finder and click “Go” to open it.

For additional information, please visit our hints and help section, which gives more details about the activity finder.

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