4th Grade Home

updated for May 14, 2021

 

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Math and Money

A truck driver named Lou taught me how to count back change when I started my first job.  I was 15 years old, working behind the till at a diner in my hometown. Back in the day registers didn’t tell you how much change to give.  I was a mess.  Every day for three weeks Lou refused to accept my pile of change and made me count back correctly.  “Start with what I owe you, count the change up to the next dollar, from there count dollars to what I gave you.”  I smile when I think of this.  Who helped you understand money?

 

Somewhere along our journey we learned that twenty-four dollars is written as $24.00.  We now take for granted that one dollar and thirty-five cents is written as $1.35.  This system (money expressed as decimals) must be overtly taught.  I could use your help.  Give your fourth grader receipts.  Let them look at price tags and break open their meaning.  Fourth grade work with decimals is limited to tenths and hundredths, perfect time to learn the value of a dollar… and a dime, and a cent!

 

Check out fourth grade math standards at

http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/4/NF/  Scroll to the bottom for standards 4.NF.C.5, 6 and 7.

Reading:

Now and always, I am aware of the need for diverse voices.  It’s not just what we read but who does the telling as well.  I acted on that responsibility last year and researched several novels to add to the list available for fourth grade study.  I was excited to purchase a class set of Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz and made room for breaking it open with fourth graders.

 

I rarely shy away from hard topics.  In the course of day-to-day discussions students typically share the richness and pains of all life.  We discuss birth, death, prejudice, racism, classism, sexism, discrimination, worker rights, poverty, fairness, compassion… you get the idea.  When strong topics come up in class, I usually listen, listen and listen some more.  I then help students define terms.  I model consideration for multiple perspectives.  I remind students of our Catholic call for gospel values.  Finally, I encourage fourth graders to go home and talk about how their family responds to whatever issue we are exploring in class.

 

This week fourth graders finish reading Esperanza Rising. I invite families to discuss your experiences and perspectives in response to our classroom reading.  Worker rights, boycott, immigration, deportation, racism, prejudice, strike, language discrimination… all topics that impact the characters and plot of Esperanza Rising.  Topics our fourth graders are ready to explore.  Thank you for your ongoing support.

 

Scholastic Book Order:

Thank you, Alexandra Thompson, for organizing Scholastic book orders this year.  The class set of Esperanza Rising students are reading right now were purchased through Scholastic Book points earned last year. Here is our opportunity to order books online before summer.

https://clubs.scholastic.com/home

Code H8V76

 

Dates to Remember:

Monday, May 10:  MAP testing, Math

Tuesday, May 11, 6:30 PM:  Parent Org Meeting via zoom

Wednesday, May 12:  Research due for Oral Presentation

Thursday, May 13:  Spirit Day, Students dress as teachers, teachers dress as students day!

Monday, May 17:  MAP testing, Reading

Thursday, May 20:  All School Mass, 4th attends via livestream and zoom., MAP testing, Language

Thursday, May 27:  Field Day

Monday, May 31:  Memorial Day, No School

Wednesday, June 2:  Light of Leadership Mass, All School Mass, 4th attends via livestream and zoom.

Friday, June 11:  Last day of school, more information to come!

Helpful links:

 

Updated Link, Google slides for Oral Presentation:

https://classroom.google.com/c/MTI3MjM2NzkxODk0/a/MzI4ODg0MDMxMDMx/details

 

Oral Presentation Project, Folder in Digital Form

https://classroom.google.com/c/MTI3MjM2NzkxODk0/a/MzExODc4ODg1Nzky/details

 

Video to explain presentation

https://youtu.be/BK-f45ORiuQ

 

Mrs. Wilson’s February Back to School Video

Mrs. Wilson’s Youtube

Mrs. Sommerville walks you through Google Classroom

Mrs. Sommerville walks you through seeing teacher comments on Google Classroom

Remote Learning Math Resources from Mrs. Lawler

specialist-k-5/4th-grade-math-resources/

 

Helpful Websites

Reading

Kids A-Z

Login Instructions

Use Google Chrome as your browser.  Safari does not fully support Kids A-Z

Step 1: Go to www.kidsa-z.com

Step 2: Enter or choose the teacher’s username, cwilson329

Step 3: Your child finds his or her username on the class chart

Step 4: Your child enters his or her password, GUAD4green

Science

https://www.fossweb.com

User Name:  OLG4Science

Password:  OLG4Science

 

 

Social Studies

Video clips about timelines

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFu-zMjGJJA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccwFRZFsDbk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xc64qurhFng

 

Video clip explaining the challenge of showing the world on a flat map

 

Youtube clip guides you to create a map of Washington State.  We call the “Puget Sound Lowlands” the “Western Lowlands”.  Otherwise, this is perfect for helping us learn our state’s geography.

 

Video clip showing timeline and explaining BC/AD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFu-zMjGJJA

Typing Website

http://www.typing.com

 

Math

Xtra Math

MathWhizz

Usernames and passwords sent home week of September 1

Math in Focus, Chapter review, Fractions

https://youtu.be/CUjCQ5M3930

Comparing Fractions

 

https://youtu.be/xt7hjfyatYE

Equivalent Fractions, Adding and Subtracting Unlike Fractions

 

https://youtu.be/WtAGqSJGCyk

Renaming Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions

 

https://youtu.be/xnS44TkViWU

Renaming Whole Numbers When Adding and Subtracting Fractions

 

https://youtu.be/7aJkUbdJ5cE

Fractions of a Set and Real World Problem

 

https://youtu.be/BwPLcSplC4c

Fractions of a Set, Real World Problem, Simplest Way

 

Math in Focus, Chapter 3 review

 

https://youtu.be/duRtH4E9uGU

Multiplying 1 digit X 4 digit

Area Model

Multiplying 2 digit X 2 digit

Multiplying 2 digit X 3 digit

Using Rounding to Estimate

 

https://youtu.be/zEOFD0baZOY

Area Model for multiplying larger numbers

 

https://youtu.be/RL0I-X41GDE

Dividing larger numbers

 

https://youtu.be/_5tvQpWbQpk

Real World Problems

Estimation and Number Sense Video Clips

Chapter 2, Math In Focus

https://youtu.be/KV_xcgUBeqI

Rounding

Use rounding to estimate sum or difference.

Use rounding to estimate products

 

 

https://youtu.be/iA0OzXiUACU

Use multiplication facts to estimate quotients.

 

https://youtu.be/VLU3KWHHNP8

Factors, Common Factors, Greatest Common Factors

 

https://youtu.be/BL07JF0j7og

Prime and Composite Numbers

 

https://youtu.be/ojf-p5D-hQU

Multiples, Common Multiples and Least Common Multiples

 

https://youtu.be/AD-pw_cYq4E

Array Models to show multiplication of larger numbers

Area Model to show multiplication of larger numbers

Estimating sums using rounding.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qr-xHNNrZeA

 

Estimating differences using rounding.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mqFzPCWXYY

 

Estimating products using rounding

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHcv7_bf8XQ

 

Estimating quotients using compatible numbers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cI290ZVrHbU

 

Front end estimation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4GSf5u80S4

 

Factors, Prime and Composite Numbers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSKfTReVa-g

 

Finding the Greatest Common Factor using Math In Focus method

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GD5jLpSsN00

 

Factors, Multiples and Prime Numbers easily explained.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tifyIMpyLYw

 

Multiples, Common Multiples, Least Common Multiples

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxPZGv0mLiI

 

Finding the Least Common Multiple using the Math In Focus method

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGLpBe46wIY

 

Using an array model to solve multiplication problems

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDXH9tfVqAI

 

Using an array model to solve multiplication problems, shading ones and tens in a similar way to Math In Focus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t40_Hkf5rj8

 

Using an area model to solve multiplication problems

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdYV6i-kXcA

 

Math, Chapter 1

Math in Focus, Chapter 1 review

 

https://youtu.be/6KwFFS1eQos

Working with Whole Numbers, Place Value

 

https://youtu.be/LTGg9LAdbpc

page 2, Recall prior knowledge

Recalling prior knowledge, Survey textbook pages 1-38, Word Form, Standard Form, Expanded Form, Concrete representation, Count by ones, tens, hundreds, thousands, Value of each digit

 

https://youtu.be/VZSMLG9FbLI

page 3, Recall prior knowledge

Comparing numbers using a place-value chart, Completing a pattern by finding the rule, Concrete ways to show numbers… I ran out of time! Stay tuned.

 

https://youtu.be/dyjAibK-rdc

Math in Focus, Dots on a Place Value Chart

This video introduces the concrete/visual representation of larger numbers used by Math in Focus at the fourth grade level. We use these dots on a place value chart all year long.

 

https://youtu.be/akJrwXoqFPQ

Math in Focus, pages 5-8

Practicing larger numbers, standard form, word form, expanded form… catch my mistake in this video (you have to watch to the end).

 

https://youtu.be/1tCF2K5owkU

Math in Focus, pages 10-11

Showing the value of each digit, Expanded form

 

https://youtu.be/jbTF077eWQk

Math in Focus, Workbook A, pages 3,4,5

“the digit _______ stands for ________.” “the value of the digit _______ is __________ .”

 

 

https://youtu.be/8P5gT-Vkr0Y

Math in Focus, pages 14, 15

Comparing and Ordering larger numbers

 

https://youtu.be/3h_rts2STs4

Math in Focus, page 16

Comparing larger numbers… can you find my mistake?

 

https://youtu.be/eEq7AeEV2L8

Math in Focus, page 20

Adding larger numbers with regrouping, visual representation, then traditional algorithm

 

https://youtu.be/-DP7QCb7alI

Math in Focus, page 25, Subtracting with regrouping

We use both visual (concrete) representation and then the traditional algorithm.

 

https://youtu.be/9Xy1FoJpVl0

Math in Focus, page 29, Subtracting larger numbers, regrouping across 0s

We start with the concrete/visual and also use the traditional algorithm to represent subtracting larger numbers across 0s.

 

 

https://youtu.be/nZgQ3D8eLt4

Math in Focus, Chapter One, Common Hiccup

How many tens are in 43,860? Not 6!

Place Value Websites

http://www.funbrain.com/cgi-bin/tens.cgi?A1=s&A2=1

Play the Place Value Puzzler.

http://education.jlab.org/placevalue/index.html

Play the Place Value Game. http://www.linkslearning.org/Kids/1_Math/2_Illustrated_Lessons/3_Place_Value/index.html

Listen to the online lesson.

http://www.mrnussbaum.com/placevaluepirates1.htm

Play Place Value Pirates.

http://www.mathcats.com/explore/age/cake.html

Create a Place Value Birthday Cake for five different ages.

Basic Fact Multiplication Websites

Create your own checkpoints
Check out the  Five Minute Frenzy activities

http://www.internet4classrooms.com/skill_builders/multiplication_math_fourth_4th_grade.htm

Twenty-eight online games listed, I haven’t played them all

http://www.playkidsgames.com/games/Tunnel/multiplyFrame.htm

Fast paced game

http://www.multiplication.com/flashgames/ConeCrazyLevels.htm

Play the ice cream scoop game

http://www.ausmath.com/Flashcards/multiplication.html

Select the multiplication flashcards

http://www.aplusmath.com/games/matho/MultMatho.html

Play the multiplication game

http://www.aplusmath.com/games/picture/MultPicture.html

Play the hidden picture multiplication game

http://www.aplusmath.com/Games/Concentration/Multiplication_Concentration.html

Play multiplication concentration

http://www.multiplication.com/flashgames/EggStaticDrop.htm

Challenge yourself with this game of multiples

http://www.multiplication.com/flashgames/HolidayPractice.htm

Create a holiday picture as you practice basic facts

http://www.multiplication.com/flashgames/edgemoor.htm

Annoying to some, fun for others…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlN14fxE3-A&feature=PlayList&p=64675BF803F0DB83&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=2

Video clip showing patterns for the 2s and 8s

www.funbrain.com

This website helps explain the concept of multiplication – and then gives strategies for helping to master the basics.