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Math Overview

Lessons are based on the Primary Mathematics (Singapore Math) curriculum, which emphasizes problem solving, conceptual understanding, and the ability to approach problems in a variety of ways. Students first encounter the mathematical concepts concretely, through the use of manipulatives.  Students then move on to the pictorial stage in which pictures are used to model problems. When students are familiar with the ideas taught, they progress to a more advanced or abstract stage in which only numbers, notation and symbols are used.

•  place value
•  approximation and estimation
•  factors and multiples
•  2 digit multiplication
•  division by 1 digit numbers and 10
•  units of measure
•  volume, area, perimeter
•  tables and graphs
•  fractions: addition, subtractions, multiplication, mixed and improper
•  decimals: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, rounding
•  geometry: angles, properties of geometric figures, symmetry
•  word problems using bar modeling - see example below
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Steps for Problem Solving with Bar Models :

1. Understand the problem. Underline important information, key words,

and the question.

2. Draw a bar model to represent

each variable and add labels.

bars to match the problem.

4. Work out the computation.

5. Write a complete sentence to answer the question.

Bar Modeling Example: Using the Bar Modeling Technique to Solve a Word Problem

Roy had 3 times as many comic books as Sammy. If Sammy had 7 comic books, how many comic books did Roy have?

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Multiplication Facts

It is crucial that fourth graders make an effort to be able to recall multiplication facts up to the twelves times tables automatically. Many of the more advanced topics covered in 4th grade require that the students have a strong foundation of number fact knowledge. This will allow students to navigate mathematical concepts and problems with increased accuracy, efficiency and understanding. Below you will find websites that facilitate the practice of multiplication facts.

For math practice websites, click below:

More Math Practice Websites