Course: Copy of 4th Grade Math

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Course Description

The Big Goal of the 4th grade Math class is for 80% of scholars to achieve at Basic or above on the LEAP, and for 100% of scholars to achieve at Approaching Basic or above. By meeting this Big Goal, scholars will also become competent Mathematicians, destined to achieve extraordinary things in middle school, high school, college, and the world beyond. The mission of the 4th grade Math class is to take personal responsibility for its learning. 4th grade mathematicians know that taking responsibility for their learning is the only way to ensure academic achievement. While Dreamkeepers and parents will do everything they can to help scholars achieve their goals, it is ultimately on the scholars to prove their mathematical prowess.

Units and Lessons

1. Place Value Resources: 30

15 day unit on place value concepts that includes writing/saying numbers in standard form, word form and expanded form. The unit also covers comparing whole numbers and ordering whole numbers. Below are a list of key understandings for this unit. - SW understand that place value explains how numbers are constructed and broken apart. - SW understand the value of a given digit, and its role in determining the overall value of the number it is in. -SW come away with stronger number sense, especially in regards to comparing the value of numbers. -SW understand that place value is applicable to many different math problems, and that they will be using it for the remainder of the year. A detailed look at this unit including layout of lessons, performance tasks, and GLEs/Common Core Standards covered are in a word document.

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Multi-digit Multiplication

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Geometry Resources: 34

Scholars will be exploring angles, transformations, 3-D shapes, and plotting coordinate points. Scholars will understand that angles, shapes and transformations are present in everyday life.

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2. Meanings Of Multiplication and Division Resources: 4

This is a 11 day unit that covers the basics of multiplicaiton and divsion. Scholars will build an understading of the theory behind multiplicaiton and divison while also mastering their facts. This theory includes learning that multiplication is repeated addition and that divsion is the breaking a number apart into equal groups. It also includes a knowledge of the relationship between multiplication and division.

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3. Addition and Subtraction of Whole Numbers Resources: 33

This is a 8 day unit that covers the addition and subtraction of whole numbers. The unit will review the basic algorithms for these 2 operations, and will place a heavy emphasis on regrouping according to place value. The unit will also present scholars with rigorous word problems that they will be expected to analyze and solve.

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4. Patterns and Algebra 2012 Resources: 4

This is a 10 day unit that will cover shape, number, and geometric patterns. Scholars will learn to identify what type fo pattern they are dealing with, as well as strategies to identify the rule of a given pattern. Scholars will also learn strategies to identify the missing elements of patterns. The algebra aspect of the unit will cover solving equations using inverse operations and writing equations derived from word problems.

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5. Multi-Digit Multiplication and Divison 2012_2013 Resources: 4

This is an 18 day unit that will introduce various ways to solve multiplication and division problems. Scholars will be taught how useful mental math can be when solving these types of problems. The main algorithm that will be used to solve multiplication problems is partial products (lattice box multiplication). The standard long divsion algorithm will be taught, but scholars will learn to write out their multiples for each divisor before they start the actual long divion process. The unit will also cover choosing the right operation (multiplication or division) in a word problem. The unit will strive to present scholars with word problems that they can relate to.

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6. Multi-Step Word Problems Resources: 4

This is a 7 day unit that teaches scholars different strategies to help them solve different types of multi-digit word problems.

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7. Data and Graphs Resources: 4

This is a 10 day unit that covers how to read, interpret and construct various types of graphs. The unit will also focus on how data and graphs can be used to better understand history and culture.

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8. Fractions: Understand Fractions and Equivalent Fractions Resources: 4

This is a 13 day unit that reviews a basic understanding of fractions and equivalent fractions. The main scholar take aways of this unit are understading that fractions are parts of whole numbers and that fractions, fraction sets, and fraction regions may look different, but can represent equivalent fractions.

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9. Fractions: Comparing and Ordering Fractions/Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions Resources: 4

This is an 8 day unit that covers comparing and order fractions. It will also begin to explore mixed numbers and improper fractions and their relations to fractions and each other. The unit will attempt to relate its concepts to scholars' lives and cultures.

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10. Fractions: Adding and Subtracting Fractions Resources: 4

This is an 11 day unit that will cover the addition and subtraction of fractions and mixed numbers. It will also cover word problems that involve the addition and subtraction of fractions. The unit will try to relate these problems to the scholars' lives.

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11. Understanding Decimals Resources: 4

This is a 1o day unit that will teach a basic understanding of decimals. It will relate decimals to whole numbers, place value, fractions, and money. The unit will also attempt to realte decimals to scholars' real life, culture, and history.

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12. Measurement: Basics of Measurement Resources: 4

This is a 12 day units that will cover the basics of measurement concepts. Scholars will learn to choose the appropriate unit of measure for a given situation. They will also learn to convert units with a given system.

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13. Measurement: Measurement Word Problems Resources: 4

This is a 10 day unit that will cover perimeter, area, and elapsed time. The unit will also touch on other types of measurement word problems, but they will not be the units focus. The unit will attempt to introduce the above concepts within the context of situations that relate to the scholars' lives.

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14. Geometry 2012_2013 Resources: 4

This is a 14 day unit that will cover angle identification, angle composition and deconstruction, 2-D shape identification (by property) and symmetry. The unit teach these concepts in a real life context, focusing on how geometry is all around us on a day to day basis and that many jobs require a knowledge of geometry.

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Course Info Resources: 4

This folder contains the following course information: 1. Year Long Plan 2. Course Syllabus

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