4th Grade Math(12 Units, 136 Lessons)
Big Idea: Fractions with numerators equal to or larger than the denominator can be written as a whole or mixed number. Models can be used to show improper fractions or mixed numbers.
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Big Idea: Equivalent fractions are fractions that are equal. A number line can be used to identify equivalent fractions.
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Big Idea: When students write to explain, it gives a clear picture of their understanding. Visual models can assist the students in solving the problems.
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Big Idea: Equivalent fractions are fractions that represent the same amount. They can be created by multiplying or dividing, as well as represented with models.
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Big Idea: Models can help students compare fractions, ordering them from least to greatest or greatest to least.
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Big Idea: Fractions can be written in lowest term by finding an equivalent fraction using division. Multiplication is the inverse of division, therefore, it can be used to help solve the division problem. A model can also be used to determine equivalency.
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Big Idea: Fraction strips can be used to help add and subtract fractions with like denominators.
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Big Idea: You can add fractions with unlike denominators by finding a common denominator or by using fraction strips.
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Big Idea: Students can use models to validate their answers to their subtraction problems of mixed numbers with like denominators.
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Big Idea: A unit fraction is a fraction with a numerator of 1. Fractions are multiples of unit fractions.
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Big Idea: Students understand that they can group the multiples of fractions in different ways to multiply by a whole number and get the same answer.
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Big Idea: Voki is a creative way to get students to assess their own learning about fractions (or any topic), as well as incorporate writing into math.
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