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Connecting Academics and Parents- 4th Grade Division

Connecting Academics and Parents- 4th Grade Division
Looking to build your content knowledge of 4th grade division strategies? YES...there is a CAP for that! View the "Train the Trainer" video on "Division Strategies" below to ensure that your instruction has truly met the depth of the 4th…
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Nervous about Number Talks? Now is the time to give them a try!

Nervous about Number Talks?  Now is the time to give them a try!
You most likely have heard the buzz about number talks, but the pressure of state testing may have had you feeling like you didn't have the time to implement them in your classroom...well no more excuses! The Mathematics Florida Standards,…
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Connecting Academics and Parents- 4th Grade Multi-Digit Multiplication

Connecting Academics and Parents- 4th Grade Multi-Digit Multiplication
Have you checked out the CAP Parent Trainings on the Elementary Mathematics Icon? Don't worry....it's not too late! While it is true that these trainings were designed with parents in mind, each training also has an accompanying "Train the Trainer"…
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Looking at Line Plots in 4th Grade

Looking at Line Plots in 4th Grade
In 3rd grade, students measured objects to the nearest half and quarter of an inch and displayed that data on a line plot. In standard MAFS.4.MD.2.4, 4th graders extend that learning to include displaying measurements to nearest half, quarter, and…
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Engaging Computer Games to Build Multiplication Fact Fluency

Engaging Computer Games to Build Multiplication Fact Fluency
Checkout these engaging online games to help increase fluency of multiplication facts. These games could be incorporated into a math block at school or accessed from home: Clear It http://www.abcya.com/clear_it_multiplication.htm Math-Man Mutliplication http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/mathman/mathman_multiplication10.htm Multiplication Blocks http://www.mathplayground.com/multiplication_blocks.html Number Trails http://www.mathplayground.com/number_trails_multiplication.html Kakooma…
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Division Progression

Division Progression
The progression of division starts in 3rd grade...and it is crucial that students really develop a deep concrete understanding of division. If your 4th grade students are still relying on drawing pictures of equal groups with tally marks, they may…
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Kids Confused by Conversions? Kick the Quick Tricks!

Kids Confused by Conversions? Kick the Quick Tricks!
Teachers are often wary about teaching measurement conversions through problem solving...we revert to mnemonic devices, tricks and chants rather than encouraging students to use the same problem solving strategies we have been trying to instill in them all year. Why…
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But my 4th graders can’t tell time!

But my 4th graders can’t tell time!
Elapsed time is incorporated into the 4th grade standard MAFS.4.MD.1.2: Use the four operations to solve word problems involving...intervals of time...and represent intervals of time using linear models. But what do you do when your students can't tell time, let…
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The Progression of Multiplication

The Progression of Multiplication
By the end of 4th grade, students should be able to apply their understanding of place value and properties of operations to multiply a whole number of up to 4 digits by a one-digit whole number and multiply two two-digit…
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Arrays, Area and Perimeter Game

Arrays, Area and Perimeter Game
Checkout this interactive game "Area Blocks" at http://www.mathplayground.com/area_blocks.html ! This game is a fun way for students to relate area and perimeter to the operations of multiplication and addition. Students either play against the computer or another player to create…
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Taking a Step Back to Support Students with Area and Perimeter

Taking a Step Back to Support Students with Area and Perimeter
Are your 4th graders struggling with area and perimeter? It may be time to take a step back. Ms. Park noticed that her 6th (yes, SIXTH) graders were struggling with the concepts of area and perimeter, too. Watch the clip…
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Reasoning About Division

Reasoning About Division
Checkout how this 4th grade teacher uses the number routine "Number Strings" to engage students in meaningful mathematical discourse as they build their understanding of how to find whole number quotients using strategies based on place value, MAFS.4.NBT.2.6. Through her…
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Multiple Multi-digit Multiplication Strategies

Multiple Multi-digit Multiplication Strategies
MAFS.4.NBT.2.5 states that 4th graders should be able to: Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations Illustrate…
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Modeling Multiplicative Comparison

Modeling Multiplicative Comparison
Using simple bar models, often referred to as the "Singapore method", to represent the mathematical relationships in comparison word problems helps students organize their thinking to more easily make sense of the problems and generate equations. Drawing bar models provides…
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4th Grade Math Homework 101

4th Grade Math Homework 101
What are the benefits of homework? • Students: deepens understanding and solidifies concepts learned in class. • Parents: communicates what students are learning; an opportunity for parents to help their child. • Teachers: provides feedback about what students have previously…
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