Math

Welcome to 4th Grade Accelerated Math!

Curriculum

Our curriculum is Pearson EnVisions.  We will be using the fifth grade program.  Students can log in to the website by going here and following the directions for logging in.  On the website, students can watch videos from the day's learning and view practice problems from the book.

 

The Topics are as follows: 

 

Topic 1: Understanding Place Value

Topic 2: Add and Subtract Decimals to the Hundredths

Topic 3: Fluently Multiply Multi-Digit Whole Numbers 

Topic 4: Use Models and Strategies to Multiply Decimals

Topic 5: Use Models and Strategies to Divide Whole Numbers

Topic 6: Use Models and Strategies to Divide Decimals

Topic 7: Use Equivalent Fractions to Add and Subtract Fractions

Topic 8: Apply Understanding of Multiplying to Multiplying Fractions

Topic 9: Apply Understanding of Division to Dividing Fractions

Topic 10: Understand Volume Concepts

Topic 11: Convert Measurements

Topic 12: Represent and Interpret Data

Topic 13: Algebra: Write and Interpret Numerical Expressions

Topic 14: Graph Points on the Coordinate Planes

Topic 15: Algebra: Analyze Patterns and Relationships

Topic 16: Geometric Measurement: Classify Two-Dimensional Figures

 

As you can see, there is a lot of computation involved in this program.  Therefore is it imperative that students know their multiplication and division facts through 12s by the time we reach Topic 2.  Practice for basic facts can be found on Khan Academy, by contacting me, or by practicing here

 

Homework

 

Homework will be assigned each night but not on weekends.  Students will have a variety of homework problems to complete, including computation and problem solving.  Assignments should be copied down in their assignment books each day, so that should be the first place that students look for homework details.  Students should not be struggling with homework!  That being said, if students are stuck on homework, please do not force the issue.  I do my best to only assign homework that can be completed independently, and I do that by checking in with each student before sending them home with homework.   Instead of leaving a  blank page, I would like students to either try the work so that I can see where mistakes or misunderstandings are occurring, or write down what part is confusing to them so that I can help sort it out.  We can work before school at 8:30 or at CE time to figure out any homework issues together.  A blank page will not be accepted as not understanding homework.  You can always call or email if there are homework issues. 

 

Tests

 

Tests occur at the end of every Topic.  Some Topics are short (4-5 lessons) while others are longer (8-10 lessons).  You will know about test days approximately 3 days in advance.   Two days before the test, students will be assigned a study guide that has questions closely aligned to those on the test.  Students will work to complete this, and then we have a review day on the day before the test.  We will check the Study Guide and practice any problems that were particularly tricky.  Students will receive their tests back with a BE (below expectations, below 60%), AE (approaching expectations, 60%-69%), ME (meeting expectations, 70%-89%) or EE (exceeding expectations, 90% or higher) and they will need to get your signature on the test and return it back to school as soon as possible. While math can be difficult to study for, there are some things that your child can do at home to be sure they know the material covered on the test.  

 

1.  Complete all homework and classwork as it is assigned. 

2.  Check in with the teacher if you are absent!

3.  Complete the Study Guide assigned by the teacher.

4.  While checking your Study Guide, focus carefully and be mindful and aware of things that are tricky for you or things that were incorrect.  

5.  Ask questions! 

6.  Use the Pearson Envisions website and log on to take the practice test that the teacher will assign you in advance of the real test!