There is a lot of material to learn in 4th grade math! Our major concepts for this year include: place value, multiplication and division strategies, measurement, fractions, decimals, and geometry.
Your child should know multiplication facts through the 12s by the beginning of 4th grade! . Please make sure your child continues to practice multiplication and division facts every night as well as get as much practice with word problems as possible!!
This year I will be using the Daily 3 math program. This will allow more time for small group differentiated instruction based on your child's strengths and weaknesses. There will be a time each day for whole group instruction, Math by Myself, Math with Someone, Problem Solving, Writing about Math, and working with the teacher. This is based around the same principle as the Daily 5 reading program with the same goals in mind.
Your child will be having a math facts competition once per week and a mad minute math test once a week to increase his/her fluency with multiplication/division facts.
Your child will have math homework nightly on Monday-Thursday. It is also very important for your child to practice multiplication and divsion facts every night!