# Mirage

## Elementary School

What will my child study in fourth grade?

Math

• Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems.
• Gain familiarity with factors and multiples.
• Generate and analyze patterns
• Generalize place value understanding for multidigit whole numbers.
• Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.
• Extend understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering.
• Build fractions from unit fractions by applying and extending previous understandings of operations on whole numbers.
• Understand decimal notation for fractions, and compare decimal fractions
• Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements from a larger unit to a smaller units
• Represent and interpret data.
• Geometric measurement: understand concepts of angle and measure angles
• Draw and identify lines and angles, and classify shapes by properties of their lines and angles.
• Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
• Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
• Construct viable arguments and crique the reasoning of others.
• Model with mathematics.
• Use appropriate tools strategically.

Science

• Observe, ask questions, and make predictions
• Participate in planning and conducting investigations, and recording data
• Organize and analyze data; compare to predictions.
• Communicate results of investigations
• Identify individual and cultural contributions to scientific knowledge
• Understand how science is a process for generating knowledge
• Describe the interactions between human populations, natural hazards, and the environment
• Understand the impact of technology
• Understand that basic structures in plants and animals serve a function
• Understand the relationships among various organisms and their environment
• Identify plant and animal adaptations
• Investigate different forms of energy.
• Understand the processes acting on the Earth and their interaction with the Earth systems.
• Understand characteristics of weather conditions and climate.

• Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
• Read nonfiction and fiction texts closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences.
• Determine central ideas or themes of a text; summarize and analyze the key supporting details and ideas.
• Analyze the structure of texts including: assessing how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text; and interpreting words and phrases as they are used in the text.
• Write arguments, informative/explanatory texts and narratives that convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately.
• Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
• Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
• Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
• Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
• Construct viable arguments and crique the reasoning of others.
• Model with mathematics.
• Use appropriate tools strategically.

Social Studies

• History of Arizona and the Southwest from its earliest civilizations to modern times.
• Early civilizations in Central and South America and their encounters with Europeans, as well as events in the Middle Ages which spurred exploration of the New World.
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