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Fourth Grade Overview

What your child is expected to cover in fourth grade

Operations and Algebraic Thinking (OA)

  • Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems.
  • Gain familiarity with factors and multiples.
  • Generate and analyze patterns.

Number and Operations in Base Ten (NBT)

  • Generalize place value understanding for multi-digit whole numbers.
  • Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.

Number and Operations—Fractions (NF)

  • 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.

Measurement and Data (MD)

  • Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements from a larger unit to a smaller unit.
  • Represent and interpret data.
  • Geometric measurement: understand concepts of angle and measure angles.

Geometry (G)

  • Draw and identify lines and angles, and classify shapes by properties of their lines and angles.

Mathematical Practices (MP)

  1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
  3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
  4. Model with mathematics.
  5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
  6. Attend to precision.
  7. Look for and make use of structure.
  8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

Units of Study


This year in 4th grade math, we will be focusing on 7 modules from Engage NY to meet the AZ College and Career Ready Standards in Mathematics.  They include:


Module 1:  Place Value, Rounding, and Algorithms for Addition and Subtraction


Module 2:  Unit Conversions and Problem Solving with Metric Measurement


Module 3:  Multi-Digit Multiplication and Division


Module 4:  Angle Measure and Plane Figure


Module 5:  Fraction Equivalence, Ordering and Operations


Module 6:  Decimal Fractions


Module 7: Exploring Measurement in Multiplication 


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