• 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.

    Reading

    • 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.

     

     


    Parent Resource Links

    Arizona Department of Education

    AZ College and Career Readiness Standards State Curriculum documents.

    http://www.azed.gov/azccrs/mathstandards/  


    Engage NY Mathematics and ELA Lessons and standards.

    https://www.engageny.org/parent-family-library


    Practice Tests for AZ MERIT

    http://parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests/

    http://www.smarterbalanced.org/assessments/practice-and-training-tests/

    http://azmeritportal.org/