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Math E-BookBy: Alexis Estes

Grade Level: 4th Grade

Content Area: Math

1. How can elementary teachers in fourth grade ensure the standards are meaningful to their students?

- Teachers can use a combination of different tactics to ensure standards are meaningful for students. These include low stakes assessments, planning to meet the interest of students, and ensuring assessments are useful and. accurate in showing content meaning. Teachers of all grade levels, but especially upper elementary grades should be using very useful and purposeful activities to teach standards. This will steer students away from rote memorization and towards the usefulness of activities for making standards meaningful for students.

Standard:

**MGSE4.NBT.3**Use place value understanding to round multi-digit whole numbers to any place.Activity 1: The students are going create a budget using estimation. The students were given a budget of $1,000,000 and have to become real estate investors and use real estate ads to round each house to the nearest. lead number and subtract from their budget. This is meaningful to the students because they will understand how their guardians know the stuff they can afford and what they can not. It also teaches and meets the needs of all learners because it shows the students they can not spend more than they have.

Activity 2: The students will take the populations of the states they had been researching and round the total amount of people in those states using the lead number. They have to know to subtract to find the total estimated growth. This is also meaningful to the students because I like how this sets the up for thinking about multi step word problems that could happen in real-life.

2. How can elementary teachers help students to actively explore both the processes and concepts of this content area while simultaneously exploring other content areas?

- Having a well rounded education is very important. Teachers should be using integrated lessons with students. Meaning even if its in math class, teachers should bring in all aspects of academics. Such as science, writing, and social studies. If teachers use integrated lessons, students are doing more than just the abc's and 123's. They are learning how to apply knowledge and concepts in critical thinking.

Integrated Standards:

Standard 1: MGSE4.MD. 1: Know relative sizes of measurement units within one system of units including km, m, cm; kg, g, lb., oz; l, ml, hr., m, sec

Standard 2: ELAGSE4R12: Determine the man idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text

Standard 1: MGSE4.MD. 1: Know relative sizes of measurement units within one system of units including km, m, cm; kg, g, lb., oz; l, ml, hr., m, sec

Standard 2: ELAGSE4R12: Determine the man idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text

Activity 1: Students will create a Mr. Gallon Man to help them learn and remember liquid measurement. After that, students will summarize in 4-6 sentences what they took away from creating Mr. Gallon Man.

Activity 2: Students will create a t-chart comparing hours, minutes, and seconds to help compare them. After that, students will summarize in 4-6 sentences in their math notebook what they took away from the t-chart and how they can use this in everyday life.

3. How can elementary teachers help students become responsible, participating citizens?

- Elementary teachers are the first teachers laying the foundation of students sense of being productive members of society. By having positive learning environments and building a sense of community or family, students learn they want to be a part of the community and contribute. Students learn by having knowledge and by example. Elementary teachers need to teach what expectations are and why students should strive to meet those expectations. This is part of being responsible for your own actions.

Standard:

**MGSE4.NBT.1**Recognize that in a multi-digit whole number, a digit in any one place represents ten times what it represents in the place to its right.Activity 1: Value-based- Sharing. The students will be put into pairs and conducting a place value activity using skittles. Each color indicates a different place value. They will be given cards and having to unpack the number and place it into its correct value. At the end, the students will be able to share the skittles as a snack.

Activity 2: Value-based- problem solving. The students will be given word problems that in order to solve, they will have to understand the place values of each digit.

4. How can elementary teachers provide students opportunities for in-depth investigations of concepts that challenge and engage them?

- Teachers can provide students with several different opportunities for in-depth investigation of concepts that challenge and engage them. One that comes to mind is the use of technology. Teachers can allow them to use technology in order to research more about the standard or concept they are learning. The teacher can also create online quizzes or games in order to practice the concept and become better at solving it. Teachers can also create stations where the students can be put into groups and bounce ideas off of each other. It is extremely important to engage students with challenging concepts in order to keep their attention and interest.

Standard:

using visual fraction models, by creating common denominators or numerators, or by comparing to a

benchmark fraction such as 1. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to 2

the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions.

**MGSE4.NF.2**Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators, e.g., byusing visual fraction models, by creating common denominators or numerators, or by comparing to a

benchmark fraction such as 1. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to 2

the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions.

Activity 1: Students will play the comparing game in order to develop strategies for comparing fractions. The students will roll a pair of dice and create a fraction and then roll again to create another fraction. The student will then compare the two fractions using the correct symbol.

Activity 2: The students will login into splash learn and they will play a game comparing fractions. This will increase their engagement with a more challenging concept.

5. How can elementary teachers ensure students are provided a variety of approaches, strategies, technology, and materials to support children's interests and abilities?

- Teachers can ensure students are provided a variety of approaches, strategies, technology, and materials to support children's interest and abilities by including them in their lesson plans. Teachers should include a variety of approaches everyday in order to meet the needs of all students. Teachers can include stations, online quizzes or games, projects, etc to keep the students interested and engaged in the lessons. Teachers should also make sure. each student has the materials needed in order to successfully understand the concept.

Standard:

**MGSE4.OA.4**Find all factor pairs for a whole number in the range 1–100. Recognize that a whole number is a multiple of each of its factors. Determine whether a given whole number in the range 1–100 is a multiple of a given one-digit number. Determine whether a given whole number in the range 1–100 is prime or composite.Activity 1: Students will create a fact family flower. The students will chose a number between 10 and 20 and write number sentences that would equal the number.

Activity 2: In order to get better with factor pairs, the students will create a factor pair booklet to keep at their desk.