# 4th Grade

### “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.”

Revelation 22:13 KJV

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### WEEKLY DETAILS Jan. 14-18

***HOMECOMING WEEK*** See calendar for dress up days

*BIBLE - SW realize God's victory and Sovereign nature. New Testament memory work due

*MATH - lessons 56-60 compare and contrast fractions, solve problems using rate, input/output, multiply 3 digit by 1 digit using decimals and money, more than or less than

*SPELLING - SW identify homonyms and their parts of speech. Dictation sentences on Friday

*READING - SW demonstrate comprehension of Narnia ch 2-4. SW focus on the Biblical truths hidden within these chapters, the learn new vocab, develop the characters, setting, and main idea of each chapter.

*GRAMMAR - SW learn to have verb forms agree, use possessive pronouns and contractions

*SCIENCE - SW review ch 7. Test over chap 7.

*Social Studies - SW begin studying the French and Indian War, Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, and the Battle of Lexington and Concord.

**Math in 4th Grade **

In 4th grade, students master and further their multiplication, division, and general computation skills. They learn how to solve real-life word problems using the four basic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) and larger numbers. By the end of the year, they are also expected to do all of these operations with greater accuracy and speed. They need not speed through their work, but they need to be able to do it at a pace that shows they understand how to solve a problem without going through too many steps and with a relatively quick sense of how to do it. In addition, 4th graders are encouraged to explain how they solve problems in detailed and specific ways (verbally and through writing), which also helps them practice their writing and analytic skills. In 4th grade, students still use visuals, math tools, and manipulatives (such as base blocks, fake money, dice, and shapes), especially to learn and explain how they solve problems with fractions.

**Math Activities**

**Appoint a Family Mathematician**: Now that your child is very capable in her math skills, take advantage of the opportunities available for her to help solve math problems you encounter in everyday life. For example, ask her to figure how much change you will receive, what measurements you need for carpeting a room, or how much of an ingredient you need when you are doubling or tripling a recipe. Make your child the family mathematician!-
**Create Math Riddles**: Make up your own math riddles for each other, in which you provide set guidelines and ask each other to find the final number (as explained in the bullet points above). For example: “Start at 39. Subtract 4, divide by 7, and add 6. What number are you left with?” You can do this for your child, and your child can do this for you! Change things up a bit and give your child a number to end up with and ask him to create a riddle with at least three steps, and use different operations, that would leave you with this number. **Make Predictions**: Give your child (and have your child give you) difficult math equations. Ask each other to predict your answers using estimation and then explain how you developed this prediction. Then solve the problems and see whose guess is closer to the correct answer. Do this for a few problems and keep score.**Make a Multiples and Factors Treasure Hunt**: Write numbers on small cards and hide them around the house. Ask your child to find all the factors or multiples of a certain number. Be sure to include some numbers that are not multiples and factors; when your child finds those she should leave them where they are.

**Link to Saxon math book online**

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