2018 Summer Math Homework 
for Incoming 4th Graders

Summer Math Facts Mission

We are excited to implement a new web-based curriculum called MobyMax for you to practice and become fluent in your math facts this summer. MobyMax is tailored to your child's individual needs and will assign math facts based on results of an initial placement test for fact fluency.

Your child can access MobyMax from your home computer at any time.  

Login steps for your student:
2.  Enter
Password: kms

Problems logging in? Email Dr. Neely laura_neely@dekalbschoolsga.org

Once logged in, your child will immediately start the lessons and begin improving his or her missing skills.  You can sign in as a parent to monitor your child’s progress by selecting "As a Parent" at the sign in screen. Then enter your child's username and password.  

Summer Goals and Grading
  • 5 mins daily practice or 35 mins per week from May 28th to July 28th

  • 90%+ accuracy on all four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division

  • When you reach the above accuracy goal, you can stop practicing :)

Grading
  • Complete the above for a 100%A in the grade book as soon as school starts!

  • Get a 90%+ on each timed math fact test (each operation) taken during the first few weeks of school.


Sincerely,
Mr. Nguyen and Ms. Collins, 4th Grade Math Teachers
Kittredge Magnet School



Awesome Resources

One of the biggest success factors in math is knowing the basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts. This proves to be one of the biggest challenges as we progress through multi-digit multiplication and long division. Having the basic facts memorized is necessary for students to be successful with these and other more advanced processes. Not knowing the basic facts makes learning these concepts very difficult. Our fourth grade math curriculum is very challenging and requires us to move quickly to learn everything our students are expected to learn. We will not have the time to relearn the basics.
  • Addition (1+1 through 12+12)
  • Subtraction (2-1 through 24-12)
  • Multiplication (2x2 through 12x12)
  • Division (2÷1 through 144÷12)
Additional practice can be done by using flashcards or exploring the many websites and apps designed to encourage fluency. You can also play games with the facts. Try to find ways to make practice fun, including silly rhymes, songs, or memory tricks. Card games, such as multiplication war, are also effective. Time that is usually spent in the car, waiting in line, or shopping can be used to help drill facts. It is important to identify the most challenging facts for your child, and spend the most time on those.

Children learn a lot from experiencing math in real life situations. Please involve your children as much as possible when you are using math to cook, build, shop, plan, tell time, etc. These experiences help students to develop a real understanding of math beyond numbers and computation.

Below are some example of websites that can be used for math facts practice.

http://www.factmonster.com/math/flashcards.html

http://www.mathplayground.com/flashcards_timed.html

http://www.playkidsgames.com/games/mathfact/mathFact.htm

Printable worksheets - https://www.mathfactcafe.com/


4th Grade Lessons
AAA Math                        http://aaamath.com/grade4.htm

Math Games (PC)
Cool Math 4 Kids           http://www.coolmath4kid.com