GRADE FOUR MATHEMATICS - COMMON CORE STANDARDS
In Grade Four, your child will use addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to solve word problems, including problems involving measurement of volume, mass, and time. Students will continue to build their understanding of fractions—creating equal fractions, comparing the size of fractions, adding and subtracting fractions, and multiplying fractions by whole numbers. They will also start to understand the relationship between fractions and decimals. Activities in these areas will include:
- Adding and subtracting whole numbers up to 1 million
- Solving multi-step word problems, including problems involving measurement and converting measurements from larger to smaller units
- Multiplying and dividing multi-digit numbers
- Extending understanding of fractions by comparing the size of two fractions with different numerators (top numbers) and different denominators (bottom numbers) • Creating equivalent fractions
- Adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator • Building fractions from smaller fractions
- Representing and interpreting data
- Converting fractions with denominators of 10 or 100 into decimals
- Locating decimals on a number line
- Comparing decimals and fractions using the symbols > (more than), = (equal to), and < (less than)
The Grade Four math curriculum will incorporate the Standards for Mathematical Practice that will support the Common Core State Standards.
This overview for Mathematics, provided by the Council of the Great City Schools, reflects how the Common Core State Standards have guided our development of a rich and comprehensive curriculum for our students.