• Mr. Johnson's 4th Grade Math Resources

     

    Common Core and How to Help at Home

    Strategies and Models to help Build Foundational Skills

    (To get a better understanding of a strategy vs. a model, take a quick look at this article by Pam Harris!)

     
    For more information on the Common Core State Standards for mathematics:
    • www.corestandards.org
    • www.commoncoreworks.org
     

    Math Practice!

    Math Playground: Thinking Blocks
     
    Unit 4.1 Structure of Whole Numbers Additional Practice:
    • Drag and Drop MathStudents drag and drop numbers to show how they solve addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division problems using “standard” algorithms. They can check their answers and revise their work when needed. This is fluency practice for standard algorithms.  
    • 2048: 2048 is a number puzzle. The object is to join the numbers to get the 2048 tile. Use the arrow keys to move tiles along the 4 x 4 grid. When two tiles with the same number touch, they merge into one. This game builds doubling skills, spatial logic, and strategy. This is excellent fluency practice doubling numbers and general number sense.
    • Krypto: Combine five number cards using the four arithmetic operations (+, –, ×, ÷) to arrive at a "target" number. This is fluency practice for number sense and operations.
    Unit 4.2 Multiplication of Whole Numbers Additional Practice:
    • Multiplication Square Jigsaw is a great way to reinforce students awareness and understanding of the sequences contained within the multiplication square. The jigsaw format will capture children's curiosity and provides a motivating context in which to practise the times tables.
    • Space Racer is an online game where student practice multiplication fact fluency in order to guide their rocket through space.
    • Product Game practice multiplication facts in a game to cover as many factors as possible.
    • Factris is a classic Tetris-style high score numeracy game based on factoring.
    • Missing Multipliers: This game offers an opportunity for students to consider common factors while gaining fluency in multiplication facts. The interactivity engages students' curiosity and perseverance by challenging them to complete the grid using a minimum number of 'reveals'.
    • Grab 1000: A printable dice game for the family!
    Unit 4.3 Division of Whole Number Additional Practice:
    Unit 4.4 Decimal Numbers Additional Practice:
    • Placing Decimals on a Number Line: is a simple activity in which students estimate where to place a flag on a number line according to a given number, then their results are checked and accuracy reported.

    • Battleship: is a free Brainpop game that has students estimate locations on a number line for a bomb to fall on their ship.

    • Space Racer:is an online game where student practice multiplication fact fluency in order to guide their rocket through space.
    • Decimals Plus: This is a simple iPad-ready activity involving addition and subtraction of decimals. Addition and subtraction with decimals is not explicitly a Grade 4 standard, but students can use this activity to practice their addition and subtraction fluency as well as practice place value concepts with decimals. 

    • Hungry Puppies: This game has students compete against computer players to add decimals.
     Unit 4.5 Fractions Additional Practice:
     
    Unit 4.6 Factors and Multiples Additional Practice:
    • Factorize: With this activity, you can visually explore the concept of factors by creating rectangular arrays. The length and width of the array are factors of your number.

    • Factors and Multiples Chain Game: Aim to make the longest possible chain where each number is a factor or a multiple of the previous number.
    • Grabbing Factors: Online Factor Game students can play against the computer.
     
    Unit 4.7 Measurement Additional Practice:
    • Dunk Tank In this interactive game, learners explore key concepts about liquid volume, including standard units of liquid measure and how to convert between them

    • Math Playground Party Designer is a game that asks student to create polygons on a grid with given areas and perimeters. 

    • What’s My Angle? is an online activity that re-engages students with protractors to measure angles.

    • Estimating Angles is a game where students estimate angle measures for points. Can be played against a computer or with human partners. 

    • Alien Angles is a simple game of estimating angle measurements. 

    • The Quarterback Geometry Game challenges students to throw a pass at the correct angle for the receiver to catch.

    Additional Websites:
    • Games and Activities:
      • SolveMe Puzzles: Interactive (and fun) website to help students with algebraic thinking!
      • Illuminations: Lessons and Interactives. 
      • Polyup: Modify expressions, functions, and algorithms to discover the beauty of math.
      • ArithmeticFour: Two users play a game in which each player tries to connect four game pieces in a row (like game Connect Four). 
      • Figurethis: Fun and engaging math games and high-quality challenges. It even offers challenges in Spanish. 
      • Free Rice: For each answer students get right, the World Food Program donates 10 grains of rice to help end hunger.  
      • Fun Brain: Funbrain has been helping students learn key math concepts and develop crucial skills since 1997. 
      • Jefferson Lab: Students will love fun math games like Speed Math Deluxe, Mystery Math, Place Value Game, and more.   
      • Math Playground: More than 425 math games, logic puzzles, and brain workouts for students to practice their math skills.
      • Toy Theater: Teaches early math concepts through game-based learning.
      • Multiplying Fractions Millionaire: In this millionaire game, students will practice multiplying fractions and writing the answer in simplest form.
      • Volume Shape Game: Match the blocks to win!
      • Minecraft Volume: Measure volumes by counting Minecraft blocks. Look for rare Gold, Diamond, and XP Math blocks!
      • Reflex: Reflex makes it easy to get students math fact fluent and ready for more complex math. Assessment, coaching, and practice is delivered via a fun, game-based approach. And because it is fully adaptive, students get the individualized instruction they need to be successful.
    • Math Programs:
      • Illustrative math: Review free examples of illustrative tasks and other resources arranged under the Standards for Mathematical Content.
      • iREADY: Independent practice customized for each student! 
      • Kahn Academy: Personalized learning resources are available for all ages. Video learning segments are followed by practice activities.  
      • Engage New York: Resources for parents.
      • Learn Zillion: Cloud-based curriculum for K–12 students, focusing on supporting both traditional and blended classrooms.  
      • Moby Max: Three-pronged approach features personalized learning, pinpoint assessments, and interactive classroom.
      • Splash Math: Boost confidence, increase scores, and get ahead. Fun for enrichment or regular practice
    Board Games:
    • Chess
    • Cribbage
    • Proof!
    • Prime Climb
    • 24
    • SET
    • Equate
    • Mathopoly
    • Yahtzee
    • Tenzi
    • Phase 10
    • Rummikub

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