1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them - Students solve problems, discuss solutions, and listen to strategies used by other students.
2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively - Students recognize that a number represents a specific quantity and connects the quantity to written symbols and create a logical representation. They will extend this understanding from whole numbers to working with fractions and decimals.
3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others - Students may construct arguments using concrete referents, such as drawings or objects, to explain their thinking and make connections between models and equations.
Technology at work in Mrs. Tucker's class.
4. Model with mathematics - Students experiment with representing problem situations in multiple ways including numbers, words, drawing pictures, and using various math objects.
5. Use appropriate tools strategically - Students will use various measurement tools when solving problems.
6. Attend to precision - Students use clear and precise language in their discussions with others.
7. Look for and make use of structure - Students discover a pattern or structure.
8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning - Students should notice repetitive actions in computation to make generalizations. Students will use models to explain why algorithms work and generate their own algorithms.
Welcome to 4th Grade
Fourth Grade is an exciting and challenging school year as students transition from the primary to the intermediate grades. Standards are raised, greater responsibilities are shouldered, time management is emphasized, and organizational skills become vital to successful completion of major projects. All instruction is dictated by District and Arizona State Standards.
Homework is given for the purpose of developing responsibility in students and providing opportunities to practice skills. Parents can see what is being taught by checking and signing the student Agenda.
English Language Arts
Students are introduced to several genres of literature, higher level thinking skills, vocabulary instruction, comprehension instruction, reading aloud, and listening and speaking skills.
Math Masters is a program used to motivate mastering of the basic math fact fluency. Fourth graders must pass a predetermined number of addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts to become a member of the "Math Facts Club."From there, it is on to the "Math Masters" challenge.
Social Studies & Science
There are several units taught throughout the year. Our students will especially enjoy the hands on activities. The Arizona unit will involve a research project. Parents will want to keep watch for information detailing requirements and deadlines this spring. This project will apply the writing skills we have learned from within the other areas of the curriculum.