# Grade 4 Curriculum

## Overview

Learn more (pdf) about the units, the math, the components, and some of the games, activities, and contexts at fourth grade.

## Math Content

**Unit Summaries** contains a brief summary of the mathematical content of each of the units in the Grade 4 sequence.

**Math Content** describes the mathematical work of Grade 4 in each of the following content areas: Multiplication and Division and Addition, Subtraction, and the Number System (both listed under Number and Operations -Whole Numbers); Rational Numbers; Patterns, Functions, and Change; Data Analysis and Probability; and Geometry and Measurement. The mathematical emphases and benchmarks in each content area are also included.

**Scope and Sequence** contains the mathematical emphases, math focus points, and assessed benchmarks for each of the units in the Grade 4 sequence.

## Sample Sessions

Explore a Session from the first Grade 4 unit, *Factors, Multiples, and Arrays: Multiplication and Division 1*. All of the materials referenced in the Session—Resource Masters, Student Activity Book pages, Student Math Handbook pages, and a Dialogue Box—are also included.

- Session 2.3—Multiple Turn Over PDF
- Resource Master—
*Multiple Turn Over*PDF - Resource Master—Multiple Cards PDF
- Resource Master—
*Multiple Turn Over*Recording Sheet PDF - Student Activity Book—Distance Problems PDF
- Student Activity Book—Practicing With Multiplication Cards PDF
- Student Math Handbook—Multiplication Combinations PDF
- Dialogue Box—Identifying Factors and Multiples in
*Multiple Turn Over*PDF

## Grade 4 Components

Learn about the various components that make up the Core Curriculum Package in Grade 4, including: materials available in Spanish; materials included in the Manipulatives Kit, the Completer Kit, and the Cards Package at Grade 4; and additional, optional resources.

## Classroom Cases

Teacher-written Classroom Cases about supporting the range of learners in 4th grade are available for download here and here.

## Pacing

This document lists the Grade 4 units, the number of sessions in each one, and the total number of sessions in the Grade 4 curriculum. It also contains information about the expectations for the number of minutes spent per day on mathematics.

*Investigations* and the CCSS

Learn more about *Investigations* and the Common Core State Standards at fourth grade. The sample Session, Multiplicative Comparison, introduces multiplication situations where one factor is a certain number of times larger, or smaller, than the other factor. It is designed to be incorporated in the first Grade 4 unit, *Factors, Multiples, and Arrays: Multiplication and Division 1*. The instructional plans layout Session-by-Session changes to each Investigation in that unit.

## Classroom Video

What does an *Investigations* classroom look and sound like? The videos below provide images of teachers and students at work in a range of fourth grade classrooms.

Students count around the class by 6. They pause partway through to think about how many students have counted, and how they know.

A student shares her strategy for solving 424-289.

Students compare two strategies for solving 145 + 226, one of which is the US standard algorithm.

This class discusses the number of windows in a building that is 5 cubes high. The side of each cube has one window, and the “skylight” on top of the tower also counts as a window.