Grade 4 Curriculum
Learn more (pdf) about the units, the math, the components, and some of the games, activities, and contexts at fourth grade.
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
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
Close to 1000 Game
Play Close to 1000, a grade 4 game that asks players to use 6 of 8 cards to make a sum as close as possible to 1000. A player’s score is the distance the sum is
Grade 4 Components
Learn about the various components that make up the Core Curriculum Package in Grade 4,
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
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.