Yet, they may still be intimidated by math word problems. Explain to students that answering most word problems in the fourth grade generally involves knowing the basic math operations—addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division—and understanding when and how to use simple math formulas to improve math skills.Explain to students that you can find the rate (or speed) that someone is traveling if you know the distance and time that she traveled.
Name That Number - 2 is designed to measure student understanding of place value as it is used in the Everyday Math Game of the same name.
Pattern Block Fraction Design requires students to fill a shape with pattern blocks to create a design that meets certain requirements.
For the first problem, explain that students are given the time and distance that the aunt is flying, so they only need to determine the rate (or speed).
Tell them that since they know the formula, r * t = d, they merely need to adjust to isolate "r." They can do this by dividing each side of the equation by "t," which yields the revised formula r = d ÷ t (rate or how fast the aunt is traveling = the distance she traveled divided by the time).
Students must also write a fraction that describes the part of the total design represented by each different color pattern block.
Quilt Square Challenge: Students at Flynn School in Perth Amboy, NJ, used quilt blocks and quilt mats to recreate 4x4 and 9x9 quilt block patterns.
They can either sing the song (or sing it as a class), and list the numbers of presents given each day, or look the song up on the internet.
Adding the number of presents (1 partridge in a pear tree, 2 turtle doves, 3 French hens, 4 calling birds, 5 golden rings etc.) yields the answer 78.
High-Number Toss - 2 is designed to measure student understanding of place value as it is used in the Everyday Math Game of the same name.
Name That Number - 1 is designed to measure student understanding of place value as it is used in the Everyday Math Game of the same name.