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Fourth Grade Core Learning Goals

Fourth grade students engage in problem solving, communication, reasoning, connecting and representing as they:

  • Read, write, compare and order whole numbers up to 100,000 and decimals to hundredths
  • Write whole numbers in expanded, standard and/or word form through 6 digits (e.g., 43,076 = 40,000 + 3000+ 70 +6)
  • Round whole numbers through 100,000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1,000, 10,000 and 100,000
  • Apply rounding and/or estimation strategies to solve problems
  • Round money to the nearest dollar
  • Solve double digit multiplication problems
  • Use the calculator to solve problems and interpret decimals on the calculator as amounts of money
  • Use multiplication and division relationships to solve problems
  • Demonstrate a fluency in multiplication with products to 100
  • Divide a 3-digit number by a 1-digit number
  • Use models and/or words to represent quantities as decimals, fractions or mixed numbers
  • Know common decimal and fraction equivalents (0.1, 0.25, 0.5, 0.75)
  • Identify equivalent fractions
  • Compare any fraction to the landmarks 0, 1/2, 1 and 2
  • Add or subtract fractions with like denominators (denominators to 10 and no simplification)
  • Use a ruler to measure to the nearest 1/4 inch or centimeter
  • Measure distances on maps using scales
  • Estimate and find areas and perimeter of a square, rectangle, triangle or irregular shape using diagrams, models and grids or by measuring
  • Compute elapsed time
  • Count, compare, and make change using a collection of coins and bills
  • Understands and uses important equivalencies of time, money, linear measurement and calendar
  • Carry out simple conversions within the same system of measurement, e.g., hours to minutes, cents to dollars, yards to feet, feet to inches
  • Count money accurately using U.S. coins with a value less than or equal to a dollar
  • Make, interpret, and compare line graphs
  • Develop a scale to include all data points
  • Find and use mean, median, mode and range to interpret data
  • Interpret different kinds of data representations (bar graphs, pictographs, tables, circle graphs, tallies, line plots, and line graphs)
  • Use probability experiments to find the likelihood of the outcomes of a simple chance event
  • Find all possible combinations or arrangements involving two variables
  • Represent and/or use properties or relationships of points, lines, line segments, rays, and angles
  • Identify line and rotational symmetry in 2-dimensional shapes
  • Identify and build a 3-dimensional shape from a 2-dimensional representation of that shape
  • Recognize similar figures
  • Use ordered pairs of number graphs, locate, and identify points in the first quadrant
  • Identify angles as acute, right, or obtuse
  • Identify, describe and draw intersecting, parallel, and perpendicular lines
  • Use numbers or symbols to model the concepts of expressions and/or equations
  • Use such properties as commutative and associative to compute with whole numbers
  • Represent and analyze patterns and functions, using words and tables
  • Represent the idea of a variable as an unknown quantity using a letter or symbol
  • Determine how change in one variable relates to a change in a second variable, e.g., input-output tables

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