Grade 4 Math at Home
Welcome! We’ll update this page every weekday with a new math activity. Many of the activities will be fun and worthwhile for students of all ages so that you can do them as a family. The following day, we’ll share examples of how other people did the activity so you can check your work and stretch your thinking.
The resources on this page focus on the major work for fourth grade:
adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing multi-digit numbers in many ways
comparing, adding, and subtracting fractions
solving story problems with multiple steps and multiple operations
We’ll do a lot of work with measurement and geometry, too!
Math in Our World: Screen Time
Ricor and Sofia have limited screen time outside of schoolwork. They are each allowed to have 1 hour for games and videos. Ricor was on his tablet from 9:45 until 10:27, and Sofia was on her tablet from 9:35 until 10:07.
Show what is happening using pictures, models, or numbers.
What do you notice? What do you wonder?
What math questions can you ask about this situation? Answer all the questions you can!
How could you get started?
Think about what you know about the start and end time for each child. Sketch clocks that show these times.
What kinds of calculations could you make?
How could you use addition and subtraction to answer some questions?
Show your work to someone else, and explain your thinking. Did they understand?
Ask whether they have any other questions you can answer!
Think of something you have a time limit or a time goal for each day. This doesn’t have to be screen time. It could be reading or exercise. Record your start and end times and write a problem for someone else to solve.