Math is such an important skill that will be used for a lifetime and in any field of study. It is so important for parents to approach math with enthusiasm, no matter the gender of the student. So many times, girls are made to feel inferior when it comes to math. Admittedly, this is usually not an intentional move, but one that is passed on by society in general.
I’ve created this “to do” list of math areas that should be approached and studied on a daily basis. In part two, I will cover some areas that can be taught in separate lessons and don’t really require constant practice.
Students should know and have daily practice in:
-addition and subtraction to millions place
–multiplication and times facts up to 144, or 12 times table
-multiplication of one, two and three digit numbers
-division of two and three digit numbers by one digit number
-conversion of decimals to fractions and fractions to decimals
-mathematical word problems
During the fourth grade year, students will be building on previous years. If they don’t quite get a concept that should have been learned in third grade, go back and cover until fully understood and the student feels comfortable. There are some great online programs that bring math to life and learning to math, as well as a world of workbooks for all the different types of learners.
In my next post, I’ll cover some areas of math that fourth graders should learn, but don’t necessarily need daily practice in.