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Common Core Top Pick for Math
- Measurement and Data
- Numbers and Operations in Base 10
- Operations and Algebraic Thinking
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Help your fourth graders master key math skills, and provide differentiated math practice through fun, hands-on activities in these 12 centers. Each full-color center focuses on a skill from a Common Core State Standards math domain, such as numbers and counting, operations, measurement and data, geometry, and math vocabulary.
The easy-to-assemble centers are stored in pocket folders, making them easy to use at a table, desk, or quiet area in the classroom. After a teacher or classroom aide models how to use a center, students can complete the activity independently, in pairs, or with the teacher, who may use the task to informally assess a student’s understanding.
Each of the 12 centers includes:
- full-color center mats and task cards
- an overview with lesson objectives
- a student direction page that explains the center activity
- a response form or written practice activity
- a center checklist to record each student’s progress
- an increase in the variety and complexity of activities to practice each skill in alignment with Common Core State Standards.
- leveled tasks within some centers so that tasks progress in difficulty from level 1 to level 2.
- an illustrated math concept or rule for every center to support visual learners and keep the focus on the targeted math concept or skill.
Numbers and Counting
- Describe patterns of numbers and shapes by identifying the rule that the pattern follows
- Read and write multi-digit whole numbers, using numerals, number names, and expanded forms
- Use place value to round multi-digit numbers
- Identify equivalent fractions based on visual models
- Compare fractions, using greater than, less than, and equal to symbols
- Use the decimal form of fractions that have denominators of 10 and 100
- Build fluency with multiplication facts to 12
- Use the four operations to solve multistep word problems
- Know the relative sizes of linear units within measurement systems (U.S. customary and metric)
- Organize, display, and interpret data on a line plot
- Identify right, acute, and obtuse angles
- Understand unique math vocabulary
The purpose of this paper is to provide evidence from research studies that support frequent, focused practice as an effective strategy for teaching elementary school children mathematics skills. This paper reviews Daily Math Practice and Daily Word Problems in this context.