Math Resource Information
Stuck? Need help with homework?
Click the link above, then sign into your account. You can access the online text book, re-watch the lesson video and use the e-tools. Sometimes you may have assignments to complete. You can also print out homework that is lost or left behind at school. A paper with login information was sent home in September. The login should also be on page 10 in your child's planner. To print homework, login, go to the text book, then on the left click on "Student Resources". From there select the Topic and Lesson to open a printable PDF of the homework.
You can help support your student by encouraging slow, careful work. Reading the directions and checkng for accuarcy are key to doing well.
Practice those facts with Sumdog! Your login and password is in your planner.
Log in and play. Students who participate receive an item for their Sumdog House. There are other prizes as well. Contest activity will be on the students login page during the contest period.
Why is math different now?
The picture above is a link to a great video explaining why we teach math differently from when we were kids.
Click the thinking cap.
Math Facts...a Fact of Life!
Mathematical learning in fourth grade focuses particularly on multi-digit multiplication and division, equivalent fractions and multiple units of measurement. Because more complex math operations are being taught, the fourth grader is expected to recall basic math facts with ease and fluency. Children who struggle to master this skill may find themselves falling behind, as new ideas in geometry and algebra are also introduced in this year of math.
Some ideas to help your child practice their facts:
- Writing flash cards for math facts and helping your child study.
- Reviewing math facts in the car, while fixing dinner, at dinner, etc.
- Posting facts on the refrigerator as a reminder.
- Using playing cards or dice to make a math fact game such as Math War: turn up two cards at a time and either add or multiply to determine the highest numbers.
- Making up funny sayings or ways to remember “trouble facts.”
- Exercising while saying your math facts such as tossing a balloon or ball around the room, calling out a math fact while you pass it and the recipient has to shout out the answer before catching it.
- Using shaving cream on a cookie sheet to “write” math facts for practice.
- Decorating something such as a binder, poster or wooden craft item with math facts and keeping it in sight.
- Watch Schoolhouse Rock videos on You-tube. There are many videos in this series that teach different math combinations.
Here are some good websites that your child can use to help practice math facts as well:
I know how busy life is and how hard it is to get everything into one day….However, if you can find even a few minutes each day to help your child review their facts, it will benefit him or her tremendously. Mastering numerical fluency not only instills more confidence in children’s thoughts about themselves as mathematicians, it will assist your child as we learn higher-order, conceptual math skills. Students can devote more of their thinking capacity to these conceptual math processes when basic facts are automatic.