• 4TH GRADE MATH TIPS
     math
     
     Factoring video   Go to youtube, type in Math Antics, and click on the Math Antics-factoring video
    Prime/Composite numbers video Go to youtube, type in Math Antics, and click on Math Antics-prime factorization video
     Great Websites when you need some help at home:

    Pizza Expanded Notation Tip

     

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    You can turn your notebook paper sideways so that the lines form columns. Write your standard form number at the top and then each number in the proper place with the zeros following it. When you’re finished, if you draw a line around the outside of the numbers it forms a slice of pizza.

     

     

     
    Rounding Poem
    Mark the place, look to the right.
    Four or less, just sit tight.
    Five and up, you add one more,
    Now toss those "righties" out the door.
    In those empty right-hand spaces,
    Zeroes keep the proper places.
    Thanks to Rick Morris (newmangement.com)
     
    Multiplication Tips 
    Area Model- Please click on the words "Area Model" to take you to an step by step instruction
    Thank you Khan Academy 
     
    Traditional Method-  We have also learned the traditional way as well.  We have talked about how the ones place on the bottom number dances with the ones and tens on top.  When they are done, the ones go to visit the punch bowl (the zero holder in the ones place on the second line). Then it's the tens (on the bottom number) turn to dance with the two numbers up above.  (Thank you L. Johnson for this tip)
     
    Lattice Method- Please click on the words "lattice method" to take you to a step by step instruction
    Thank you Khan Academy 
     
     

     
    Long Division
    Likewise, the many steps in long division can be very trying.  I teach the Superstar Kids  DMSCB....Dumb Monkies Smash Bananas or Drive My Super Cool Buggy. There are many ways to remember it.  It stands for the steps in the problem...divide, multiply, subtract, bring down.
    D = Divide
    M=Multiply
    S=Subtract
    C=Check
    B=Bring down or Bring up (end of the problem with a remainder). 
     
    I also teach them to check their answer by multiplying the divisor by the quotient.  Remember if there"s a reminder we add that to the answer of the divisor multiplied by the quotient. 
    Here are some Math Antics Division videos on Youtube:
     
     
     
     
    Fractions
    To make an improper fraction into a mixed number do a back flip
    10 
    3      Divide 10 by 3 
     
    To make a mixed number into an improper fraction do a cartwheel
    3   multiply the denomator by the whole number (3 x 3 =9)  add the 9 and the numerator so 9 + 1=10  10
       3                                                                                                                                        3
     
     
    Graphing with the X and Y cordinates and grid
    To graph an ordered pair (3,4) we say that Spiderman has to run before he can jump (thanks to E.J. for this tip!)
    When we are using the 4 quadrants, we say you go in the door at (0,0) and then go into the house (positive number) or into the backyard (negative number).  After that you go up the stairs (positive) or down the stairs (negative)
    (thanks to Mrs. Hudson for this tip!).