4th Grade Math Syllabus

Class Name: 4th Grade Math
Teacher: Cindy Geer
Email: cgeer@usd223.org
Phone: 1-785-348-5531

Class Description: We use the Saxon Math 5/4, 2004 Edition. We also use Study Island assessment program, various math websites, and ACE (Assessment Conditioning Exercises) notebook as supplemental resources. This class is designed to promote learning through small increments of new math concepts presented daily, and then a continuous review of those concepts in the assignments that follow.

Learning Goal: This class is designed to meet the Kansas math standards for fourth grade.

Learning Outcomes: The student will demonstrate mastery of math standards using both formal and informal assessments, along with teacher observation.

Instructional Units:

Standard 1: Number and Computation
• The student uses numerical and computational concepts and procedures in a variety of situations.
o M.4.1.2.K1 Identifies, models, reads, and writes numbers using numerical words and expanded notation
o M.4.1.2.K5a-d Demonstrates the meaning of commutative property, zero property, associative property, and symmetric property of addition and subtraction
o M.4.1.4.K6a-d shows the relationship between operations using basic fact families of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
o M.4.1.4.A1a-e One and two step real-world problems using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division skills to solve the problems

Standard 2: Algebra
• The student uses algebraic concepts and procedures in a variety of situations.
o M.4.2.2.K2a-c Solves one-step equations using whole numbers with one variable and a whole number solution
o M.4.2.3.K2 Finds the values, determines the rule, and states the rule using horizontal or vertical function tables ( input/output machine, T-table)
o M.4.2.3.A1 represents and describes mathematical relationships between whole numbers from 0 through 1000

Standard 3: Geometry
• The student uses geometric concepts and procedures in a variety of situations.
o M.4.3.1.A2 Identifies the plane figures (circles, squares, rectangles, triangles, ellipses, rhombi, octagons, hexagons, pentagons, trapezoids)
o M.4.3.2.K2a-e Selects, explains the selection of, and uses measurement tools, units of measure, and degree of accuracy appropriate for a given situation to measure
o M.4.3.2.A2 Estimates to check whether or not measurements and calculations for length, width, weight, volume, temperature, time and perimeter in real-world problems are reasonable
o M.4.3.3.K2 Recognizes, performs, and describes one transformation (rotation, translation, reflection) on a two-dimensional figure or concrete object
o M.4.3.4.K3 Identifies and plots points as whole number ordered pairs in the first quadrant of a coordinate plane (grid)

Standard 4: Data
• The student uses concepts and procedures of data analysis in a variety of situations.
o M.4.4.2.K1a-i Organizes, displays, and reads numerical and non-numerical data in clear, organized and accurate manner including a title, labels, and categories
o M.4.4.2.A2a-e Uses statistical measures of data set using whole numbers from 0 through 1000 to make reasonable inferences and predictions, answers questions, and make decisions (minimum, maximum, range, mode, median, and mean)

** Due to the nature of the class and the individual level of student mastery involved, it is important to understand that there is a possibility of changes that may occur throughout the school year.

Grading Scale:

100% - 91% A
90% - 82% B
81% - 73% C
72% - 64% D
63% and Below F

Make-Up Work:

If an absence is excused the student will be allowed to complete the assignment without penalty in a reasonable amount of time based upon teacher discrepancy. If an absence is unexcused the student is still responsible for completing the assignment, but will be given a zero.

Homework Procedure:

Homework is given daily.  There are test that are given after every five lessons. If an assignment is turned in late, the student is docked 20 percentage points after the assignment is graded and scored. Example: A late assignment is turned in and graded, if the student receives a 90% on the assignment, I will dock 20 percentage points and the final grade for that assignment will be a 70%.