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On a side note...
is anyone else teaching multiplicative comparisons?
It is a difficult concept for 4th graders--what makes it even harder is the lack of number sense associated with multiplication! I've been working backwards in terms of multiplication--teaching common core concepts from 3rd grade.
I started with basic exploration of multiplication using counters and creating arrays; exploring prime and composite numbers; along with identifying and defining the properties of multiplication--identity, associative, commutative, and distributive. I used a lot of BrainPop videos and foldables for our math notebooks to help teach these concepts and lots and lots of discussion! **Sorry there aren't any pictures for this part!)
Once I finally got to the 4th grade standard of teaching using comparison problems, I taught one type at a time (missing product, missing group, and missing number of groups).
Using the site K-5 Math Teaching Resources I was able to find a bunch of questions to use. (If you don't know about this site--it is awesome! There are so many valuable (and free) activities, suggestions, and printables for grades K-5! If you sign up for the newsletter, you get the updates in your inbox! Love, love, love it!!)
So I put together an activity book for my students with task cards!
|The task cards--I printed one page for each table, cut them, and showed them how to rotate questions. I found these questions on the K-5 Math Teaching Resources 4th grade page.|
|This is the problem I modeled for them. It is the 2nd page of the book.|
|I made 2 copies of this page back to back for each student. This is where they showed their work for each of the task cards.|
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How are you teaching the new math standards? Do you find yourself creating your own materials? What are some useful sites you use?