Math 4 Today - Grade 4
Strengthen essential math skills in 10 minutes a day with Math 4 Today for fourth grade.
Math 4 Today: Daily Skill Practice for fourth grade contains reproducible activities designed to help students learn these math skills and concepts:
- word problems
- line plots
The Math 4 Today book for fourth grade aligns with current state standards.
Math 4 Today: Daily Skill Practice for fourth grade provides 40 weeks of learning activities for each day of the week. This math workbook for students only requires 10 minutes of review and practice each day, and it includes fluency activities, reproducible activities, and writing prompts. An assessment of the skills covered for the week is provided for the fifth day to help teachers easily monitor progress.
The 4 Today series is a comprehensive, quick, and easy-to-use math workbook. The reproducible activities review essential skills during a four-day period. On the fifth day, an assessment with related skills is provided. Each week begins with a Fluency Blast section to provide students with repeated, daily practice for essential skills. The format and style of the 4 Today books provide excellent practice for standardized tests. The series also includes a fluency-tracking reproducible, a standards alignment chart, tips for fostering a school-to-home connection, and an answer key.
Not drills, these are comprehensive reviews of essential math skills and concepts that take about 10 minutes per day. The books for grades 2-5 each contain four problems a day for four days, covering a 40-week period. A separate, ten-problem test is provided for the fifth day of each week. Answer keys for drills and tests are included in all books. The problems are sequenced to complement your math curriculum, increasing in difficulty from beginning to end. Unlike a drill product, they cover all grade-level math topics and concepts are repeated weekly. These books were created to provide ongoing, cumulative review of math skills, much like the philosophy behind the Saxon Math series. Most other basal texts introduce and practice math concepts, then go on to the next skill, abandoning previously-taught concepts until the next pass, or in occasional reviews. I would strongly recommend them to parents who are not using Saxon Math, as an expedient way to help your child retain and practice math skills on an ongoing basis.
One look at the scope and sequence chart provided will assure you that the program is, indeed, comprehensive. In fact, you can use this program also as a diagnostic tool to detect areas in which your math program is weak, or concepts that your child has not completely mastered, regardless of your basal program. Or use the book during the summer, between grades, to keep math skills fresh for next year and avoid extensive beginning-of-the-school-year review. Topics covered in the books include, but are not limited to, arithmetic operations on decimals/fractions/whole numbers, percents, word problems, measurement, area/perimeter/volume, algebraic expressions, and properties (associative, commutative). The series has been recently aligned to Common Core standards and now includes a reference chart at the beginning of each book to show where each standard is covered.