Fourth graders become more independent, sophisticated readers. As their skills and experience increase, fourth graders will have the confidence to take on literature and nonfiction that broaden their reading experiences significantly. The teacher facilitates their continued growth as readers by designing appropriate reading assignments, organizing literature circles, and facilitating discussions. Students will also continue to receive direct instruction in reading by working individually with teachers.
Cornerstone uses the University Of Chicago’s Everyday Mathematics program, a progressive curriculum that presents concepts in a spiral manner. This means that concepts are presented over multiple years so that students are given several exposures to skills before they are expected to master them.
Work with numbers up to 1,000,000.
Learn to add and subtract numbers in the thousands, ten thousands and hundred thousands.
Continue to use regrouping.
Continue to multiply and divide.
Learn to multiply numbers (up to 999) by the numbers 1-10.
Are expected to memorize division facts up to 100 (from their multiplication tables).
Study polygons and polyhedral.
Learn that lines can be parallel, perpendicular or intersecting.
Solve problems that contain several steps.
Are given better tools and skills to handle more complicated problems.
Work with fractions and decimals.
Add and subtract fractions that have the same denominator.
Learn to work with decimals that have up to two places.
Work with numbers in a variety of ways.
Use fractions to show the probability of a chance event occurring.
Work on other basic math skills.