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Get those kids practicing basic math skills. They practice adding 3 numbers together by playing the game "Triple Addition Shuffle." Each pair of learners shuffles number cards together, places them face down, then flips them over to compose a number sentence that gets close to 18.
Whether you need a math drill or a comprehensive review, here is a great addition to any math lesson. After reviewing how to find fractions of whole numbers, pupils work on problems, such as 1/8 of 72 and 1/2 of 114. Use this activity as a formative assessment in your fractions lesson, or as a homework assignment.
Learners practice converting fractions, decimals, and percentages to communicate equal amounts. They fill in a table, determine the percentage of a total area that is shaded in diagrams, complete equations with decimals to the hundredths place, order decimals and fractions, and complete four story problems. Links to online drills for conversions like the ones practiced in this exercise are included.
Knowing your times tables in one thing understanding them is another. The class demonstrates their understanding of multiplication by skip counting, arrays, and moving manipulatives for the 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4 times tables. They watch a PowerPoint presentation, watch a teacher demonstration, construct a visual image for math facts, and fill in a multiplication chart. A quiz, the PowerPoint, and a rubric are included.
Fourth graders practice estimating the quotients of four digit dividends. In this estimation lesson, 4th graders complete mental math drills involving division and are introduced to several strategies to accurately estimate quotients. The strategies include using a guess and check method and simplifying the problem. Students work in small groups to complete several division estimation problems.