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Mathematics - 4th Grade
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Lesson Plans  
Standard 2
Students will use patterns and relations to represent mathematical problems and number relationships.
Objective 2
Use algebraic expressions, symbols, and properties of the operations to represent, simplify, and solve mathematical equations and inequalities.
USOE-Approved Lesson Plans   USOE-Approved Lesson Plans
  • Equations
    This activity will help students understand what an equation is and what it is not.
  • Following the Order
    This activity will show students that the order of operations is key in solving multi-stepped equations.
  • Iguana Algebra
    Students will identify patterns to solve equations.
  • Math 4 - Act. 08: Messy Cookies
    This activity will help students better understand the idea of a missing factor in an equation.
  • Math 4 - Act. 10: Decoding Machine
    This lesson is an introduction to variables and their uses. It does not require any prior knowledge of variables.
  • Math 4 - Act. 11: Rock & Roll
    This fun activity will reinforce students' understanding of <, >, and =.
  • Order of Operations Treasure Hunt
    The purpose of this activity is to give students the opportunity to use order of operations equations in a fun, engaging environment. During this activity, students will have the opportunity to work collaboratively as they create a treasure map and clues that are based on order of operation equations of their own design.
  • Property Posters
    This activity is going to focus on helping students remember the commutative, associative, distributive, and identity properties of addition and multiplication by having the students create posters that they will hang around the school or classroom.
  • Socks and Shoes
    Activities teach students a mnemonic device to remember the order of operations and help them see how order of operation applies to nearly everything they do during the day.
  • That's Not Fair
    The activities in this lesson will help students understand the concept of equal values. In addition, students will understand that an equation is a number sentence that shows relationships.
Thinkfinity Lesson Plans   Lesson Plans
  • Interactive Pan Balance
    Students can use this interactive pan balance to help understand that equality is a relationship, not an operation.
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