**10.53.506** MONTANA GRADE 4 MATHEMATICS CONTENT STANDARDS

(1) Mathematics operations and algebraic thinking content standards for Grade 4 are:

(a) interpret a multiplication equation as a comparison, e.g., interpret 35 = 5 × 7 as a statement that 35 is 5 times as many as 7 and 7 times as many as 5 and represent verbal statements of multiplicative comparisons as multiplication equations;

(b) multiply or divide to solve word problems involving multiplicative comparison, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem, distinguishing multiplicative comparison from additive comparison;

(c) solve multistep word problems within cultural contexts, including those of Montana American Indians, with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted; represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity; and assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding;

(d) find all factor pairs for a whole number in the range 1-100; recognize that a whole number is a multiple of each of its factors; determine whether a given whole number in the range 1-1000 is a multiple of a given one-digit number; and determine whether a given whole number in the range 1-100 is prime or composite; and

(e) generate number or shape patterns that follows a given rule; identify apparent features of the pattern that were not explicit in the rule itself; for example, given the rule "add 3" and the starting number 1, generate terms in the resulting sequence and observe that the terms appear to alternate between odd and even numbers; explain informally why the numbers will continue to alternate in this way.

(2) Mathematics number and operations in base ten content standards for Grade 4 are:

(a) recognize that in a multidigit whole number, a digit in one place represents ten times what it represents in the place to its right; for example, recognize that 700 ÷ 70 = 10 by applying concepts of place value and division;

(b) read and write multidigit whole numbers using base ten numerals, number names, and expanded form and compare two multidigit numbers based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons;

(c) use place value understanding to round multidigit whole numbers to any place;

(d) fluently add and subtract multidigit whole numbers using the standard algorithm;

(e) multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number; multiply two two-digit numbers using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations; and illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models; and

(f) find whole number quotients and remainders with up to four-digit dividends and one-digit divisors using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division and illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.

(3) Mathematics number and operations - fractions content standards for Grade 4 are:

(a) explain why a fraction a/b is equivalent to a fraction (n × a)/(n × b) by using visual fraction models with attention to how the number and size of the parts differ even though the two fractions themselves are the same size and use this principle to recognize and generate equivalent fractions;

(b) compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators, e.g., by creating common denominators or numerators, or by comparing to a benchmark fraction such as 1/2; recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole; record the results of comparisons with symbols >, =, or <; and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model;

(c) understand a fraction a/b with a > 1 as a sum of fractions 1/b;

(i) understand addition and subtraction of fractions as joining and separating parts referring to the same whole;

(ii) decompose a fraction into a sum of fractions with the same denominator in more than one way, recording each decomposition by an equation; justify decompositions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model; for example: 3/8 = 1/8 + 1/8 + 1/8 ; 3/8 = 1/8 + 2/8 ; 2 1/8 = 1 + 1 + 1/8 = 8/8 + 8/8 + 1/8;

(iii) add and subtract mixed numbers with like denominators, e.g., by replacing each mixed number with an equivalent fraction, and/or by using properties of operations and the relationship between addition and subtraction; and

(iv) solve word problems within cultural contexts, including those of Montana American Indians, involving addition and subtraction of fractions referring to the same whole and having like denominators, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem;

(d) apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply a fraction by a whole number;

(i) understand a fraction a/b as a multiple of 1/b; for example, use a visual fraction model to represent 5/4 as the product 5 × (1/4), recording the conclusion by the equation 5/4 = 5 × (1/4);

(ii) understand a multiple of a/b as a multiple of 1/b, and use this understanding to multiply a fraction by a whole number; for example, use a visual fraction model to express 3 × (2/5) as 6 × (1/5), recognizing this product as 6/5 (in general, n × (a/b) = (n × a)/b);

(iii) solve word problems within cultural contexts, including those of Montana American Indians, involving multiplication of a fraction by a whole number, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem; for example, if each person at a party will eat 3/8 of a pound of roast beef and there will be five people at the party, how many pounds of roast beef will be needed? Between what two whole numbers does your answer lie? As a contemporary American Indian example, for family/cultural gatherings, the Canadian and Montana Cree bake bannock made from flour, salt, grease, and baking soda, in addition to 3/4 cup water per pan. When making four pans, how much water will be needed?;

(e) express a fraction with denominator 10 as an equivalent fraction with denominator 100, and use this technique to add two fractions with respective denominators 10 and 100; for example, express 3/10 as 30/100, and add 3/10 + 4/100 = 34/100;

(f) use decimal notation for fractions with denominators 10 or 100; for example, rewrite 0.62 as 62/100; describe a length as 0.62 meters; and locate 0.62 on a number line diagram;

(g) compare two decimals to hundredths by reasoning about their size; recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two decimals refer to the same whole; record the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, or <; and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual model.

(4) Mathematics measurement and data content standards for Grade 4 are:

(a) know relative sizes of measurement units within one system of units including km, m, cm, kg, g, lb., oz., l, ml, hr, min., and sec.; within a single system of measurement, express measurements in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit; record measurement equivalents in a two-column table; for example know that 1 ft is 12 times as long as 1 in.; express the length of a four ft snake as 48 in.; generate a conversion table for feet and inches listing the number pairs (1, 12), (2, 24), (3, 36), ...;

(b) use the four operations to solve word problems within cultural contexts, including those of Montana American Indians, involving distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money; including problems involving simple fractions or decimals and problems that require expressing measurements given in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit, represent measurement quantities using diagrams such as number line diagrams that feature a measurement scale;

(c) apply the area and perimeter formulas for rectangles in real-world and mathematical problems; for example, find the width of a rectangular room given the area of the flooring and the length by viewing the area formula as a multiplication equation with an unknown factor;

(d) make a line plot to display a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit (1/2, 1/4, 1/8); solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions by using information presented in line plots; for example, from a line plot find and interpret the difference in length between the longest and shortest specimens in an insect or arrow/spearhead collection;

(e) recognize angles as geometric shapes that are formed wherever two rays share a common endpoint and understand concepts of angle measurement:

(i) an angle is measured with reference to a circle with its center at the common endpoint of the rays; by considering the fraction of the circular arc between the points where the two rays intersect the circle, an angle that turns through 1/360 of a circle is called a "one-degree angle" and can be used to measure angles; and

(ii) an angle that turns through n one-degree angles is said to have an angle measure of n degrees;

(f) measure angles in whole-number degrees using a protractor and sketch angles of specified measure;

(g) recognize angle measure as additive; when an angle is decomposed into nonoverlapping parts, the angle measure of the whole is the sum of the angle measurers of the parts; solve addition and subtraction problems to find unknown angles on a diagram in real-world and mathematical problems; e.g., by using an equation with a symbol for the unknown angle measure.

(5) Mathematics geometry content standards for Grade 4 are:

(a) draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines and identify these in two-dimensional figures;

(b) classify two-dimensional figures based on the presence or absence of parallel or perpendicular lines or the presence or absence of angles of a specified size; recognize right triangles as a category; and identify right triangles; and

(c) recognize a line of symmetry for a two-dimensional figure, including those found in Montana American Indian designs, as a line across the figure such that the figure can be folded along the line into matching parts; identify line-symmetric figures; and draw lines of symmetry.

History: 20-2-114, MCA; __IMP__, 20-2-121, 20-3-106, 20-7-101, MCA; __NEW__, 2011 MAR p. 2522, Eff. 11/26/11.