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Fourth Grade Color Math Curriculum and Manipulative Kit

9781592692491

The McRuffy 4th Grade Color Math Curriculum contains a detailed Teacher’s Manual, colorful Workbook, Response Book, and Resource Pack containing card sets, games, posters, and more. It also contains the corresponding Manipulative Kit.

The McRuffy 4th Grade Color Math follows the same design as 3rd Color Math.

The McRuffy Color Math series uses a spiral approach. Concepts are introduced and reviewed throughout the year. This avoids the “learn it and forget it” structure of many curricula that segments concepts into units. Students continue to build on previous learning throughout the year. Sometimes a concept is expounded on. Sometimes a concept is simply reviewed. 

4th Grade concepts include: Addition and subtraction (up to ten digits) with regrouping including decimals, Multiplication up to 2-digit x 4-digits including decimals, Division facts and long division including decimals, Reading thermometers, Measuring, Making change, Counting change from dollar amounts, Place value from decimals to ten millions, Adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators, Geometric reasoning, Adding and subtracting times including AM and PM, Applying math properties including distributive, commutative, and associative, Graphing equations, Areas and perimeters of irregular shapes, Areas of triangles, Geometric vocabulary for lines, angles, solids, quadrilaterals, and triangles, Decimal to fraction equivalents, Patterns of change, Unit conversions for volume, length, weight, and time, Negative numbers, Variables, Charts and graphs including coordinate systems, Estimating

The McRuffy Fourth Grade Color Math Curriculum contains a detailed Teacher’s Manual, colorful Workbook, Response Book, and Resource Pack containing card sets, games, posters, and more. The manipulative kit is not included.

The McRuffy Fourth Grade Color Math follows the same design as 3rd Color Math.

The McRuffy Color Math series uses a spiral approach. Concepts are introduced and reviewed throughout the year. This avoids the “learn it and forget it” structure of many curricula that segments concepts into units. Students continue to build on previous learning throughout the year. Sometimes a concept is expounded on. Sometimes a concept is simply reviewed. 

4th Grade concepts include: Addition and subtraction (up to ten digits) with regrouping including decimals, Multiplication up to 2-digit x 4-digits including decimals, Division facts and long division including decimals, Reading thermometers, Measuring, Making change, Counting change from dollar amounts, Place value from decimals to ten millions, Adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators, Geometric reasoning, Adding and subtracting times including AM and PM, Applying math properties including distributive, commutative, and associative, Graphing equations, Areas and perimeters of irregular shapes, Areas of triangles, Geometric vocabulary for lines, angles, solids, quadrilaterals, and triangles, Decimal to fraction equivalents, Patterns of change, Unit conversions for volume, length, weight, and time, Negative numbers, Variables, Charts and graphs including coordinate systems, Estimating

Our fourth grade math lessons use popular math manipulatives. An inexpensive kit has been packaged especially for the curriculum. The curriculum set can be purchased with or without the manipulative kits. Individual items in the kit are also available. If you are teaching children in multiple grade levels, a Color Math Super Kit is also available, so only one kit needs to be purchased. 

The easy-to-use math lesson plans in the  Fourth Grade Color Math Teacher’s Manual give daily assignments. Lesson objectives are clearly stated at the beginning of the lesson so you’ll know exactly what you’re teaching. The Materials section of the lesson plan states the materials and manipulative used in the lesson so you’ll be fully prepared to teach. Most lessons require very little advanced preparation. 

Part 1 covers lessons 1 to 80.
Part 2 covers lessons 81 to 160

Teacher's Manual Sample

The colorful Math Workbook includes three or four activities per daily lesson. The activities include much more than a sheet of problems to solve. A variety of concepts is offered daily to teach, reinforce, practice, and review concepts. The coil binding allows for fold flat use. 

Workbook Sample

As with other levels, students grow in mental math skills and listening skills using our unique Response Book. Students record responses to the teacher read auditory exercises. The format is self-checking and non-consumable. It now includes a basic skills section for mastering multiplication and division skills that ties the two skills together by building an understanding of number families. Drill sheets can be reused by incorporating the clear flip sheet and responding with dry-erase markers. 

The Resource Pack includes a variety of unbound sheets. With the exception of a few sheets, the pack can be fully consumable, but can also be reproduced. The resource pack includes over 100 sheets including testing materials, additional workbook-like activities, graphing and grid sheets, and shape models (geometric solids). Included with the resource pack is a precut card set.

Several posters and game boards are a part of the pack, as well as unique overlay system for comparing fractions.

Manipulatives Included:

The manipulative kit has everything you need to fully utilize the Third Grade Color Math Curriculum. Manipulatives make the concepts come alive. The kit includes:

  • 250 Transparent chips
  • 50 Pattern Blocks
  • 1 Clock Dial
  • 2 Tangram Sets
  • Geoboard
  • Fraction Piece Set
  • Pentomino Set
  • 3 Dice
  • 12 One Inch Cubes
  • Pattern Block Mirror