4th Grade Place Value Guided Math – Hands-on and Digital Ready!

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Unit 2 in the 4th Grade Guided Math Curriculum is all about Place Value! The most flexible unit to date, you can meet your state and district standards and your students’ needs by choosing some or all of the place value material provided. Students will go through all of the 4th grade place value skills with a high degree of focus and comprehensive skill development. As always, the units and lessons are sequenced and scaffolded from initial teaching through grade-level expectations, offering your students every opportunity to go as far as they want.

4th Grade Unit 2 Mini-Units

  • Mini-Unit 1: Understanding Numbers to 1 Million
  • Mini-Unit 2: Understanding Numbers to 1 Billion
  • Mini-Unit 3: Rounding & Accuracy
  • Mini-Unit 4: Understanding Decimals & Place Value

Mini-Unit 1: Understanding Numbers to 1 Million

Mini-Unit 1 carefully overlaps with place value concepts from 3rd grade and then extends through the other number places to the millions place. The mini-unit opens with an examination of the 10 times relationships between places previously explored during the multiplication and division unit. Students learn how to read, write, and format multi-digit numbers, explore place value concepts related to number forms, digits, and places, and compare and order multi-digit numbers using a tried-and-true strategy chain to internalize good problem solving habits. This Mini-Unit meets and just exceeds the Common Core Standards for numbers and place value.

Mini-Unit 2: Understanding Numbers to 1 Billion

Mini-Unit 2 takes the number magnitude from Mini-Unit 1 and extends them again, to the billions place! Designed to meet the TEKs standards for numbers & place value in 4th grade, this mini-unit can also be used for students ready for a challenge, for differentiated math centers, or even as summer work before 5th grade. This material closely follows the format of Mini-Unit 1 so students have a predictable routine that allows them to relax and fully focus on math.

Mini-Unit 3: Rounding & Accuracy

Rounding in and of itself is such a challenging skill that often the point of rounding is lost. Rounding is one way students can learn to come up with estimates for multi-digit numbers that are easier to work with and offer a ballpark solution they can use to think about the accuracy of their computation work. This Mini-Unit is methodical as it goes through how to round each number magnitude to millions to any place. Incorporated throughout is a consistent attention paid to the accuracy of rounded numbers as estimates, so students learn to use critical thinking about number estimates rather than “just” how to round.

Mini-Unit 4: Understanding Decimals & Place Value

You could argue whether decimals are more closely related to fractions or place value. I’ve decided to incorporate decimals in both places due to their natural extension from both math strands. Using place value mats extended beyond the ones place, students can integrate this new kind of number easily using the same routines as were used for multi-digit whole numbers. Place value concepts are reinforced through guided and independent practice, making decimal numbers simply a part of your students’ lexicon of known numbers, rather than something separate and more related to fractions. In fact, student understanding of fraction concepts will likely be accelerated because of this initial study of numbers less than one.

Digital Guided Math Activities Included!

Each component of the 4th Grade Guided Math Curriculum comes in printable and digital versions to maximize your flexibility teaching these important concepts. YOU can choose which version of each lesson component should be used – and when – for your diverse learners.

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