This 4th Grade Place Value Unit is the most flexible unit to date! You can meet your state & district standards and your students’ needs by choosing some, or all, of the 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, Unit 2 includes lessons that 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 up 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, and explore place value concepts related to number forms, digits, and places. 4th graders will also compare and order multi-digit numbers using a tried-and-true strategy chain to internalize good problem solving habits. This mini-unit meets and 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 is one way students can learn to come up with estimates for multi-digit numbers that are easier to work with. Rounding can also offer a ballpark solution that 4th graders can use to think about the accuracy of their computation work. Mini-Unit 4 is methodical as it goes through how to round each number magnitude to millions to any place. Incorporated throughout the mini-unit is 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 units due to their natural extension from both math strands. In Mini-Unit 4, place value mats extend beyond the ones place, allowing students to integrate this new kind of number by using the same routines they 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.
Digital lessons teach the content for each graduated step needed to learn about place value.
Digital Math Mats and Task Cards are also included.
Each lesson includes a Digital Exit Ticket to give you a snapshot of student learning. Exit tickets are such an important formative assessment for your planning process as a teacher. Full-color Digital Practice Pages also use interactive movable digital pieces to allow students to demonstrate their learning in a more independent way.