A Fourth Grade Gifted Math Unit
Mission: Mathematics is a journey into a mathematical world that will allow students to travel to
lands both near and far, past and present--maybe even into the future! While in these lands, the
students will learn about the citizens’ way of life, about famous mathematicians and their work,
and how to use certain educational tools of that era. The students will also work on enhancing
their thinking skills. To develop these skills, the following concepts will be encouraged within
the lessons throughout the unit: planning, problem solving, inference, estimating, research,
formulation of results, spatial visualizations, pattern recognition, and analytical thinking.
South Carolina Math Standards:
- NSBT.2: Recognize math periods and number patterns within each period to read and write in standard form large numbers through 999,999,999.
- ATO.5: Generate a number or shape pattern that follows a given rule and determine a term that appears later in the sequence.
- NSF.3: Develop an understanding of addition and subtraction of fractions (i.e., denominators 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 25, 100) based on unit fractions.
- Solve real-world problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions referring to the same whole and having like denominators.
- NSF.3: Understand the relationship between fractions and division of whole numbers by interpreting a fraction as the numerator divided by the denominator (i.e., 𝑎 𝑏 = 𝑎 ÷ 𝑏).
- NSF.7: Extend the concept of division to divide unit fractions and whole numbers by using visual fraction models and equations.
- Interpret division of a whole number by a unit fraction and compute the quotient.
- F.4: Apply the concepts of linear functions to real-world and mathematical situations.
- Explore the relationship between linear functions and arithmetic sequences.