# Pacing Guide for 4th Grade Math

The fourth-grade math curriculum was designed to be implemented over the course of a single school year. It includes eight units of study over 155 instructional days (including days for lessons, flex days, and unit assessments). We intentionally did not account for all 180 instructional days in order for teachers to fit in additional review or extension, teacher-created assessments, and school-based events.

Each unit includes a specific number of lessons, a day for assessment, and a recommended number of flex days (see the table below). These flex days can be used at the teacher’s discretion, however, for units that include both major and supporting/additional work, it is strongly recommended that the flex days be spent on content that aligns with the major work of the grade.

Each lesson was designed to be implemented within, approximately, a 50-minute class period. A suggested break down of a typical class period is shown below; however, this time allotment will vary depending on the lesson and lesson structure chosen by the teacher.

• 25–30 minutes: Anchor Tasks
• 15–20 minutes: Problem Set
• 5–10 minutes: Target Task

In addition to the main lessons, it is recommended to also allocate 10 minutes for daily application and 15 minutes for daily fluency. These additional blocks are meant to provide sufficient time and practice for these aspects of rigor.

### Total

Topic A: Place Value of Multi-Digit Whole Numbers

Topic B: Comparing Multi-Digit Whole Numbers

Topic C: Rounding Multi-Digit Whole Numbers

Topic D: Multi-Digit Whole-Number Addition

Topic E: Multi-Digit Whole-Number Subtraction

Topic F: Addition and Subtraction Word Problems

### 22

Topic A: Multiplicative Comparison

Topic B: Factors and Multiples

Topic C: Multiplication of up to Four-Digit Whole Numbers by One-Digit Whole Numbers

Topic D: Multiplication of Two-Digit Whole Numbers by Two-Digit Whole Numbers

Topic E: Multi-Step Word Problems

### 26

Topic A: Understanding and Interpreting Remainders

Topic B: Division of up to Four-Digit Whole Numbers by One-Digit Whole Numbers

Topic C: Multi-Step Word Problems and Patterns

### 19

Topic A: Lines and Angles

Topic B: Measures of Angles

Topic C: Measures of Adjacent Angles

Topic D: Shapes and Lines of Symmetry

### 20

Topic A: Equivalent Fractions

Topic B: Comparing and Ordering Fractions

### 13

Topic A: Building, Adding, and Subtracting Fractions Less Than or Equal to 1

Topic B: Building, Adding, and Subtracting Fractions Less Than or Equal to 2

Topic C: Building, Adding, and Subtracting Fractions More Than 2

Topic D: Multiplication of Fractions

Topic E: Line Plots

### 25

Topic A: Understanding Tenths

Topic B: Understanding Tenths and Hundredths

Topic C: Decimal Comparison

Topic D: Decimal Addition

Topic E: Money as a Decimal Amount

### 16

Topic A: Metric Unit Conversion

Topic B: Customary Unit Conversion

Topic C: Fraction and Decimal Unit Conversions