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.

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.

Lessons

Flex Days +
Assessment

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

19

3

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

23

3

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

16

3

19

Topic A: Lines and Angles

Topic B: Measures of Angles

Topic C: Measures of Adjacent Angles

Topic D: Shapes and Lines of Symmetry

18

2

20

Topic A: Equivalent Fractions

Topic B: Comparing and Ordering Fractions

11

2

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

22

3

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

14

2

16

Topic A: Metric Unit Conversion

Topic B: Customary Unit Conversion

Topic C: Fraction and Decimal Unit Conversions

12

2

14

Total

135

20

155