Teaching Fourth Grade Math: Techniques and Strategies

Whether you're homeschooling your child or simply helping him or her with homework, you'll need to use some teaching techniques and strategies to help your child. Keep reading for information and tips for successfully teaching your child math at home.

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Teaching Your Fourth Grader Math

Getting Ready to Teach

When you're planning math lessons for your child, you may want to start by choosing textbooks or workbooks if your child doesn't already have them. This is particularly necessary if you're homeschooling your child. Before beginning your research, you may want to make a list of the features you would like to see in a textbook. Think about the types of assessments you want and what types of activity pages that would be most useful to your fourth grader. You can also compare textbooks and workbooks to your district's learning standards to make sure that they cover the concepts your fourth grader is expected to know.

If your child is also attending a school, consult with his or her math teacher for advice. Find out about the fourth grade curriculum of your child's school and the areas with which your child needs the most help. Create a dedicated learning space for your child with no distractions or clutter and help your child with math at the same time every day.

Fourth Grade Math Lessons

There are many hands-on math lessons that can help your child gain a deeper understanding of concepts, rather than simply requiring him or her to memorize. When putting a lesson together, begin by explaining the new concepts. Next, present them to your child thoroughly and answer any questions that he or she may have. Present your child with an activity like a math game or worksheet based on the new concepts. You can find many free fourth grade math activities to give to your child online as well as a variety of lessons you can use.

Helping Your Child with Homework

If your child's struggling with math homework assigned at school or by you, sit down with your child and go over the math lesson of the day. Next go over the first couple of math problems with your child and have him or her explain how to solve them to you. This will help you ensure that your child is thinking critically and fully comprehends the lesson. After having your child complete the rest of the assignment alone, go over his or her answers and help with any needed corrections. Go over the lesson one more time with your child to help solidify the information in his or her brain.

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