# Graphic Organizers

## Another Great 4th grade fraction resource

Here is a great 4th grade fraction resource. Copy and paste to view.

http://maccss.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/file/view/4thGradeUnit.pdf

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Dr. Nicki

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## Ten Frame Flashcards!

Here is a great ten frame resource. Use these for games, subitizing activities and guided math groups! Be sure to put a set in your students’ math toolkits!

*Click on the link (it’s free but you have to belong to teachers pay teachers (which is free as well).

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## Decimals Hundredths Grid

Here are some great decimal grid activities by the Virgina Department of Education (see pages 44 – 52). I love decimal grids! Use them to teach adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing decimals! Grids are great scaffolds for thinking.

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## Successful Strategies for Guided Math Groups and More

** ****Marzano (2001) states that Nonlinguistic Representations are one of the 9 major instructional strategies that advance student achievement. We need to be sure to spend time teaching nonlinguistically, using visual imagery and bodily-kinestheic experiences. As you progress through a CRA Framework of concrete, pictorial, and then abstract students should act things out, use physical models and draw pictures.**

** **Concept maps, thinking maps, and brainstorm webs are all examples of teaching with nonlinguistic representations. See my Thinking Maps Pinterest board for examples.

** **** Here are some other resources:**

Link1

Be sure to have your students work with nonlinguistic representations in math workstations as well as use this strategy during guided math groups.

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## Successful Strategies for Guided Math Groups: Part I

Marzano ( 2001) states that 1 of the 9 top instructional strategies is **identifying similarities and differences**. The idea here is to be able to take apart concepts and recognize what is alike and what is different. How do you do this in your guided math groups and workstations? Here are some ideas.

1. Use venn diagrams & carroll diagrams

2. Use concept attainment charts

Remember that when you work with these concepts in guided math groups you are focusing on the talk. You want to be sure to give everyone a chance to speak and share their ideas.

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## Passport to Decimals

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Here is a Passport to Decimals! Fantastic.

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## Understanding Equality!

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Great Graphic Organizers for this concept!

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## Build, Sketch and Record – Must See Charts!

These charts are great for any grade level (they are flashing underneath the heading Content Standard Posters). First the students build a model of whatever they are studying, then they sketch it and finally they record it with calculations! Simple and Brilliant! Try it and let me know how it goes!

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## Multiplicative Comparison Problems

Multiplicative Comparison type problems are explored in 4th and 5th grade. Here are some great resources explaining these problem types. There are several different types within the multiplicative comparison genre. Remember that the research says that it is important for students to understand the type of problem they are solving rather than “key words.”

Resource 1 (Be sure to look at all the related resources at the bottom of the page)

Resource 5 – Math Video

Resource 6 – Math Video

Resource 7 – Math Video

Multiplicative Comparison Video!

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## Decimal of the Day

Decimal of the day is another routine that gives students an opportunity to revisit concepts throughout the year. In a decimal of the day routine the teacher writes a decimal like .55 and then the students do a series of activities with that decimal as well as answer some questions about it. For example:

1. Write the decimal in word form

2. Write it in fraction form

3. Write 2 decimals that are great than this number (Show them all on the numberline)

4. Write 2 decimals that are less than this number (Show them all on the numberline)

5. Write the decimal in expanded form

6. Add .9 to this decimal

7. Subtract .9 from this decimal

8. Multiply 2 by this decimal; Write a story about this equation

9. Round it to the nearest tenth and hundreth

10. Compare it with symbols to 2 other decimals

Resources:

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