Module 1  Math 4A  Course Guide
Module Overview:
In this module students will write multiplication equations and will learn multiplication comparisons. Students will solve equations with an unknown and will identify parts of word problems. Students will translate comparisons into equations with an unknown and solve. Students will learn about Interpretation, estimation strategies, and remainders.
Module Materials:
Lesson #  Lesson Title  Material(s) 

1  Writing Multiplication  pen or pencil; 
2  Multiplicative Comparison  pen or pencil; 
3  Solving Basic Equations  pen or pencil; 
4  Parts of a Word Problem  pen or pencil; 
5  Translation into Equations  pen or pencil; 
6  Interpretation  pen or pencil; 
7  Estimation Strategies  pen or pencil; 
8  Remainders  pen or pencil; 
Module Objectives:
Lesson #  Lesson Title  Objective(s) 

1  Writing Multiplication 

2  Multiplicative Comparison 

3  Solving Basic Equations 

4  Parts of a Word Problem 

5  Translation into Equations 

6  Interpretation 

7  Estimation Strategies 

8  Remainders 

Module Key Words:
Key Words 

multiplication table factor product multiplicative comparison multiplication sentence reasonableness variable word problem equation unknown translate comparisons equations estimate interpret operation words strategies compatible number division remainder 
Module Assignments:
Lesson #  Lesson Title  Page #  Assignment Title 

2  Multiplicative Comparison  4  Multiplication Comparison Assignment 
3  Solving Basic Equations  4  Solving Basic Equations Assignment 
4  Parts of a Word Problem  6  Parts of a Word Problem Practice 
5  Translation into Equations  2  Translations Into Equations Practice 
6  Interpretation  8  Interpretation Practice 
7  Estimation Strategies  8  Estimating Word Problem Practice 
8  Remainders  6  Remainder Practice 
Learning Coach Notes:
None
Module Guiding Questions:
When a student starts a lesson ask them questions to check for prior knowledge and understanding and to review concepts being taught. At the end of the lesson ask the questions again to see if their answer changes.
Lesson Title  Question 

Writing Multiplication 

Multiplicative Comparison 

Solving Basic Equations 

Parts of a Word Problem 

Translation into Equations 

Interpretation 

Estimation Strategies 

Remainders 

Module Video Questions:
When a student watches a video take time to ask them questions about what they watched. Suggested questions for the videos in this module are listed here. Suggestion: Have the student watch the entire video first all the way through. Then have them watch the video a second time, as they watch it pause the video and ask the questions.
Lesson Title  Video  Question 

Writing Multiplication  Writing a Problem Using a Multiplication Sentence 

Solving Basic Equations  Variables or Mathematical Code 

Parts of a Word Problem  Equations with Variables 

Parts of a Word Problem  Solving for an Unknown 

Translation into Equations  Equations with Variables 

Interpretation  Estimation 

Interpretation  Applying Estimation to Word Problems 

Estimation Strategies  Word Problems 

Estimation Strategies  Estimation Strategy 

Remainders  The Remainder in Division 

Remainders  Interpret the Remainder 

Module Suggested Read Aloud Books:
Take time to read to your student or have them read aloud to you. Read a different book each day. While reading the book point out concepts being taught. You may purchase these books or find them at your local library. Suggested things to discuss while reading the book:
 What is the main idea?
 What are three things new you learned?
 How does this book relate to what you are learning about?
#  Book  Author  Lexile Level 

1  Mystery Math: A First Book of Algebra  David A. Adler  600L 
2  Math For All Seasons: MindStretching Math Riddles  Gregory Tang  NP 
3  Great Estimations  Bruce Goldstone  560L 
4  A Remainder of One  Elinor J Pinczes  640L 
Module Outing:
Take some time to apply what your student is learning to the real world. Suggested outings are below.
#  Outing 
