Module 1 - Math 4A - Course Guide
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.
- Crayons or colored pencils
- Blank paper
|Lesson #||Lesson Title||Objective(s)|
|3||Solving Basic Equations||
|4||Parts of a Word Problem||
|5||Translation into Equations||
Module Key Words:
|Lesson #||Lesson Title||Page #||Assignment Title|
|1||Writing Multiplication||2||Multiplication Tables|
|2||Multiplication Comparison||4||Multiplication Comparison Practice|
|3||Solving Basic Equations||4||Solving Basic Equations Practice|
|4||Parts of a Word Problem||6||Parts of a Word Problem Practice|
|5||Translation into Equations||2||Solving the "whole" problem|
|7||Estimation Strategies||8||Estimation Word Problem Practice|
Learning Coach Notes:
|Lesson #||Lesson Title||Notes|
|1||Writing Multiplication||Have your student write 5 multiplication stories using multiplication facts.|
|2||Multiplication Comparison||Have your student create a chart that shows the steps shared to help solve a story problem that are listed on page 2 of the lesson. They can place the chart they create in a visible location to refer to when solving story problems.|
|3||Solving Basic Equations||Give your student 5 sample equations and have them identify the variable in each equation. Then have them solve the equation.|
|4||Parts of a Word Problem||In this lesson as students watch the first video Titled Equations with Variables have them get two index cards and write the words equation and variable on each card with the definition on the back. Post the cards on a word wall or some place they can be seen for the student to refer to as needed.|
|5||Translation into Equations||In their Math notebook have your student write down steps to solving an equation with an unknown in it.|
|6||Interpretation||Have your student recreate the chart on page 4 of this lesson that gives key words used for each operation in a word problem. Have them post the chart someplace visible so that they can use it to help them solve word problems. Have your student write out on a piece of paper a Word Problems Questions chart. Have them write: What do we know? What am I being Asked? And What is the plan? Have them post this chart some place where they can refer to it while solving word problems.|
|7||Estimation Strategies||Be Sure to have your student print the steps to solving a word problem located on page 3 of this lesson. Have them put the document someplace where they can easily refer to it when solving word problems. Review the strategies listed on the document with your student and ask them to explain what they mean in their own words.|
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.
|Solving Basic Equations||
|Parts of a Word Problem||
|Translation into Equations||
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.
|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||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?
|1||Mystery Math: A First Book of Algebra||David A. Adler||600L|
|2||Math For All Seasons: Mind-Stretching Math Riddles||Gregory Tang||NP|
|3||Great Estimations||Bruce Goldstone||560L|
|4||A Remainder of One||Elinor J Pinczes||640L|
Take some time to apply what your student is learning to the real world. Suggested outings are below.