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:
 Pencils
 Crayons or colored pencils
 Notebook
 Scissors
 Glue
 Highlighter
 Markers
 Blank paper
Module Objectives:
Lesson #  Lesson Title  Objective(s) 

1  Writing Multiplication 

2  Multiplication 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 

math multiplier multiplicative multiplication compare comparison unknown variable constant dividend divisor quotient interpret strategies operations compatible estimation division remainder 
Module Assignments:
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 
6  Interpretation  8  Interpretation Practice 
7  Estimation Strategies  8  Estimation Word Problem Practice 
8  Remainders  5  Remainder 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. 
8  Remainders 
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 

Multiplication 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 
