The second worksheet offers problems that require a bit of reasoning, such as: "Jade has 1281 baseball cards. If Jade and Kyle combine their baseball cards, how many cards will there be?Estimate___________ Answer___________ ." To solve the problem, students need to estimate and list their answer in the first blank, and then add the actual numbers to see how close they came.
Yet, they may still be intimidated by math word problems. Explain to students that answering most word problems in the fourth grade generally involves knowing the basic math operations—addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division—and understanding when and how to use simple math formulas to improve math skills.
Explain to students that you can find the rate (or speed) that someone is traveling if you know the distance and time that she traveled.
To solve the problem listed in the previous slide, students need to know rounding.
For this problem, you would round 1,281 either down to 1,000 or up to 1,500, and you would round 1,535 down to 1,500, yielding estimate answers of 2,500 or 3,000 (depending on which way the students rounded 1,281).
Then just plug in the numbers: r = 3,060 miles ÷ 5 hours = 612 mph.
For the second problem, students merely need to list all of the presents given on the 12 days.
High-Number Toss - 2 is designed to measure student understanding of place value as it is used in the Everyday Math Game of the same name.
Name That Number - 1 is designed to measure student understanding of place value as it is used in the Everyday Math Game of the same name.
In the worksheets below, students work the problems and fill their answers in the provided blank spaces.
The answers are provided for you, the teacher, on a duplicate worksheet that you can access and print out in the second slide after the students' worksheet.