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Grade 4


What your child is learning

Grade 4 Mathematics students show, describe and compare quantities to 10 000. Using personal strategies, they estimate and do mental mathematics to add and subtract to 10 000.  Your child will learn to multiply 2- or 3-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers, and to divide 2-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers. They will also multiply facts to 9 x 9, divide related facts, and add and subtract decimals. Your child will learn to read and record time, connect numbers and shapes to their everyday life, and explain patterns in charts and tables. They will enjoy solving problems with classmates and explaining their strategies, such as using objects, pictures and equations. Need more details? Refer to the program of studies.

How your child is assessed

Your child’s learning is assessed using a variety of tools and strategies within the classroom. Ask your child’s teacher what methods they are using. The different assessment methods tell you and your child’s teacher about your child’s strengths, the areas in which they might grow and how well your child is doing throughout the course. Your child’s teacher can then change or refine their teaching plans to ensure that learning activities better meet the needs of your child. At the end of the course, your child is assessed and their achievement is reported so that you know if they have achieved the expected learning outcomes for their grade.

Resources to help your child

A variety of digital and print resources from many different sources help students learn. Alberta Education reviews and authorizes many student and teacher resources that support learning and teaching in the classroom. Additionally, teachers may select, and bring into the classroom, numerous other innovative and creative resources to create rich learning experiences for your child. Visit or the Authorized Resources Database to learn more about the resources your child may encounter.

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