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Tch DIY: Fourth Grade Math Routines

April 7, 2017 / by Kristin Gray

Math Routines with Kristin Gray

One of the most powerful things about routines in the math classroom is the structure of the activity stays the same while the content can change each time. Since the teachers in my building use these routines in all of the K-5 classrooms, it creates a structural coherence that is beneficial for both teachers and students.

This set of videos features fourth grade students doing the same set of routines you saw in the third grade series.

 Multiplication Number Talk: Fourth and Fifth Grade

VIDEO: Multiplication Number Talk: Fourth and Fifth Grade

Supporting Material

While the videos give a good picture of the way the routine is run and the ways students think about the mathematics, the supporting documents on each page offer the viewer a broader context of what happened before and after the video. On each video page, be sure to scroll to the bottom right panel and look for the Supporting Materials section to find the planning page, reflection and resources, and student journal responses.

As always, I look forward to hearing your thoughts and feedback so we can all learn and grow together!

Topics: Math, Technology in the Classroom, Video Playlist, STEM

Kristin Gray

Written by Kristin Gray

Kristin Gray, a National Board Certified, 21-year veteran teacher of grades 5-8, is currently the Director of K-5 Curriculum and Professional Learning at Illustrative Mathematics (IM). She has served as a writer for the IM 6-8 math curriculum and as a Teaching Channel Laureate. Kristin has developed and facilitated mathematics professional learning at district, state, and national levels and presents annually at the NCSM and NCTM conferences. To reflect on her experiences, she blogs and connects with educators on Twitter, @MathMinds. Kristin has a B.S. in Elementary Education with a concentration in mathematics from the University of Delaware, a M.Ed. in applied technology in education from Wilmington University, and is the 2014 Presidential Awardee for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

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