The Math Curriculum for Gifted Students series:
- Provides gifted and advanced learners with challenging activities to extend their mathematical thinking.
- Includes lessons, activities, and extensions that are aligned to national standards.
- Is designed to provide high-ability learners advancement beyond the general curriculum.
- Is ideal for gifted classrooms or gifted pull-out groups.
- Was developed by the Center for Gifted Education at William & Mary.
In Math Curriculum for Gifted Students (Grade 4), the 24 lessons cover mathematics content for grade 4 and are divided into five sections: number and operations in Base Ten, operations and algebraic thinking, number and operations-fractions, measurement and data, and geometry. Each lesson includes a teacher page that outlines the estimated time, key terms, materials, and objectives; a challenging activity to allow students to explore the concepts in depth; practice problems; and an assessment similar to standards-based grade-level standardized assessments.
Table of Contents
Introduction Section I: Operations and Algebraic Thinking Lesson 1.1: Factor Pairs and Multiples Lesson 1.2: Multiplicative Comparisons Lesson 1.3: Multistep Word Problems, Remainders, and Estimation Lesson 1.4: Pattern Pandemonium Section II: Number and Operations in Base Ten Lesson 2.1: Place Value Comparison Lesson 2.2: Rounding With Place Value Lesson 2.3: Multiplying Lesson 2.4: Dividing Section III: Number and Operations—Fractions Lesson 3.1: Fraction Equivalents Lesson 3.2: Comparing Fractions Lesson 3.3: Fraction Addition and Subtraction Lesson 3.4: Add and Subtract Mixed Numbers Lesson 3.5: Addition and Subtraction Fraction Word Problems Lesson 3.6: Model Fraction Multiplication Lesson 3.7: Fraction Multiplication Word Problems Lesson 3.8: Decimal Notation Lesson 3.9: Comparing Decimals Section IV: Measurement and Data Lesson 4.1: Converting Between Units of Measure Lesson 4.2: Conversion Practice Lesson 4.3: Area and Perimeter Lesson 4.4: Angles Lesson 4.5: Adding Angles Section V: Geometry Lesson 5.1: Lines, Angles, and Classifying Figures Lesson 5.2: Lines of Symmetry Answer Key About the Authors About the Center for Gifted Education Common Core State Standards Alignment
The Center for Gifted Education at The College of William and Mary, a research and development center, was established in 1988 under the direction of Dr. Joyce VanTassel-Baska. The center provides services to educators, policy makers, graduate students, researchers, parents, and students in support of the needs of gifted and talented individuals. Located in Williamsburg, VA, the center has established a national reputation for excellence in research, curriculum development, and service. Several major grants, including funding from the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act, have provided significant support for the work of the Center.
Molly Bryan Talbot is a special education teacher of third- and fourth-grade gifted students at Zachary Elementary School in the Zachary Community School District in Louisiana...