The Grade 4 curriculum prepares students for middle school and the weekly 1.5-hour class is busy with new learning. In this grade, students solve increasingly complex problems using the Relocation Property, they review and consolidate their learning on prime and composite numbers, and they are introduced to new topics such as probability. In Geometry, they are introduced to concepts such as point, line, ray, line segment, and more. They learn to measure angles and classify different polygons based on their properties. In this grade, they have more independent assignments, research projects, and presentations that build and strengthen their time management, social, and communication skills. Drills, problem solving, and cooperative group work continues to be a key component. Like the Grade 3s, they participate in at least two external math contests and all write the Spirit of Math International Contest during class time, and they write tests and have an exam at the end of the year. The overall curriculum is rewarding for high performing Grade 4 students.
Here’s what we cover in Grade Four: