Rod and Staff Math - Grade 4

Math Grade 4:

Progressing with Arithmetic

Pupil's Textbook

The hardcover pupil's text has 170 lessons, counting tests, most being two pages long. Lesson concepts are clearly explained to the student. After reviewing the basic facts and teaching the multiplication and division facts 10's-12's, this book teaches long division, multiplying by 2-digit numbers, and checking in the four processes of computation. Reading problem skills include distance-rate-time, 2-step problems, using sketches, and identifying missing information. The following areas of study are also covered.

Numbers—Place value to hundred millions, decimals to hundredths, Roman numerals through the 300s.

Measures—Changing measure to equivalent in other units, adding and subtracting compound measures, scale drawings, metric units of length.

Fractions—Comparing fraction value, equivalent fractions, reducing fractions, adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers.

Geometry—Finding perimeter and area of squares and rectangles.

Graphs—Picture graphs and bar graphs.

"Supplementary Drills" for extra practice are provided in the back of the pupil's book. They are arranged according to skills.

Teacher's Manual

The Teacher's Manual comes in two hardcover volumes, with Chapters 1-8 in Part 1, and Chapters 9-17 in Part 2. Each lesson shows the pupil's pages full size with answers filled in. Extra pages give detailed guidance for the teacher in lesson presentation. Duplicate copies of speed drills and tests at the back ofthe manuals also have answers filled in.

The lesson plans in the Teacher's Manual are provided as a base to teach the lessons effectively. They are an important part ofthis math course, especially in the review pattern. It is recommended that beginning teachers follow the plan as closely as their schedules allow. The daily lesson plans include the following parts.

"Objectives" state the primary goals of the lesson. A concept is marked with a star when it is introduced for the first time in this math series. "Preparation" lists what the teacher should prepare for class in addition to studying the lesson. "Oral Drill" reviews and reinforces material that has already been taught. It also prepares students for learning new concepts. "Speed Drills" (in every other lesson) emphasize speed and accuracy. "Teaching Guide" is the core of the lesson. This part gives a step-by-step plan for meeting the lesson objectives; there is generally one point for each objective. This class-time work should prepare the pupils to do the lesson in the book with a minimum ofteacher help. "Extra Review" is optional practice included in some lessons for those teachers who desire it. The concepts reviewed usually relate to some of the review exercises in the pupil's book. "Supplementary Drills" suggests appropriate drills for additional work.

The Grade 4 Arithmetic lessons are designed for about 30 minutes of class time and 30 to 45 minutes of assigned work. Suggestions to alter the lesson plans (if necessary) are given in the Teacher's Manual.

Speed Drills

A tablet of 84 speed drills provides a short, timed exercise for every even-numbered lesson. (Speed Drill numbers agree with the lesson numbers.) These drills cover a wide range of skills taught in Grade 4.

Chapter Tests

The 17 chapter tests are bound in a booklet with tear-out sheets.

Purchase these and other Math textbooks at
Milestone Books

Click on a book to see sample pages.

Click on a book to see sample pages.

Purchase these and other Math textbooks at
Milestone Books

This site is operated by Milestone Books. We are an independent vendor of materials by Rod and Staff Publishers of Crockett, KY.
The samples on this site are taken from copyrighted materials, and are shown for information purposes only.