At the end of each unit, fourth graders are tested on their progress toward SECURE GOALS. To see a list of the secure goals for each unit, click on the secure goals link.
Fourth graders are taught different methods for multiple digit multiplication. We realize this is different from the method that "we" were taught and it may seem a little confusing, however many of them find this a good way to start multiplying large numbers. If you would like to see a PowerPoint on the Partial Product Method or the Lattice Method, please click on the link. If you have further questions, don't hesitate to contact me.
We also teach a Partial Quotients method for division. To see an explanation of that method, click on the link above. It begins on slide 18.