4th Grade Math | Problem of the Week | Number and Operations

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Wondering how to help your 4th graders solve word problems? Problem of the Week will help them develop problem solving strategies, critical thinking, and communication skills. In about 10 minutes per day, your students will engage in problem solving activities to build their problem solving skills!

Problem of the Week uses challenging multi step word problems to review 4th grade math skills such as place value relationships, comparing and rounding whole numbers, adding and subtracting whole numbers, and multiplying and dividing whole numbers. This easy to prep routine uses one problem per week and encourages students to persevere, engage with one problem over multiple days, give and receive feedback from their peers, and revise their work. Problem of the Week works perfectly as a daily math warm up.

Here's what you'll get:

  • 26 multi step word problems (covering standards from 4.NBT)
  • Teaching notes for how to implement Problem of the Week step by step
  • Student directions to display daily (digital or printable)
  • Bonus mini anchor chart: “I’m Stuck! Now What?”
  • Detailed answer key for each problem

You and your students will love this problem solving daily routine. You can use the problems to review previously taught material, as a math warm up, to help introduce a new skill or strategy, or to informally assess what students have learned. Your students will gain new confidence in their problem solving abilities and learn how to use their problem solving strategies with ease. 

Prep is quick and easy... Just choose the format you like best (half sheet or paper saving strip), print, and copy and you are ready to go! You can print the daily directions or project them using Google slides.

This resource includes problems to practice:

  1. Place value relationships (4.NBT.A.1)
  2. Reading, writing, comparing, and rounding whole numbers (4.NBT.A.2, 4.NBT.A.3)
  3. Adding and subtracting multi-digit whole numbers (4.NBT.B.4)
  4. Multiplication of whole numbers (4.NBT.B.5)
  5. Division of whole numbers (4.NBT.B.6)


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Recognize that in a multi-digit whole number, a digit in one place represents ten times what it represents in the place to its right. For example, recognize that 700 ÷ 70 = 10 by applying concepts of place value and division.
Read and write multi-digit whole numbers using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form. Compare two multi-digit numbers based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.
Use place value understanding to round multi-digit whole numbers to any place.
Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.


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