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August Problem Solving Path:Real Life Word Problems for 4th Grade/ Year 5 - FREE

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  1. Welcome to Problem Solving Path, a neighborhood where every location contains a real life math word problem!This bundle contains 10 math problem solving journals, one for each month of the year. Each journal has 2 versions, one specifically aligned the the US Common Core Curriculum for Grade 4 and t
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Welcome to Problem Solving Path, a neighborhood where every location contains a real life math word problem!

This packet contains 2 versions of a month-long math journal, one specifically aligned the the US Common Core Curriculum for Grade 4 and the other specifically aligned the UK National Curriculum for Year 5. Each version also includes appropriate spelling and phrasing to match the curriculum. ie. British spelling in the UK versions.

These math journals contain 10 word problems and work on the concepts of: geometric shapes, customary measurement (US version) and metric measurement (US and UK versions), fractions, arithmatic patterns, number combinations (addition and multiplication), rounding, using money, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, and intervals of time.

Each math word problem is located on a full page graphic organizer that includes space for students to show detailed work and justify their answer. Additionally, each math word problem has a quick and easy grading rubric to make teacher feedback a breeze.

These math problem solving journals can be used as an easy morning work activity, a math problem solving center, independent classwork or a great way to keep early finishers busy and productive. They make problem solving into a real life problem and keep students engaged at the same time.

*** Please note: This packet is labeled for August (September in the UK version), but the problems could be used at any time of the year. The label of August is meant simply to label this journal as the first journal in a progression of 10 monthly journals, which can all be found in my Grade 4/ Year 5 Year Long Plan. Journals do not have to be completed in order, but the problems do get progressively more difficult as the year goes on.

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This resource includes a US version and a UK version. All spelling is appropriate for the US and the UK. This resource meets the following standards:

US Common Core Standards: 4.MD.5, 4.G.2, 4.MD.1, 4.NF.2, 4.OA.5, 4.OA.2, 4.NBT.4, 4.NBT.2, 4.NF.6, 4.NF.7, 4.NBT.5, 4.NBT.6, 4.MD.2,

UK National Curriculum: Key Stage 2: Ma3a, Ma3.4a, Ma2.2e, Ma2.2b, Ma2b, Ma3e, Ma2.2c, Ma2.4a, Ma2.3e, Ma2.3i, Ma2.3j, Ma3.4d

This is only one month of a ten month program for 4th grade / Year 5. For more Problem Solving Path, click below:

Grade 4/ Year 5 - Month 1

Grade 4/ Year 5 - Month 2

Grade 4/ Year 5 - Month 3

Grade 4/ Year 5 - Month 4

Grade 4/ Year 5 - Month 5

Grade 4/ Year 5 - Month 6

Grade 4/ Year 5 - Month 7

Grade 4/ Year 5 - Month 8

Grade 4/ Year 5 - Month 9

Grade 4/ Year 5 - Month 10

Or, buy all 10 months in my Grade 4/ Year 5 Year Long Plan.

Problem Solving Path is also available for Grade 2/ Year 3, Grade 3/ Year 4, and Grade 5/ Year 6.

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Total Pages
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Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Compare two decimals to hundredths by reasoning about their size. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two decimals refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual model.
Use decimal notation for fractions with denominators 10 or 100. For example, rewrite 0.62 as 62/100; describe a length as 0.62 meters; locate 0.62 on a number line diagram.
Express a fraction with denominator 10 as an equivalent fraction with denominator 100, and use this technique to add two fractions with respective denominators 10 and 100. For example, express 3/10 as 30/100, and add 3/10 + 4/100 = 34/100.
Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply a fraction by a whole number.
Generate a number or shape pattern that follows a given rule. Identify apparent features of the pattern that were not explicit in the rule itself. For example, given the rule “Add 3” and the starting number 1, generate terms in the resulting sequence and observe that the terms appear to alternate between odd and even numbers. Explain informally why the numbers will continue to alternate in this way.


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