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Try this free week of 4th grade math warm-ups! Get your students "activated" and engaged within the first few minutes of math class. This math warm-up resource promotes deep thinking and covers all of the 4th grade math standards. It gives you a sense of what is available in my YEAR-LONG BUNDLE of 180 math warm ups--ready for you to use all year long!

**This FREE SAMPLE resource includes**

**5 thought-provoking problems**to get students talking about math (full resource has 45 per quarter and the bundle has 180 for the year)- Tons of
**teaching tips and suggestions** - Full alignment to the
**Standards for Mathematical Practice**AND the**4th grade math content standards** **Multiple format options**including full-page projectable slides to use with the entire class or quarter-page printables if you want students gluing them into notebooks as well as digital slides.- No answer key included as the questions typically have multiple solutions. However, teaching tips for the different problem types ARE included to help you guide students through their thinking.
- The full resources also have a digital component, accountable talk stem poster options, and MORE!

**Save with the ENTIRE YEAR BUNDLE (CLICK HERE)! and see even more of these great problems and teaching ideas!**

**Have everything you need to get students working and thinking about math at your fingertips. **

**Why these warm-ups work!**

- They are short, engaging, and different from what they see in the rest of math class.
- This process builds math community and culture and helps create a climate of risk-taking and collaboration.
- The problems address all fourth grade math concepts in different formats. The math gets more sophisticated as the year progresses.
- Because they are not tied to any set curriculum sequence, they serve as an informal "spiral review", perfect for addressing skills all year long.
- Students start math class with
**real thinking**rather than procedures. - Transition times are reduced and on-task behavior increases.
- Students feel good about math and improve their skills!
- Consistent, daily use helps YOU be more prepared and helps students learn how to tackle a variety of problems.

**Why use a daily math warm up? ** Research shows that the first ten minutes of your math lesson will set the tone for the rest of the class. Students must be "activated" and engaged so that they are ready to learn. Using high-level math warm-ups at the start of each lesson will accomplish this goal.

**My Math Warm-Up Routine**

- I have my problem for the day ready--either ready to project, ready to glue into notebooks, or ready to send via Google Classroom. I mix these up to keep things interesting.
- Students get just a few minutes to work, and it varies by problem. Some students will finish, while others may not. I work hard to build the culture so students understand that the solution is secondary to the process.
- After we have enough math to talk about, it's math talk time! Sometimes I have students turn and talk in their desk groups or with a partner, sometimes I have a few students share under the document camera, and sometimes I have whole-class discussions about the problem and solution strategies.
- If I feel it's important, I may jump in and do some clarification of misconceptions or do some reteaching.
- I summarize key takeaways from the warm-up before we head into our main math work for the day!

**Grab the entire year's worth of warm ups and CLICK HERE! **

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**Looking for other quality resources to promote deep thinking?**

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