Distance Learning Word Problem Math Journal for Fourth Grade *EDITABLE*

Grade Levels
4th, Homeschool
Formats Included
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This journal is so much more than a collection of word problems. These journal prompts ask students to defend their answers, list the steps they took to solve the problem, make their own problems, draw pictures, etc. Writing about their mathematical thinking will help students to prepare for standardized testing and show a true understanding of the math concepts rather than just test if the student gets the right answer.

There are five different prompts for each Common Core standard.



This resource has been updated to include FOUR formats for each prompt, an answer key and editable slides!


1. Full page prompts:

They can be printed on a single sheet of paper and used as an assessment or homework assignment. They can also be glued into a spiral or composition notebook.

2. Strips:

One page includes several copies of the same prompt. This is a paper saver! Students can glue the strip to the top of a sheet of paper or into their math notebook. It's perfect for centers, morning work, fast finisher work, etc.

3. PowerPoint:

This is a no prep option! Just display the desired slide on your board and students can respond to the question in their notebook. It is perfect for bell work, math warm up or an exit ticket at the end of a lesson.You can even upload the slides into Google classroom!

4. Google Slides:

These slides make it easy to assign a prompt in Google Classroom! Students can respond to the prompt directly on the slide.


Every single 4th grade common core math standard is covered!

There are many different ways you could use this product:

Independent center work during math

Group assignment during math

Morning bell work

Math warm-up


Fast-finisher Activity


Exit Tickets

Unit includes:

Suggested Uses

Preparation Instructions

Suggestions for implementing and teaching students to write about math

Student journal cover

Check-off sheet to keep track of prompts used

Math Journal Sentence Starters

Grading Rubric

Answer Key

140 full page journal prompts*

140 journal prompt strips*

140 journal prompt PowerPoint slides*

140 journal prompts in Google Slides*

Editable Full Page Template

Editable PowerPoint Template

*The same prompts are in each file. They are just included in three different formats.

To see how I use my math journals in my classroom check my blog post:

Write about Math

I also have this product for other grade levels and they will be updated SOON!

Third Grade (UPDATED)

Second Grade

Fifth Grade

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This unit is a collaborative project that I completed with the very talented Mrs. Renz from Mrs. Renz' Class.

Total Pages
600 pages
Answer Key
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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.
Recognize a line of symmetry for a two-dimensional figure as a line across the figure such that the figure can be folded along the line into matching parts. Identify line-symmetric figures and draw lines of symmetry.
Classify two-dimensional figures based on the presence or absence of parallel or perpendicular lines, or the presence or absence of angles of a specified size. Recognize right triangles as a category, and identify right triangles.


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