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Math Word Problems Prompts 5 for Each Standard - 140 Math Journal Prompts!

Grade Levels
4th, Homeschool
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  • Internet Activities
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Are you looking for 4th grade prompts to assess each of the 140 Common Core Math Standards? These make great assessments and give students multiple opportunities to writing about their mathematical thinking and show mastery of the standards. Answer keys are provided to save you time.

Choose your format! 4 formats:

  • PowerPoint slideshow of the prompts- Google-Ready for you to upload to Google Drive
  • Journal strips
  • Full page worksheet format with clip art
  • Full page format without clip art and narrower lines

DISTANCE LEARNING NOTE: The PowerPoint Slideshow of the prompts (not the recording sheets) is now Google Classroom ready! You have permission to use this product as a digital product with your students PROVIDED YOU USE THE MATERIALS BEHIND A SECURED OR PASSWORD PROTECTED SITE and materials are NOT posted directly to the Internet for others to view.

Students will defend their answers, list the steps they took to solve the problem, make their own problems, draw pictures, etc.

There are 5 different prompts for each of the 140 Common Core 4th grade math standards! Answer keys are provided for each prompt to save you time. There are 600+ pages in this must-have set.

Ideas for Use:

• Independent center work during math

• Group assignment during math

• Morning bell work

• Math warm-up

• Homework

• Fast-finisher Activity

• Assessments

Writing about their math 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.

Included Materials (600+ pages PDF)

• 140 journal prompts- full page format - with and without clip art

• 140 prompts - journal strips format

• 140 prompts - PowerPoint slideshow format

• Answer keys for each prompt in various formats

• Suggested uses list

• Preparation instructions

• 2 Student journal covers (boy & girl)

• Check-off sheet to keep track of prompts used

• Math Journal Sentence Starters

• Grading Rubric

Programs Needed:

  • Adobe Reader (to open PDF files)
  • PowerPoint (to use the slideshow version where students copy the problem into their math journal
  • UnZip program to unzip the files


This unit is a collaborative project with the very talented Jamie Sears, Not So Wimpy Teacher.

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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.
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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