Manchester Public Schools
Office of Equity and Partnerships
Grade 4 Winter Math
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Here are some of the things you can do to help your child learn…
  1. Look for Real-Life Uses of Fractions
    Look for Real-Life Uses of Fractions
    When cooking, ask about fractional measurements. If a recipe calls for ¼ of a cup, how much if you double the recipe? While in the car, mark passing time with a fraction. “We are ⅓ of the way there. How much further do we have to go?” Relating fractions to how much gas is in your tank and how much you need to fill.
  2. Practice Decimals in Real Life
    Practice Decimals in Real Life
    When at a restaurant or store, calculate the change. For example, “I have $10 and my bill is $5.69. How much change should I get back?”
  3. Supervise Homework
    Supervise Homework
    Supervise homework completion.
Online/Video Resources
The Envision program has parent letters for every math topic.  Links below:
  • Home School Connection Topic 8 has information about equivalent fractions.
  • Home School Connection Topic 9 is about strategies for add/sub fractions.
  • Home School Connection Topic 10 shows ways to multiply fractions.
  • Home School Connection Topic 11 is about line plot graphs.
  • Home School Connection Topic 12 is about  the fraction/decimal connection.
The Envision program has videos for every single topic. We encourage you to view the Envision videos before searching online. Here a few key videos:
  • Topic 8-1 Equivalent Fractions Area Models
  • Topic 8-3 Generate Equivalent Fractions: Multiplication
  • Topic 8-4 Generate Equivalent Fractions: Division
  • Topic 8-5 Using Benchmark Fractions to Compare
  • Topic 9-1 Model Addition of Fractions
  • Topic 9-4 Model Subtraction of Fractions
  • Topic 9-8 Model Addition and Subtraction of Mixed Numbers
  • Topic 10-2 Multiply a Fraction by a Whole Number
  • Topic 10- 4 Multiplying a Whole Number and a Mixed Number
  • Topic 12-1 Fractions and Decimals
Connect with the School
Your child’s teacher is available to answer questions about your child’s progress and what they are learning in class.  Be sure to attend conferences, contact your child’s teacher via email, notes, and/or phone calls.  Be sure to review any work that comes home (corrected papers, classwork or homework) to see what your child is working on in class.

Questions to ask the teacher: Can you show me examples of student work that meets the learning goals?
  • Does my child have a good understanding of fractions?
  • Is my child working on grade level?
  • Does my child know how to problem solve?
  • Does my child persevere and focus during Math Workshop?
  • Can you show me examples of student work that meets the learning goals?
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