Come September, kids tend to forget some of the skills they learned the year before. Teachers call this the 'summer slide'. In Michigan, the fourth grade skills we learned the year before are tested at the beginning of fifth grade. Teachers and students benefit from review to hone those fourth grade skills so we are better prepared for fifth grade math as well as the fourth grade state test. Below are the skills we will review through September and the first half of October.

Kids know the skills they need help on. I encourage everyone to pick a skill they feel they are weak and practice using the sheets below. Math is like a Lego tower...we can't build the next level if the one below is weak.

Add and subtract fractions

Add and subtract whole numbers

Convert measurement units

Factors and multiples

Identify basic geometric shapes

Measure using common tools

Multiply and divide whole numbers

Multiply fractions by whole numbers

Read, interpret, compare decimal fractions

Recognize symmetry and transformations

Represent and solve problems

Understand and use number notation and place value

Understand fractions

Understand right angles

Use perimeter and area formulas

Kids know the skills they need help on. I encourage everyone to pick a skill they feel they are weak and practice using the sheets below. Math is like a Lego tower...we can't build the next level if the one below is weak.

Add and subtract fractions

Add and subtract whole numbers

Convert measurement units

Factors and multiples

Identify basic geometric shapes

Measure using common tools

Multiply and divide whole numbers

Multiply fractions by whole numbers

Read, interpret, compare decimal fractions

Recognize symmetry and transformations

Represent and solve problems

Understand and use number notation and place value

Understand fractions

Understand right angles

Use perimeter and area formulas