Challenging Common Core Math Lessons (Grade 4): Activities and Extensions for Gifted and Advanced Learners in Grade 4 available in Paperback
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics are curriculum standards that describe the mathematics skills and concepts students need to develop for success in higher education and the 21st-century workplace. This book, the most recent curriculum unit from the Center for Gifted Education, provides gifted and advanced learners challenging activities related to the CCSS for Mathematics. The 24 lessons cover math content for grade 4, including operations and algebraic thinking, numbers and operations in Base Ten, fractions, measurement and data, and geometry. Each lesson follows a predictable structure and includes a teacher page that outlines the CCSS and mathematical practices covered, estimated time, key terms, materials, and objectives; a challenging activity to allow students to explore the concepts in depth; practice problems; and an assessment similar to CCSS-based grade-level standardized assessments.
About the Author
Molly Bryan Talbot is a special education teacher of third- and fourth-grade gifted students at Zachary Elementary School in the Zachary Community School District in Louisiana. Molly attended Louisiana State University, where she earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in elementary education, grades pre-K5, through the LSU Holmes Program. She then returned to LSU to earn her education specialist degree in gifted education. Molly currently resides in Baton Rouge, LA, with her husband, David.