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Implementing the 4th Grade Common Core Math Standards/Flex Course


Do you need effective strategies for implementing the fourth grade Common Core Standards for Mathematics? This online course helps teachers understand and implement the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics at the fourth grade level, including both content and practice standards. By the end of this course, teachers have an in-depth knowledge of the standards as well as strategies and activities to support the standards at the fourth grade level. Teachers also gain information to assist in preparing students for the new Common Core assessments. This course is worth 3 â…“ semester units/5 quarter units from UC San Diego Extension. For detailed information on university credit, click here.

"The content was exceptional, very extensive, and easy to understand. The resources are extremely helpful and directly correlate to Common Core skills and concepts." - Simone Lipscomb


Enrollment Options

Register] Course Registration Only $144**

Register]Course Plus Credit from UC San Diego Extension Only $374***


This course applies toward the Common Core Specialist Award of Completion

**If you are using this course for the Common Core Grade-Level Specialist Award of Completion program, you MUST register for the course plus credit.

Required Resource Book: This course has a modestly-priced required resource book (available in both new and used versions) that can be purchased through Amazon using the following link. Note that you can begin and participate in your course before the book arrives.

Learning to Love Math" by Judy Willis

If you are registering for multiple courses, use the following link to access the book list for all PDI courses with direct purchase links through Amazon. PDI Course Resource Book List


Topical Outline / Click here to request a copy of the detailed syllabus

PDI Course Number: 77T02

UCSD Course Number: EDUC41542  

Unit One

  • Introduction to Common Core State Standards
  • Introduction to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
  • Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice
  • Fourth Grade Common Core Vocabulary
  • Assignment #1: Write an autobiography
  • Test #1

Unit Two

  • Operations and Algebraic Thinking /4.OA
  • Multiplicative Comparisons
  • Solving Word Problems Using the Four Operations
  • Factors and Multiples
  • Generate and Analyze Patterns
  • Assignment #2: Article reflection
  • Test #2

Unit Three

  • Number and Operations in Base Ten /4.NBT
  • Place Value for Multi-Digit Numbers
  • Performing Multi-Digit Arithmetic
  • Assignment #3: Share your expertise
  • Test #3

Unit Four

  • Number and Operations—Fractions /4.NF
  • Fraction Equivalence and Ordering
  • Building Fractions from Unit Fractions
  • Multiplying Fractions by Whole Numbers
  • Decimal Notation for Fractions
  • Test #4

Unit Five

  • Measurement and Data /4.MD
  • Measurement and Conversion
  • Represent and Interpret Data
  • Angle Measurements
  • Test #5

Unit Six

  • Geometry /4.G
  • 2D Figures, Lines, and Angles
  • How to Differentiate Instruction of the CCSSM
  • Assessing Mastery of CCSS for Mathematics
  • Assignment #4: Content standard lesson plan
  • Assignment #5: Reading/Learning Log (Based on required resource book)