Patterning & Algebra Practice Questions

Grade 4 Patterning & Algebra Practice on the computer: demonstrate an understanding of equality between pairs of expressions, using addition, subtraction, and multiplication.

The following activities have corresponding websites for practice below.

Please start with #1. (you just have to place your cursor over the number and double click to open the link in a new window).

You will answer the questions and submit them on the computer. If you get a wrong answer, the website will explain how you can fix it – this is where you will use your math journal.

Task: Use your math journals to share an example of a question you struggled with. Explain in at least 3 sentences, what you would do differently next time. Be prepared to discuss in our Talking/Knowledge Building Circles!

  1. Addition: fill in the missing digits (Grade 4 – B.3)
  2. Properties of addition (Grade 4 – B.4)
  3. Addition patterns over increasing place values (Grade 4 – B.6)
  4. Choose numbers with a particular sum (Grade 4 – B.7)
  5. Subtraction: fill in the missing digits (Grade 4 – C.3)
  6. Subtraction patterns over increasing place values (Grade 4 – C.4)
  7. Choose numbers with a particular difference (Grade 4 – C.5)
  8. Properties of multiplication (Grade 4 – D.7)
  9. Choose numbers with a particular product (Grade 4 – D.13)

Feel free to use these site at home any time to practice your Patterning & Algebra!

Mrs. McCallum:)

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Persuasive Writing

Writing is a process, that requires feedback. Feedback is more than how we assess a student. The conversations we have in our classrooms, and how we interact with learning goals, success criteria and other assessment criteria are important. 

We have already engaged extensively with modelled and shared writing, and the 6 traits of writing. We are still working at this process as it pertains to our persuasive writing. 

The process we have been working on is not complete yet. Tomorrow we will be implementing talk ‘moves’ and other key strategies to help our students understand the writing process in deeper ways. Learning is hard, but with growth mindsets we are supposed to challenge ourselves. This is a task that everyone can accomplish at their own personal best. 

We will engage in peer and self assessment, but not first before assessing an exemplar as a class. Then onto self- reflection!




Links for Monday April 13

Hi Everyone! Here are some links you will use today!

Please fill out this form first thing this morning, then get comfortable for our next chapter of the Creature Department!

After our reading, you will fill out this Reading Reflection:



I hope we have Have the BEST day EVER!!!!


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More sites to review – student-friendly, engaging, visual, inquiry-based

TDSB Professional Library

Based on recent reviews in the professional literature, here are 3 sites worth checking. What do they have in common? They are:  very visual;  include interactive and multimedia features; student friendly; multiple subjects. Remember to review all the sites before recommending them to students.

Wonderoplis provided by the (US) National Center for Families Learning, asks a new question every day and provides the answer with text, video. It encourages imagination, creativity and inquiry and the wonders are searchable by grade and subject.

iWONDER is sponsored by the BBC and is definitely totally British which may create content and perspective that is foreign to some students. Like Wonderopolis, iWONDER asks different questions and provides content to support the answer. Articles can be found to support different subject including arts, food, science, history etc. My personal comment is that the iWONDER page does not sit uniquely by itself, so it is too easy…

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