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VocabularySpellingCity has created these fourth grade math word lists as tools teachers and parents can use to supplement the fourth grade math curriculum with interactive, educational math vocabulary games. Simply choose a list from a particular math area, and then select one of the 25 learning activities available. The material for these lists was specifically designed to be used in a fourth grade math class.

The math vocabulary lists are based on the Common Core Fourth Grade Math Standards. VocabularySpellingCity ensures that these academic vocabulary lists are level-appropriate for fourth graders. Teachers can import these lists into their accounts, and edit or add to them to suit their purposes.

Common Core State Standards Overview for Fourth Grade Math

Algebraic Thinking
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  • Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems.
  • Gain familiarity with factors and multiples.
  • Generate and analyze patterns.
Number & Operations in Base 10
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  • Generalize place value understanding for multi-digit whole numbers.
  • Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.
Number & Operations - Fractions
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  • Extend understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering.
  • Build fractions from unit fractions by applying and extending previous understandings of operations on whole numbers.
  • Understand decimal notation for fractions, and compare decimal fractions.
  • Use equivalent fractions as a strategy to add and subtract fractions.
Measurement & Data
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  • Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements from a larger unit to a smaller unit.
  • Represent and interpret data.
  • Geometric measurement: understand concepts of angle and measure angles.
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  • Draw and identify lines and angles, and classify shapes by properties of their lines and angles.
Source: www.corestandards.org
Fourth Grade Algebraic Thinking
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Elementary students can not only achieve enrichment in fourth grade math terms through interactive exercises, but they can also acquire necessary understanding of pivotal math concepts while playing educational online math vocabulary games. The themed lists are organized so that students are given challenging 4th grade math vocabulary in such a way that fourth graders can quickly excel in the comprehension of important math concepts. Animated interactive games greatly enhance students' learning of 4th grade math words. Students not only learn elementary math words while having a great time, but also gain confidence in a subject that many consider daunting.

The math vocabulary lists are based on the Common Core Fourth Grade Math Standards. Teachers and parents can count on the effective and accurate grouping of these math vocabulary lists and have come to rely on the use of 4th grade math definitions in interactive games to activate students' math comprehension. More than a traditional 4th grade math dictionary, this assortment of targeted lists, combined with exciting and challenging elementary math vocabulary drill and practice games, makes learning math words fun for fourth graders everywhere!

Fourth Grade Math Vocabulary
Words at a Glance:

Algebraic Thinking

Operations & Algebraic Thinking: variable, inequality, equivalent, differences, factor, equation, product, comparison, expression, similarity, inequality, relationship, similarity, comparison, differences, factor, equation, variable, extraneous, equivalent

Base Ten Operations

Number & Operations in Base Ten: comparison, equation, relationship, equivalent, inequality, factor, rounding, regroup, variable, similarity, size, inverse operation, gram, calculate, compare, composite number, million, decimal number, simplify, relative, addend, product, symmetry, centimeter, fahrenheit, celsius, differences, polyhedron, extraneous, estimation


Number & Operations - Fractions: proper fraction, percent, consecutive, common fraction, ordinal number, factor, multiples, improper fraction, mixed number, fraction, compare, dividend, denominator, remainder, divisor, quotient, more than, numerator, less than, equivalent

Measurement & Data

Units & Coordinates: y-axis, line graph, customary units, non-standard units, x-axis, coordinates, coordinate, system, data, unit conversion, unit

Length: meter, length, width, kilometer, measurement, inch, yard, centimeter, metric, foot

Problem Solving: probability, predict, array, survey, chance, likely, unlikely, certainty, data collection, tendency

Quantity/Size: volume, liter, ounce, pint, kilogram, weight, mass, quart, gallon, balance

Time/Temperature: Celsius, Fahrenheit, measurement, minute, second, event, degree, time , temperature, hour

Interpretation: mean, median, mode, range, likelihood, ordered pairs, statistics, interpret, graph, data

Presentation: tree diagram, pie chart, diagram, data, circle graph, Venn diagram, tally, bar graph, frequency table, measure


Angles: congruent, acute angle, obtuse angle, rotate, straight angle, degrees, angle, right angle, triangle, perpendicular

Classification: similarity, translation, congruent, reflection, rectangular, symmetry, closed figure, open figure, rotation, transformation

Lines: intersection, perpendicular, length, line segment, circumference, point, distance, grid, side, line of symmetry

Measurement: square unit, area, capacity, degrees, distance, grid, radii, height, diameter, length

Polygons: polygon, pentagon, quadrilateral, hexagon, rhombus, pentagon, parallelogram, plane figure, octagon, polyhedron

Prisms: prism, base, face, solid, sphere, horizontal, parallel lines, cube, cylinder, cone

For a complete online Math curriculum in Kindergarten Math, First Grade Math, Second Grade Math, Third Grade Math, Fourth Grade Math, Fifth Grade Math, Sixth Grade Math, Seventh Grade Math, or Eighth Grade Math visit Time4Learning.com.

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