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Ch 9: 4th Grade Math: Word Problems & Equations

About This Chapter

Encourage 4th grade students to memorize the steps for solving word problems and equations by using this chapter. These lessons can enhance student comprehension, making it easier for students to recall the definitions of math terms and the strategies for solving both simple and complex equations.

4th Grade Math: Word Problems & Equations - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter to supplement what your 4th grade student is learning about in his or her classroom concerning word problems and equations. You and your student can find the lessons in this chapter that correspond with homework assignments, class projects, and class lectures. Students can refer to these lessons for help and guidance with class assignments. Before a major math test, you can challenge your student to practice answering questions with the help of our lesson quizzes.

Chapter Topics

  • Defining variables in math
  • Examples of the associative property and the commutative property
  • Applying the addition property of equality
  • Implementing the multiplication property of equality
  • Solving, translating, and defining one-step equations
  • Finding answers for problems with more than one operation
  • Using the four operations to answer multi-step word problems

8 Lessons in Chapter 9: 4th Grade Math: Word Problems & Equations
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What are Variables in Math? - Definition & Examples

1. What are Variables in Math? - Definition & Examples

Variables are seen in almost all math applications beginning with algebra. In this lesson, learn why variables are not something to be afraid of or some concept that is impossible to grasp. Learn what makes them so useful to mathematicians and to you.

Associative Property Lesson for Kids

2. Associative Property Lesson for Kids

Did you know that you can sometimes move numbers around in math problems, but the answer doesn't change? Let's look at why this happens as we explore the associative property in this lesson.

Commutative Property: Lesson for Kids

3. Commutative Property: Lesson for Kids

Have you ever noticed that sometimes you have two separate math problems with the same exact answer? How can that be? In this lesson, we will explore just one of the reasons why this is possible in math: the commutative property.

Addition Property of Equality: Definition & Example

4. Addition Property of Equality: Definition & Example

After watching this video lesson, you should be able to use the addition property of equality to help you solve problems. In addition, you can learn the formula for this property.

Multiplication Property of Equality: Definition & Example

5. Multiplication Property of Equality: Definition & Example

After watching this video lesson, you will learn to use the multiplication property of equality to help you solve problems in math. You will also learn the formula for this property.

Defining, Translating, & Solving One-Step Equations

6. Defining, Translating, & Solving One-Step Equations

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can write a simple math equation when you are given a word problem. Learn how to translate words into math symbols. Learn the shortcuts to remember.

Solving Problems With More Than One Operation: Lesson for Kids

7. Solving Problems With More Than One Operation: Lesson for Kids

Solving math problems with one operation is pretty easy, but moving on to problems with more than one operation can be just as easy. You just need to know the strategies!

Solving Multi-Step Word Problems with the 4 Operations: Lesson for Kids

8. Solving Multi-Step Word Problems with the 4 Operations: Lesson for Kids

Word problems are like puzzles. You need to identify the things that you know and determine how to find the answer using those facts. The things that we do know are called data, and the things that we don't are called variables.

Chapter Practice Exam
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