4th Grade Algebraic Reasoning: Models, Tables, & Equations


Draw, explain, solve, justify, and journal to model problems

$125.00/Campus for the book

Google Slides Add-on: $75/campus for digital activity add-on with purchase of book

Discount available for district-wide purchases


Digital Activity Digital Activity - Spanish

  • Create strip diagrams and write equations for one-, two-, and multi-step problems
  • Explore numerical rules and tables
  • Write numerical expressions and make tables using numerical patterns
  • Use tables, number patterns, and numerical relationships to solve problems

Available in English and Spanish


TeachTransform’s 4th Grade Algebraic Reasoning is all about connections. Students create strip diagrams and write equations for one-, two-, and multi-step problems. They also create tables that model numerical relationships and explore number patterns to solve problems. Activities include major scaffolding so algebraic reasoning becomes accessible to all students, not just the ones who are already reasoning abstractly. 

Real world contexts and silly characters keep students interested and develop problem solving grit. For example, students explore number patterns with facts about wolves and take a cruise on a ship to write equations and solve problems.

4th Grade Algebraic Reasoning includes activities for the whole class, small groups, centers, intervention, and guided math that build the academic language of algebraic reasoning.

Each activity includes:

  • TEKS
  • Setting Up for Instruction
  • How-To Guide with full teacher directions including questions
  • Thought Extender Questions to help students get ‘unstuck’ and focus on the math concepts
  • Answer Key
  • Content explanations to deepen teacher understanding of fraction concepts
  • Instruction extras to support implementation of instructional strategies

Digital Activities

Activities are available as Google Slides for an add-on purchase to be used in whole class demonstrations, as small group work, or for remote learning.

Tutoring & Intervention

4th Grade Algebraic Reasoning activities can be used for Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 instruction in 4th grade. Activities can also be used to catch 5th graders up and fill in gaps without loss of rigor or time. For example, for 5th graders struggling to understand the relationships in tables, use Wonderful Wolves or Anchors Aweigh or for 5th graders who need more scaffolding to write equations, use Mixed Measures or Eric Steps Up.

Instructional Alignment from Grades 3–8

Not only is the content aligned among the grades, but the instructional strategies are too. For students who are “growing up” with TeachTransform’s instructional materials, you can expect them, with a little prompting, to give an answer that includes a why, to use sentences to explain their thinking, to question each other in small groups. This lightens the instructional and cognitive load in each grade and leads to mastery.

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