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Eligibility: CTY-level or Advanced CTY-level math score required
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Grade 3 Mathematics or equivalent
Course Format: Individually Paced
Course Length: Typically 6 months
Recommended School Credit: One academic year
Course Code: HG4
The Honors Grade 4 Mathematics sequence covers concepts typically offered in one full year in an honors mathematics curriculum and is aligned with the Common Core State Standards. This course begins with a review of grade 3 concepts and covers a full-year honors curriculum to prepare students for Grade 5 Mathematics. Lessons are provided through interactive videos, online interactives, graded assessments and projects. Students develop mathematical reasoning, learn critical thinking skills, and acquire problem solving techniques to investigate and explore Grade 4 mathematics.
Online course materials, such as videos, notes, interactive webpages, and practice problems with solutions, are provided for the student. Students progress through the course at their own pace and are expected to watch videos and review notes regularly. Each student is assigned to a CTY instructor to help them during their course. Students can contact their instructors via email with any questions or concerns at any time. Live one-on-one online review sessions can be scheduled as well to prepare for the graded assessments, which include homework, chapter exams, and a cumulative midterm and final.
Instructors use virtual classroom software allowing video, voice, text, screen sharing, and whiteboard interaction. Students are strongly encouraged to work on the course at least 1 hour a day, 5 days a week (for a 6-month enrollment), and email their instructors at least once per week.
For a detailed list of topics, click the List of Topics tab.
There are no required materials for this course.
Each week, all students are invited to an open Elementary Math Help Room for grades 3 and 4 run by a rotating staff of instructors. Students are encouraged to come with questions or just to meet other online students. Topics reviewed vary each week.
Grades 3 and 4 meet each Tuesday from 7–8 p.m. E.T.
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This course requires a properly maintained computer with high-speed internet access and an up-to-date web browser (such as Chrome or Firefox). The student must be able to communicate with the instructor via email. Visit the Technical Requirements and Support page for more details.
Zoom online virtual classroom
This course uses an online virtual classroom for discussions with the instructor. The classroom works on standard computers with the Zoom desktop client and also tablets or handhelds that support the Zoom Mobile app. Students who are unable to attend live sessions will need a computer with the Zoom desktop client installed to watch recorded meetings. The Zoom desktop client and Zoom Mobile App are both available for free download.
This course uses Respondus LockDown Browser proctoring software for designated assessments. LockDown Browser is a client application that is installed to a local computer. Visit the Respondus website for system requirements.
While Chromebook can be used to progress through the course, all exams must be completed on a PC or Mac.