Introduction

Go Math Grade 4 vs. ArgoPrep – Let’s go!

The value of learning the foundational skills of math are immeasurable. Each time your child learns a new math skill, their critical thinking skills are sharpened and they mature towards becoming more analytical and comprehensive members of society.

Obviously, critical thinking skills are critical to being an adult but think about how valuable they are for a child trying to weigh their options for a big decision.

But, what happens if your child hates math? Struggles with the concepts? Has such bad anxiety about the subject, that taking simple assessments are challenging for them?

All of these problems are very real for students (and maybe even parents!).

That is why Go Math! Grade 4 and ArgoPrep has developed comprehensive and accessible workbooks for children everywhere. Whether your child is homeschooled, in private school, struggling, or seeking a challenge, these workbooks are comprehensive providing standard-aligned practice.

## Importance of Supporting Math at Home

After a long day of school, the last thing your child probably wants to do is work on more homework.

And for many parents, it’s not worth the battle to add more work to the already growing list of homework.

Between nightly reading minutes, math homework, and anything else your child may need to accomplish, homework time probably feels like a battlefield in many homes each night.

It’s so easy to let your child slide and say “tomorrow” for homework. But, we all know the risk with “tomorrow” could be that it’s the day after tomorrow or (at least in my house) “never”.

indicate that the average student should have at least 61.2 minutes of math instruction each day (Larson, 2017). So what happens if your child only has a block of 45 minutes in school each day?

Larson argues that a 15-minute deficiency each day could equal a 60-day loss over a 180-day school year.

That 30% loss will be reflected as your student progresses during their academic career, but most notably you will begin to see the lack of time and their ability to understand the content being taught on a day-to-day basis!

Taking that statistic one step further, this loss could equate to over a year of lost math practice/instruction time during their elementary years alone! Imagine your child entering into 9th grade, but their middle school stopped teaching at 7th grade, as a parent you’d be outraged!

All teachers, classrooms, and schools are different. Your child may be getting a sufficient amount of time with math each day, but why wait to find that out when they’ve fallen behind?

### Common Struggles with 4th Grade Math

that 4th Grade can be more challenging than years prior to many students. In conjunction with social development, the skills being taught to your 4th grader challenge them to think more critically and analytically than ever before.

One critical area that your child may be struggling is discerning the important data within a word problem. They may struggle with the concept of estimating. Another struggle is the ability to process the fundamental geometry taught during 4th Grade.

Overall, 4th Grade marks the transition from lower elementary to higher-level thinking, and many students will experience some trouble in understanding the more complex mathematical processes.

## Go Math Grade 4 vs. ArgoPrep:

### Workbook Formats

Both Go Math! and
follow similar formats for skill practice. Broken up into units and lessons, Go Math! Grade 4 units span over a few weeks.

The overview page explains the concepts of the unit and gives an example of how to solve the type of problem present in the lessons. It provides a short vocabulary list with a definition.

This information is delivered in both English on one side and Spanish on the other, making it accessible and usable by many parents.

ArgoPrep’s workbook is broken up into weeks, scaffolding the concepts as the weeks progress. A link to a video lesson accompanies each week, meaning that parents who are trying to help their kids have real-time, quick instruction through video whenever they need it!

Each week also features a short, one-sentence summary of the skills being worked on that week.

Each book features a mix of standard problems and word problems, exposing students to a variety of mathematical equations.

Go Math! features one page of “Extra Practice” at the end of the unit.

ArgoPrep uses day five for an assessment and provides an extra day (day six) for a challenge question.

### Workbook Preview

: “In Grade 4, instructional time should focus on three critical areas: (1) developing understanding and fluency with multi-digit multiplication, and developing understanding of dividing to find quotients involving multi-digit dividends; (2) developing an understanding of fraction equivalence, addition and subtraction of fractions with like denominators, and multiplication of fractions by whole numbers; (3) understanding that geometric figures can be analyzed and classified based on their properties, such as having parallel sides, perpendicular sides, particular angle measures, and symmetry.”

Just like every year before this, students will be rapidly building on information they have learned, and if they have fallen behind, those fractures of knowledge are going to become cracks (and maybe even rifts!) as new information is piled onto your student.

In order to best support your child’s learning, ArgoPrep Grade 4 and Go Math! Grade 4 workbooks deliver quality practice, that is standard aligned and easy for you and your child to understand.

Below is a reference of ArgoPrep and Go Math!’s workbooks to see how closely each workbook stacks up.

The table below is a comparison of ArgoPrep Grade 4 and Go Math! Grade 4 workbooks when stacked against the Common Core overview of skills.

## The ArgoPrep Difference

On the surface Go Math! Grade 4 and ArgoPrep Grade 4 workbooks basically look the same. They both have practice, assessments, explanations of concepts, and they’re all contained in a simple, easy-to-use workbook. It’s true! They are basically the same, and as industry leaders, both companies deliver quality enrichment.

But ArgoPrep elevates our product through the online support portal included with each workbook purchase. When you purchase an ArgoPrep workbook, you are also gaining access to video explanations of every single problem in the workbook, additional practice and support, and more.

ArgoPrep has also recently launched an award-winning online K-8 Math & ELA program that is designed to boost your child’s scores.

## Conclusion

Building a complete supplemental curriculum for your child takes time and money (and possibly a degree in Education!).

Parents everywhere will spend hours this year printing out worksheets, purchasing games on Amazon, and creating hands-on activities for their children to reinforce math concepts from school.

The time and money that is poured into these endeavors do not guarantee that these children will become more knowledgeable or confident with 4th Grade math.  There is a reason why Go Math! Grade 4 and ArgoPrep Grade 4 workbooks have become the preferred supplemental workbook for children.

Using these award-winning materials guarantees that students are receiving the gold standard of math instruction, in a user-friendly and affordable package.

If your child is struggling or craving a challenge, look no further than ArgoPrep Grade 4 and/or Go Math! Grade 4 workbooks to meet their needs.

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