In fourth grade, children continue to build on the foundations of reading, writing and math that were established in previous years. They also begin to learn more about the world around them, including science and social studies. Fourth grade is typically when children first start taking standardized tests, which can be a source of anxiety for some students. However, with a good foundation and a positive attitude, fourth grade can be a fun and successful year for all students.
In fourth grade, mathematics becomes more abstract, and children learn to use variables and solve equations. Science focuses on earth and physical sciences, and children learn about electricity, magnetism, the solar system, and rocks and minerals. Social studies include learning about American history and geography.