Algebra in Grade 4? Yes!
4A is learning how to create and solve equations using letters in place of missing numbers.
For the past few days we have been writing equations to match word problems. For example,
Mr. Lotzkar has some basketballs. Mr. Noel gives him 15 more. Now Mr. Lotzkar has 32 basketballs. How many basketballs did Mr. Noel give Mr. Lotzkar?
b + 15 = 32
b = 17
Today the students challenged themselves by creating their very own word problems to match the given equation: 18 + d = 31
What a clever bunch!