Week 12 116
Don’t forget, no school on Friday!
Canned Food Drive is coming up next week. This is such a great way to help those in the community have some nice meals during the holiday season. The class that collects the most usually gets a prize. Please consider helping out those in need during this friendly competition.
PrintTeacher  Melanie Berube 

Subject Area  Math/Science/Social Studies 

Grade Level  4 

Week #  12 

Unit of Instruction  Comparing Fractions&Equivalent Fractions/Magnets/Tequesta 

Standard(s) Taught 

Math: Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators, e.g., by creating common denominators or numerators, or by comparing to a benchmark fraction such as 1 2 . Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model. MAFS.4.NF.1.2
Science: Investigate and describe that magnets can attract magnetic materials and attract and repel other magnets. SC.4.P.8.4
Social Studies: Compare Native American tribes in Florida. SS.4.A.2.1

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria 

Math: • explain that fractions can only be compared when they refer to the same sized whole (e.g., 1 2 of a small pizza is not the same size as 1 2 of a large pizza). NOTE: Denominators limited to 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 100. • compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators by: o using benchmark fractions (e.g., 5 8 is close to 1 2 and 1 10 is close to 0, therefore 5 8 > 1 10 . o reasoning about their size or location on a number line. o multiplying by a fraction equivalent to 1 to create common numerators. o multiplying by a fraction equivalent to 1 to create common denominators. • record the results of comparisons with the symbols <, > or =. • justify the conclusions of comparisons. NOTE: Fractions may be greater than 1 (e.g., 6 5 ). Students need to be able to generate equivalent fractions, but will NOT use the language, “least common denominator”
Science: • investigate and classify objects that are attracted to magnets (paper clips, iron filings, scissors) and those that are not (bottle, penny, copper wire, eraser, foil, nickel, steel). • investigate that all magnets, regardless of shape, have a north pole (N) and a south pole (S) although they may not be marked. • investigate the presence of a magnetic field with differentshaped magnets. • describe the effects of the magnetic field of differentshaped magnets using iron filings. • investigate how magnets attract and repel other magnets based on the presence of a magnetic field.
Social Studies: • identify Florida’s different Native American tribes. Examples may include, but are not limited to, Apalachee, Calusa, Tequesta, Timucua, and Tocobaga. • summarize the lifestyles of different Florida tribes.

Classroom Activities 

Math: Whiteboards Fraction Tiles Equivalent Fractions Centers with partner games on comparing fractions
Science: Science Fusion Packet Science Fusion Video StudyJams video Magnets lab
Social Studies: SS Weekly Tequesta Passage

Assignments Due 

Math: HW nightly IXL P.7, P19, P.21 due Summative on Thursday
Science: Packet due Wednesday Unit Test on Thursday on Properties of Matter, States of Water, and Magnets
SS: Green Sheet due Thursday

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