Week 12 11-6

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.

TeacherMelanie Berube
Subject AreaMath/Science/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #12
Unit of InstructionComparing 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 different-shaped magnets.
• describe the effects of the magnetic field of different-shaped 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

Additional Resources