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

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

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

• 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”

• 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

Fraction Tiles
Equivalent Fractions
Centers with partner games on comparing fractions

Science Fusion Packet
Science Fusion Video
StudyJams video
Magnets lab

Social Studies:
SS Weekly
Tequesta Passage

Assignments Due

HW nightly
IXL P.7, P19, P.21 due
Summative on Thursday

Packet due Wednesday
Unit Test on Thursday on Properties of Matter, States of Water, and Magnets

Green Sheet due Thursday

Additional Resources