Quarter 1, Week 6: Sept. 18-21

TeacherBrooke Brackney
Subject AreaMath/Science/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #6
Unit of InstructionUsing Multiplication and Division Strategies with larger numbers/Earth’s Movement/Civics and Government
Standard(s) Taught


Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.


Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.


Apply the area and perimeter formulas for rectangles in real world and mathematical problems. For example, find the width of a rectangular room given the area of the flooring and the length, by viewing the area formula as a multiplication equation with an unknown factor.


Relate that the rotation of Earth (day and night) and apparent movements of the sun, moon, and stars are connected.


Describe the changes in the observable shape of the moon over the course of about a month.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria


Students will be able to:

Generate a number pattern that follows a given rule.

Identify features in patterns.

Identify the equal sign as expressing equivalence or same value between numbers.

Determine if a given equation is true or false i.e., by comparing, composing, and/or decomposing numbers without solving.

Use a variety of strategies to justify why an equation is true or false without solving.

Interpret an unknown quantity without solving.

Use manipulatives or drawings of a model to solve multi-digit multiplication problems that extend to 2-digit by 2-digit or up to 4-digit by 1-digit.

Solve multi-digit multiplication problems that extend to 2-digit by 2-digit or up to 4-digit by 1-digit using a variety of strategies.  

Apply the perimeter formula (P = 2l + 2w) in real world and mathematical situations.

Apply the area formula (A = lw) in real world and mathematical situations.

Solve for missing dimensions of rectangles when provided with the perimeter and/or area.

Solve multi-step word problems (i.e., up to 3 steps) that involve multiplication and/or division using various strategies.

Represent a multi-step word problem using equations involving a variable represented by a letter for the unknown number.

Assess the reasonableness of answers to multi-step word problems using estimation strategies and mental computation.

Solve division of a multi-digit number by a one-digit number using a variety of strategies.


Students will be able to:

Recognize that the moon does not produce its own light; it reflects light from the sun.

Recognize that the moon revolves around (orbits) Earth in about 28 days as Earth revolves around (orbits) the sun.

Describe the changes (patterns) that occur to the observable shape of the moon over the course of about a month that have been recorded in a science notebook.

Predict the changes in the observable shape of the moon starting at any point in the cycle.

Sequence moon patterns.

Compare observable shapes of the moon.

Explain that the moon’s physical shape does not actually change.

Explain that Earth’s rotation on its axis causes the moon to appear as though it is moves across the sky in the day or night sky.

Read and discuss how the effects of space research and exploration has created advances in science that have impacted the economy and culture of Florida (e.g., medical technology, transportation, agriculture, and industrial productivity).


Students will be able to:

Summarize ways citizens can influence government and public policy.

Identify community and state problems.

Describe how citizens, including children, can help solve community and state problems. Examples may include, but are not limited to, voting, petitioning, conservation, and recycling.

Classroom Activities


iReady Assessment

Math Worksheets: 

Perimeter and Area

Multi-Digit Multiplication

Multiplication Timed Test

Study Jams Video: Number Patterns, Function Tables, Creating Equations from Word Problems,


Study Jams Video: The Moon

A Closer look at the Moon Video (19:10) and Space Files the Moon Video (10:26)

Discovery Education: Introduce to new textbooks.  Focus on moon unit.

Moon Worksheet

Assignments Due



Math Weekly Homework Q1: Week 6

Math Quiz: Prime, Composite, Factors, and Multiples

IXL Math 4th Grade Codes: D.16, D.30, D.31


Science Test: Earth, Sun, and Moon


Additional Resources