Teacher | Brooke Brackney |
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Subject Area | Math/Science/Social Studies |

Grade Level | 4 |

Week # | 13 |

Unit of Instruction | Understanding Fraction Equivalence and Comparison/Properties of Matter/Florida Explorers |

Standard(s) Taught |
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Explain why a fraction a/b is equivalent to a fraction (n x a)/(n x b) by using visual fraction models, with attention to how the number and size of the parts differ even though the two fractions themselves are the same size. Use this principle to recognize and generate equivalent fractions.
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 result of comparisons with symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual model.
Measure and compare objects and materials based on their physical properties including: mass, shape, volume, color, hardness, texture, odor, taste, attraction to magnets.
Explore the Law of Conservation of Mass by demonstrating that the mass of a whole object is always the same as the sum of the masses of its parts.
Identify properties and common uses of water in each of its states.
Identify explorers who came to Florida and the motivations for their expeditions |

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria |

explain, using visual representation, how and why fractions can be equivalent even though the number and size of the parts are not the same. recognize and generate equivalent fractions by partitioning number lines, rectangles, squares, and circles using visual models. 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.) 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 ). using visual models to create fractions with common numerators or common denominators. record the results of comparisons with the symbols <, > or = justify the conclusions of comparisons
compare objects based on observable and measurable physical properties (shape, color, hardness, texture, odor, taste, attraction to magnets, mass, volume, temperature). investigate and explain that all matter has the following measurable properties: volume (takes up space) and mass (weight). record and compare the volume of regular- and irregular-shaped solids using the water displacement method. display data appropriately in charts, tables, and graphs. compare measurement data with other lab groups checking for accuracy. explain any differences that may have occurred across groups. investigate and describe properties of water in all three states identify common uses of water in all three states.
Identify explorers who landed in Florida Explain why explorers came to Florida and the outcomes of their expeditions |

Classroom Activities |

Fractions Packet: Comparing and Equivalent Fractions Weekly Math Homework IXL Codes Q.1-Q.3, Q.10, P.13-P.17 iReady Individual Practice 3 minute multiplication drill Understanding Fractions Activity
Slime Lab (finishing up magnets on Monday) Magnets Quiz (Tuesday) Matter Video Discovery Education online textbook and activities Matter Lab (Friday)
Complete Florida Explorer Journal Entries |

Assignments Due |

Fractions Packet: Comparing and Equivalent Fractions Weekly Math Homework IXL Codes: Q.1-Q.3 and Q.10 due Friday and begin working on P.13-P.17
Magnets Quiz Discovery Education online activities Matter Lab
Florida Explorer Journal Entries |

Additional Resources |