Quarter 4, Week 31: April 8-12

TeacherBrooke Brackney
Subject AreaMath/Science/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #31
Unit of InstructionOrdering Decimals/Animal Habitats and Life Cycles/Floridas Involvement in the Civil War
Standard(s) Taught



Express a fraction with denominator 10 as an equivalent fraction with denominator 100 and use this technique to add two fractions with respective denominators 10 and 100. For example, express 3/10 as 30/100, and add 3/10 + 4/100 = 34/100.


Use decimal notation for fractions with denominators 10 or 100. For example, rewrite 0.62 as 62/100; describe length as 0.62 meters; locate 0.62 on a number line diagram.


Compare two decimals to hundredths by reasoning about their size. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two decimals refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual model.


Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances, intervals of time, and money, including problems involving simple fractions or decimals. Represent fractional quantities of distance and intervals of time using linear models.




Compare and contrast the major stages in the life cycles of Florida plants and animals, such as those that undergo incomplete metamorphosis, and flowering and nonflowering seed-bearing plants.



SS.4.A.5.1 Describe Florida’s involvement (secession, blockades of
ports, the battles of Ft. Pickens, Olustee, Ft. Brooke, Natural Bridge,
food supply) in the Civil War

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria


  • Represent fractions with a denominator of 10 and fractions with a denominator of 100 using models (g., grids, base ten blocks, money, and number lines).
  • Express a fraction with a denominator of 10 as an equivalent fraction with a denominator of 100.
  • Add two fractions with respective denominators 10 and 100 by finding equivalent fractions with like denominators.
  • Demonstrate place value of decimals through the hundredths using concrete materials (g., decimal grids, base ten blocks, number lines).
  • Translate a fraction with a denominator of 10 or 100 into its equivalent decimal form.
  • Translate a decimal to the tenths or hundredths place into its equivalent fraction form.
  • Represent a decimal value on a number line.
  • Explain that decimals can only be compared when they refer to the same size wholes. NOTE: Decimals may be greater than 1.
  • Compare decimals with and without models (such as decimal grids, money, or base ten blocks) and record the comparison numerically using symbols: <, > or =.
  • Justify the comparison by reasoning about the size of the decimal.
  • Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances (e., inch, feet, yard, mile; millimeter, centimeter, meter, kilometer), including simple fractions or decimals and represent fractional quantities of distance using linear models. E.g., Billy has been training for a half-marathon. Each day he runs on the treadmill 2 2/4 miles and runs on the outdoor track for 3 ¼ miles. In all, how many miles does Billy run each day?

NOTE: Items could involve conversions from larger units to smaller units. Students need to be provided with the Grade 4 FSA Mathematics Reference Sheet in order to practice using the tool.

E.g., Keisha and Juan were training for a race. Keisha ran 3 kilometers twice a week and 1 kilometer once a week. Juan ran 2,500 meters three times a week. Who ran the farthest during the week?

  • Use the four operations to solve word problems involving intervals of time including simple fractions and represent these intervals of time using linear models.


  • Explore life cycles of various animals living in Florida.
  • Describe complete metamorphosis (4 stages) using animals that undergo this change (e.g., butterflies, frogs, flies, ants).
  • Describe incomplete metamorphosis (3 stages) using animals that undergo this change (e.g., grasshoppers, cockroaches, dragonflies).
  • Compare and contrast differences in body structures of the different stages (egg, larva, pupa, adult, nymph).
  • Differentiate between the major stages in life cycles of Florida animals including, but not limited to, those that undergo incomplete and complete metamorphosis.


  • Describe the conditions leading up to Florida’s secession from the Union.
  • Summarize Florida’s involvement in the Civil War.
  • Identify major moments in Florida’s Civil War history, including secession,
    port blockades, significant battles. Examples may include, but are not
    limited to, Ft. Zachary Taylor, the plantation culture, and the First Florida
Classroom Activities


Weekly Math Homework

Weekly Morning Work

3 min multiplication drill

Ordering Decimals Practice Worksheet

Math Centers for Decimals to the hundredths place value (Meet with Teacher, Activity, Technology, Homework, Review)

iReady Practice Lessons


Math-a-pa-looza—(FSA Preparation Cycle)


Finish Discovery Education: Animal Life Cycles

Discovery Education: Animal Habitats and Worksheet

Study Jams Video: Animal Life Cycle


Civil War Reading and Timeline Activity

Assignments Due


Weekly Homework

Weekly Morning Work

Math Center Work: Number Sentences with Decimals and Determining Relative Vale to Half with Decimals Worksheets

IXL: All highlighted codes due by April 29



Animal Habitats Worksheet



Civil War Timeline

Additional Resources