Quarter 2: Week #13 November 5th-9th Lesson Plans (Math/Science/S. Studies Homeroom Only)

TeacherMichael Lee
Subject AreaMath/Science/S. Studies
Grade Level4th Grade
Week #Week #13 November 5th-9th Lesson Plans
Unit of InstructionUnderstanding Fraction Equivalence and Comparison/Properties of Matter/ Identify Early Explorers who Landed in Florida
Standard(s) Taught

MATH
MAFS.4.NF.1.1, MAFS.4.NF.1.2

Understand a fraction a/b with a > 1 as a sum of fractions 1/b
Understand addition and subtraction of fractions as joining and separating parts referring to the same whole.
Decompose a fraction into a sum of fractions with the same denominator in more than one way, recording each decomposition by an equation. Justify decompositions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.
Examples: 3/8= 1/8 + 1/8 + 1/8 ; 3/8 = 1/8 + 2/8

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.

SCIENCE
SC.4.P.8.1, SC.4.P.8.3, SC.4.P.8.2
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.

SOCIAL STUDIES
SS.4.A.3.1
Identify explorers who came to Florida and the motivations for their expeditions.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

MATH

  1. Demonstrate with concrete and visual models (i.e., number lines, rectangles, squares, and circles) that adding fractions referring to the same sized whole is joining parts of the wholes.
  2. Demonstrate with concrete and visual models that subtracting fractions referring to the same sized whole is separating parts of the wholes.
  3. Explain, using visual representation, how and why fractions can be equivalent even though the number and size of the parts are not the same.
  4. Recognize and generate equivalent fractions by partitioning number lines, rectangles, squares, and circles using visual models.
  5. Explain that fractions can only be compared when they refer to the same sized whole (e.g., of a small pizza is not the same size as  of a large pizza).
  6. Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators by:using benchmark fractions (e.g., is close to  and  is close to 0, therefore  > .
  7. Reasoning about their size or location on a number line.
  8. Using visual models to create fractions with common numerators or common denominators.
  9. Record the results of comparisons with the symbols <, > or =.
  10. Justify the conclusions of the comparisons.

 

SCIENCE

  1. Compare objects based on observable and measurable physical properties (shape, color, hardness, texture, odor, taste, attraction to magnets, mass, volume, temperature).
  2. Investigate and explain that all matter has the following measurable properties: volume (takes up space) and mass (weight).
  3. Record and compare the mass and volume of solid and liquid matter using metric units.
  4. Record and compare the volume of regular- and irregular-shaped solids using the water displacement method.
  5. Display data appropriately in charts, tables, and graphs.
  6. Compare measurement data with other lab groups checking for accuracy.
  7. Explain any differences that may have occurred across groups.
  8. Explore the Law of Conservation of Mass (whole = sum of its parts) to obtain the mass of various objects using tools and technology.
  9. Demonstrate that the mass of a whole object is always equal to the sum of its parts.
  10. Identify common uses of water in all three states.
  11. Explain the importance of water to life on Earth.
  12. Investigate and describe properties of water in all three states.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  1. Identify explorers who landed in Florida
  2. Explain why explorers came to Florida and the outcome of their expeditions.

    Examples may include, but not be limited to, Ponce de Leon, Juan Garrido, Esteban Dorantes, Tristan de Luna

Classroom Activities

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

Monday:

Sir Cumference: Fraction Faire Story

iReady Individual Differentiated Weekly Practice Lessons

Multiplication Timed Test

Magnet Assessment Review

 

Tuesday:

Discovery Education:  Properties of Matter

Study Jams: Properties of Matter and Solids, Liquids, Gases

Comparing Fractions Instruction and Worksheet

Wednesday:

Comparing Fractions Packet

Small Math Group Rotations

iReady Individual Differentiated Weekly Practice Lessons

Social Studies: Early Explorers Reading Passages and worksheets

Thursday:

Comparing Fractions practice worksheets

Small Math Group Rotations

iReady Individual Differentiated Weekly Practice Lessons

Friday:

Veteran’s Day Packet and Posters

iReady Individual Differentiated Weekly Practice Lessons

Discovery Education:  Properties of Matter

Matter Videos: Matter and its Properties “What Makes Up Matter?” 17 min.

Real World Science “Solid, Liquids, Gases” 14 min.

 

Assignments Due

ASSIGNMENTS

Monday:

Social Studies Native Americans Summative (Retakes) Homeroom Only

Receive Math Weekly Homework (Comparing Fractions) Q2: Week 4 Due Friday

Tuesday:

Comparing Fractions Worksheet

Wednesday:

Comparing Fractions Packet

Social Studies: Early Explorers Reading Passages and worksheets (4) Homeroom Only

Thursday:

Magnets Summative Assessment

Comparing Fractions Skills and Performance Check

Fraction worksheets

Friday:

Math Weekly Homework (Comparing Fractions) Q2: Week 4 Due

www.ixl.com IXL Math 4th Grade Codes: (P.11, P.13, P.14) Students must be at 80% for each code is Due

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