Quarter 4: Week #30 April 1st -5th Lesson Plans (Math/Science/S. Studies Homeroom Only)

TeacherMichael Lee
Subject AreaMath/Science/S. Studies
Grade Level4th Grade
Week #Week #30 April 1st -5th Lesson Plans
Unit of InstructionComparing decimal fractions and understanding notation (10 days) / Plant Reproduction/ Florida’s Shipwreck and Treasures
Standard(s) Taught

MATH

4.NF.3.5, 4.NF.3.6, 4.NF.3.7, 4.MD.1.2

·        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.

SCIENCE

SC.4.L.16.1

  • Identify processes of sexual reproduction in flowering plants, including pollination, fertilization (seed production), seed dispersal, and germination
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

MATH

  1. 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).
  2. Express a fraction with a denominator of 10 as an equivalent fraction with a denominator of 100.
  3. Add two fractions with respective denominators 10 and 100 by finding equivalent fractions with like denominators.
  4. Demonstrate place value of decimals through the hundredths using concrete materials (g., decimal grids, base ten blocks, number lines).
  5. Translate a fraction with a denominator of 10 or 100 into its equivalent decimal form.
  6. Translate a decimal to the tenths or hundredths place into its equivalent fraction form.
  7. Represent a decimal value on a number line.
  8. Explain that decimals can only be compared when they refer to the same size wholes. NOTE: Decimals may be greater than 1.
  9. Compare decimals with and without models (such as decimal grids, money, or base ten blocks) and record the comparison numerically using symbols: <, > or =.
  10. Justify the comparison by reasoning about the size of the decimal.
  11. 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?

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

SCIENCE

  1. Identify the reproductive structures of a flower and their functions.
    • stamen/anther (male parts) – makes pollen
    • pistil/carpel (female parts) – produces ovules
    • ovule – becomes a seed
    • ovary – becomes a fruit
  2. Identify and describe processes of reproduction (sexual) in flowering plants.
  • pollination – the transfer of pollen from the male parts (stamens) to the female parts (pistils) of a flower
  • fertilization (seed production) – the joining of an egg cell and a sperm cell
  • seed dispersal – the transport of seed from one location to another
  • germination – the sprouting of a plant from a seed
Classroom Activities

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

Monday:

  • iReady Individual Differentiated Weekly Practice Lessons
  • Multiplication Timed Test
  • ELA “Writing Preparation Day”

Tuesday:

  • FSA Writing
  • Start Science Videos: Unit 5 “Plant Reproduction” Explore Portion

 Wednesday:

  • iReady Individual Differentiated Weekly Practice Lessons
  • Math-a-pa-looza—(FSA Preparation Cycle)
  • Florida’s Shipwreck and Treasures Reading Passage and Questions

Thursday:

  • iReady Individual Differentiated Weekly Practice Lessons
  • Finish Science Videos: Unit 5 “Plant Reproduction” Explore Portion and worksheet

Friday:

  • Study Jams Video: Plant Reproduction
  • iReady Individual Differentiated Weekly Practice Lessons
Assignments Due

ASSIGNMENTS

Monday:

  • Receive Math Weekly Homework (Area and Perimeter) Q4: Week 2 Due Friday

Tuesday:

  • None

Wednesday:

  • Florida’s Shipwreck and Treasures Worksheet

Thursday:

  • Discovery Education Unit 5 “Plant Life Cycles” Explore Portion worksheets

Friday:

  • Math Weekly Homework (Area and Perimeter) Q4: Week 2 Due
  • ixl.com IXL Math 4th Grade Codes: (BB.4, BB.6, BB.11) Students must be at 80% for each code is Due.
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