Teacher | Michael Lee |
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Subject Area | Math/Science/S. Studies |

Grade Level | 4th Grade |

Week # | Week #31 April 8th -12th Lesson Plans |

Unit of Instruction | Comparing decimal fractions and understanding notation (10 days) / Animal Life Cycle/ Florida Cavern State Park |

Standard(s) Taught | |
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- 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.
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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.
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Classroom Activities | |

- iReady Individual Differentiated Weekly Practice Lessons
- Multiplication Timed Test
- Study Jams Video: Animal Life Cycle
- Start Science Videos: Unit 5 “Animal Life Cycle” Engage Portion
- MyMath Chapter 10: Lesson 7 (Compare and Order Decimals) p.669-672
- Start Science Videos: Unit 5 “Animal Life Cycle” Explore Portion
- Math-a-pa-looza—(FSA Preparation Cycle)
- Florida Cavern State Park Reading Passage and Questions
- iReady Individual Differentiated Weekly Practice Lessons
- Finish Science Videos: Unit 5 “Animal Life Cycle” Explore Portion and worksheet
- MyMath Chapter 10 Review p.681-683
iReady Individual Differentiated Weekly Practice Lessons | |

Assignments Due | |

- Receive Math Weekly Homework (Line Plots Problem Solving) Q4: Week 3 Due Friday
- Discovery Education Unit 5 “Animal Life Cycle” Engage Portion worksheets
- MyMath Chapter 10: Lesson 7 (Compare and Order Decimals) HW p.673-674
- Discovery Education Unit 5 “Animal Life Cycle” Explore Portion worksheets
- MyMath Chapter 10: Lesson 8 (Problem Solving Investigation) HW p.679-680
- Florida Cavern State Park Worksheet
- MyMath Chapter 10 Review p.681-683
- Math Weekly Homework (Line Plots Problem Solving) Q4: Week 3 Due
- ixl.com IXL Math 4th Grade Codes: (U.2, U.3, U.4) Students must be at 80% for each code is Due.
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