Quarter 4: Week #37 May 20th- 25th Lesson Plans (Math/Science/S. Studies Homeroom Only)

TeacherMichael Lee
Subject AreaMath/Science/S. Studies
Grade Level4th Grade
Week #Week #37 May 20th-25th Lesson Plans
Unit of InstructionTiny House Project/ Science Processes
Standard(s) Taught

MATH

All the Standards will be utilized for Tiny House Project

The objective of this project is for students to design and build a tiny house, while applying area, and perimeter, and geometry skills. This project based learning activity also focuses on designing elements, using multiple problem solving skills, and collaborating in the classroom. It allows for easy differentiation, so students can work at a pace they will successful at.

With this resource students will create a miniature 3D version of a tiny house. The size of the houses will all be the same, but each student will create a unique version based on their own ideas, imagination, and application of skills.

The students will design their house that contains almost 20 different pieces of furnishings (all in one place) and then find the area and perimeter of each item after they have done so.  They’re also asked to apply geometric skills; such as shapes and even developing their own nets to create furniture.

This Project Based Learning activity focuses on the real-world application of math concepts used in building and designing homes, while practicing problem-solving skills (which are one of the most sought after skill in the work force today), collaboration, and using their imagination.

 

 SCIENCE

SC.4.N.1.3, SC.4.N.2.1

  • Explain that science does not always follow a rigidly defined method (“the scientific method”) but that science does involve the use of observations and empirical evidence.
  • Explain that science focuses solely on the natural world.
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

MATH

  1. Finalize your tiny house and include all items on the requirement list.

SCIENCE

  1. Explain the role of a scientist (ask questions and find answers).
  2. Explain that scientific investigations do not always follow a rigidly defined method (e.g., scientific method, observation, investigation, research).
  3. Explain that science does involve the use of observations and evidence.
Classroom Activities

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

Monday:

  • iReady Individual Differentiated Weekly Practice Lessons
  • Multiplication Timed Test
  • Finish Famous Scientist/Inventor Presentations
  • Work on Final Version of Tiny House (Wall and Roof/Ceiling Plan/3D Furniture)

Tuesday:

  • iReady Individual Differentiated Weekly Practice Lessons
  • Volusia County Math Test (VMT #4) Test
  • Work on Final Version of Tiny House (Wall and Roof/Ceiling Plan/3D Furniture)

 Wednesday:

  • iReady Individual Differentiated Weekly Practice Lessons
  • Work on Final Version of Tiny House (Wall and Roof/Ceiling Plan/3D Furniture)
  • Field Trip (Jimmy Sawgrass Presentation)

 Thursday:

  • iReady Individual Differentiated Weekly Practice Lessons
  • Visit Dr. Forney Classroom (ELA workshop)
  • Florida State Math Test (SMT #2) Test
  • Finish Final Version of Tiny House (Wall and Roof/Ceiling Plan/3D Furniture)

Friday:

  • Field Day
Assignments Due

ASSIGNMENTS

Monday:

  • Famous Scientist/Inventor Presentation
  • Continue to think of ideas for your Final Version of Tiny House (Wall and Roof/Ceiling Plan/3D Furniture)

 Tuesday:

  • Continue to think of ideas for your Final Version of Tiny House (Wall and Roof/Ceiling Plan/3D Furniture)
  • Volusia County Math Test (VMT #4) Test

Wednesday:

  • Continue to think of ideas for your Final Version of Tiny House (Wall and Roof/Ceiling Plan/3D Furniture)

Thursday:

  • Final Version of Tiny House (Wall and Roof/Ceiling Plan/3D Furniture) Due
  • Florida State Math Test (SMT #2) Test

Friday:

  • ixl.com IXL Math 4th Grade Codes: (B.9, K.4, V.12) Students must be at 80% for each code is Due.
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