Quarter One: Week #7 September 25th-29th Lesson Plans (Math/Science/S. Studies Homeroom Only)

TeacherMichael Lee
Subject AreaMath/Science/S. Studies
Grade Level4th
Week #Week #7 (September 25th-29th)
Unit of InstructionMultiplication and Division/Earth and Space Science/US Constitution
Standard(s) Taught



Find whole-number quotients and remainders with up to four-digit dividends and one-digit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.


Determine whether an equation is true or false by using comparative relational thinking. For example, without adding 60 and 24, determine whether the equation 60 + 24 = 57 + 27 is true or false.



Explain that models can be three-dimensional, two-dimensional, an explanation in your mind, or a computer model.



Recognize that Earth revolves around the Sun in a year and rotates on its axis in a 24-hour day.




Investigate how technology and tools help to extend the ability of humans to observe very small things and very large things.

SC.4.E.5.4 , SC.4.E.5.1


Relate that the rotation of Earth (day and night) and apparent movements of the sun, moon, and stars are connected.


Observe that the patterns of stars in the sky stay the same although they appear to shift across the sky nightly, and different stars can be seen in different seasons.



Learning Targets and Learning Criteria


1.      Use manipulatives or drawings of rectangular arrays and/or array models to solve and explain multi-digit multiplication problems that extend to 4-digit by 1-digit or up to 2-digit by 2-digit.

2.       Solve multi-digit multiplication problems that extend to 2-digit by 2-digit or up to 4-digit by 1-digit using a variety of strategies.

3.      Identify the equal sign as expressing equivalence or same value between numbers.

4.      Determine if a given equation is true or false i.e., by comparing, composing, and/or decomposing numbers without solving.

5.      Use a variety of strategies to justify why an equation is true or false without solving.

6.      Interpret an unknown quantity without solving.





  1. Explain that models can be three-dimensional, two-dimensional, a mental model (a picture in your mind), or a computer model.
  2. Use a model to demonstrate the difference between Earth’s rotation and Earth’s revolution.
  3. Explain that Earth rotates once on its axis in approximately a 24-hour period (day and night).
  4. Explain that Earth revolves (orbits) around the sun once in a year (approximately 365 days).


  1. Discuss the types of investigations in which a microscope or hand lens might be used.
  2. Research the histories of the microscope and telescope reporting on what is learned.
  3. Identify the telescope and satellite as tools that have allowed scientists to see very large things, such as the Earth, the solar system, and parts of the universe.


  1. Review that the sun is the closest star to Earth.
  2. Demonstrate that the star patterns (constellations) in the sky do not move although they appear to shift across the sky nightly due to Earth’s rotation.
  3. Discuss how different star patterns are high in the night sky in some seasons but dip below the horizon in other seasons (e.g., use models/ simulations of winter and summer skyline).
  4. Explain that Earth moves, but the sun and other stars remain fixed in the sky (do not move).
  5. Explain that Earth’s rotation on its axis causes the sun/stars to appear as though they are moving across the sky.
Classroom Activities

Math Centers (Math Games, App “Media” Resources, Teacher Time, Hands-On Activities)

Math Reference Notebooks (Division)

IXL (D.27, E.4, E.5) HW In Class

Multiplication Facts timed test

Comparative Relational Thinking in a Division Equation worksheet

Rotation vs. Revolution Game

Write an Equation and Divide 2-digit numbers Worksheets with the teacher

Spinner Games:

Number Climb Games

Division Climb (4.NBT.B.6), Multiplicative Comparison Climb (4.OA.A.1)


Blackout Games

Multiplication Facts Edition (4.NBT.B.5)


Bubble Blast Games

Division Edition (4.NBT.B.5)


Skills Spiral Games

Divisibility Spiral (4.NBT.B.6), Multiplication Facts Spiral (4.NBT.B.5)


Computation Face Off Games

Multiplication Face Off (4.NBT.B.5)

OA.1 AND NBT.6 Homework sheets

OA.1 AND NBT.6 Assessment

Social Studies Weekly #2

Assignments Due

IXL (E.7, E.8, E.14) HW Due Friday morning   

Science Digital Lesson #1 and #2 with quizzes

Science Fusion Book p.61-73, 79-88

Math Weekly Homework (Multiplication) Q1: Week 5


Additional Resources