Quarter Three: Week #22nd January 22nd-26th Lesson Plans (Math/Science/S. Studies Homeroom Only)

TeacherMichael Lee
Subject AreaMath/Science/S. Studies
Grade Level4th Grade
Week #Week #22nd (January 22nd-26th)
Unit of InstructionSolving measurement problems using the four operations /Heat/St. Augustine
Standard(s) Taught


MAFS.4.OA.1.3, MAFS.4.NBT.2.4, MAFS.4.MD.1.2(Whole Numbers Only)

1.      Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.

2.      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.

3.      Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.


Science: SC.4.P.11.2, SC.4.P.11.1 (2-3 Weeks)

1.      Identify common materials that conduct heat well or poorly.

2.    Recognize that heat flows from a hot object to a cold object and that heat flow may cause materials to change temperature.


Learning Targets and Learning Criteria


  1. Solve multi-step word problems (i.e., up to 3 steps) that involve the four operations using strategies for this grade level (e.g., rectangular arrays, area models, properties of operations, etc.).
  2. Represent a multi-step word problem using equations involving a variable represented by a letter for the unknown number.
  3. Interpret remainders that result from multi-step word problems.
  4. Assess the reasonableness of answers to multi-step word problems using estimation strategies and mental computation.
  5. Use the four operations to solve word problems involving money including whole numbers only.
  6. Apply an understanding of addition and subtraction, place value, and flexibility with multiple strategies to use the standard algorithms for addition and subtraction.
  7. Determine if a given equation is true or false by comparing, composing, and/or decomposing the numbers without solving.
  8. Compare the two sides of an equation to determine the unknown value without solving.
  9. Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances (i.e., inch, feet, yard, mile; millimeter, centimeter, meter, kilometer), including problems that require expressing measurements given in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit, involving whole numbers only.




  1. Review how things that give off light often give off heat.
  2. Review how heat is produced when two objects rub against each other.
  3. Investigate heat energy by measuring temperature changes in a liquid.
  4. Compare observations with classmates explaining any differences that occur.
  5. Collect and record temperature readings during investigations in charts, tables, and graphs.
  6. Investigate which materials are the best conductors of heat (e.g., clay, metal, and glass).
  7. Investigate which materials are non-conductors/insulators of heat (e.g., plastic, wood, styrofoam).
  8. Make inferences about observations made during conductivity investigations.
  9. Form conclusions about which materials conduct heat well or poorly based on investigations.
  10. Investigate and diagram the direction of heat flow (hot à cold).
  11. Record observations of heat transfer (in the form of temperature changes) within tables, charts, and graphs.
  12. Analyze and form conclusions based on their recorded observations and data.
Classroom Activities

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

Multiplication Facts timed test

My Math Vol. 1 Chapter 7 (p.451-456)

Algebra Word Problems Worksheet

Basic Algebra Word Problems Worksheet

Basic Algebra Word Problems with 2 Variables Worksheet

In & Out Tables (4 worksheets)

Mixed Operation Word Problems Worksheet

Science Fusion Unit 7 p.289-300

Assignments Due


IXL (K.1-K.4, M.9) HW

Math Weekly Homework Q3: Week 2 (Multiplying Fractions)




Science Fusion Unit 6 Benchmark Review (Test—Tuesday 1/23/2018)


Additional Resources