Q1W9 (10/7-10/11)

TeacherKathleen Manning
Subject AreaMath/Science/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #9
Unit of InstructionMultiply 1&2 digit numbers/Earth's Features (rocks, minerals, and soil)/Civics and Government (public issues)
Standard(s) Taught

MATH:    4.NBT.2.5  

  • Use strategies and properties to multiply by 1-digit and by 2-digit numbers.

SCIENCE:  SC4.   E.6.1   E.6.2

  • Identify the three categories of rocks: igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary.
  • Identify the physical properties of common earth-forming minerals, including hardness, color, luster, cleavage, and streak color.
  • Recognize the role of minerals in the formation of rocks.

SOCIAL STUDIES:    SS.4.   C.3.1    C.2.1

  • Identify the three branches of government and describe the powers of each. (review for test)
  • Discuss public issues in Florida that impact the daily lives of its citizens.
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

The student will:


  • Use manipulatives or drawings of arrays to solve and explain multi-digit multiplication problems.
  • Assess the reasonableness of answers to multi-step word problems using estimation strategies and mental computation.
  • Solve multi-step word problems that involve multiplication and/or division using strategies such as: arrays, area models, properties of operations, etc.
  • Represent a multi-step word problem using equations involving a variable represented by a letter for the unknown number.


  • Identify the physical properties of common earth-forming minerals, including hardness, color, luster, cleavage, and streak color.
  • Investigate and record the physical properties of minerals using technology and tools when appropriate. 
  • Explain that investigations of minerals do not always follow the scientific method but do involve the use of observations and evidence.
  • Compare observations made by other classmates explaining any differences in data.
  • Compare minerals based on physical properties.
  • Explain the role of minerals (clay, quartz, feldspar, calcite, talc, pyrite, graphite, and mica) and their importance in rock formation (2 or more minerals make up a rock).
  • Use technology and tools to study and investigate samples of rocks.
  • Observe and identify examples for each of the three categories of rocks.
  • Differentiate between the 3 different categories of rocks based on how each is formed and/or their physical properties.


  • Review branches of government, government functions, and major information about the US.
  • Identify ways citizens work together to influence government and help solve community and state problems.
Classroom Activities

Study Jams videos: Number patterns, Function Tables, Creating Equations from Word Problems

Math Centers

Number Talks write ups

IXL- D27, D29, D30

I-Ready Weekly lesson

Science Rock Lab

SS- finish Celebrate Freedom cubes

Assignments Due

Science Lab Book

Number Talks problem

SS Test on Friday

Science Test on Friday

Additional Resources