Q4W4 (4/10 -4/14)

TeacherKathleen Manning
Subject AreaMath/Science
Grade Level4
Week #4
Unit of InstructionUnderstand Angles/Plant and Animal Life Cycles
Standard(s) Taught

MATH:   MA.4.GR.1.1      MA.4.GR.1.2     MA.4.GR. 1.3

  • Informally explore angles as an attribute of two-dimensional figures. Identify and classify angles as acute, right, obtuse, straight or reflex.
  • Estimate angle measures. Using a protractor, measure angles in whole-number degrees and draw angles of specified measure in whole-number degrees. Demonstrate that angle measure is additive.
  • Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving unknown whole-number angle measures. Write an equation to represent the unknown.

SCIENCE:  SC.4.L.16.4

  • Compare and contrast the major stages in the life cycles of Florida plants and animals, such as those that undergo complete and incomplete metamorphosis, and flowering and nonflowering and seed-bearing plants.
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

The student will:

  • Understand, identify, and draw angles.
  • Measure angles using degrees.
  • Use fractional parts of a circle to measure angles.
  • Explain how degrees are related to fractional parts of a circle.
  • Use benchmark angles to estimate the measures of angles.
  • Use a protractor to draw and measure an angle.
  • Write an equation to find an unknown angle measure.
  • Review that all living things have a life cycle.
  • Review the ways plants can reproduce – flowering and non-flowering (with cones and spores)
  • Explore life cycles of various plants found in Florida (e.g., orange tree, pine tree, hibiscus).
  • Diagram the major stages in the life cycles of plants (seed, seedling, mature plant, flower or cone).
  • Compare the major stages in the life cycles of Florida plants, both flowering and nonflowering seed-bearing plants (e.g., daisies and pine trees).
  • 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.
Classroom Activities

Math Book:

  • Chapter 11 Review, pp. 615-616
  • Math Centers – Review for Chap. 11 Math test on Tuesday
  • Chapter 12: “Understand Angles”   Opener and Vocabulary pp. 619-20   Lesson 12.1 “Identify and Draw Angles, pp. 621-626   Lesson 12.2 ” Understand Degrees” pp. 627-632    Lesson 12.3 ” Estimate Angle Measures” pp. 633-638   Lesson 12.4 ” Measure and Draw Angles” pp. 639-644.
  • IXL this week:  Section Y 1-10 (angles)
  • Weekly I-Ready lessons
  • “Cycles of Life” activity sheet
  • Butterfly strings craft
  • Mealworm Insect Study
  • “What’s inside a Seed?” and lima bean exploration
  • Seed planting
Assignments Due
Additional Resources