|Subject Area||Math and Science|
|Unit of Instruction||Word Problems/Properties of Matter|
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.
Measure and compare objects and materials based on their physical properties including: mass, shape, volume, color, hardness, texture, odor, taste, attraction to magnets.
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
• solve multi-step word problems (up to 3 steps) that involve multiplication and/or division using strategies for this grade level.
• represent a multi-step word problem using equations involving a variable represented by a letter for the unknown number.
• interpret remainders that result from multi-step word problems.
• compare objects based on observable and measurable physical properties (shape, color, hardness, texture, odor, taste, attraction to magnets, mass, volume, temperature).
• investigate and explain that all matter has the following measurable properties: volume (takes up space) and mass (weight).
• record and compare the mass and volume of solid and liquid matter using metric units.
• record and compare the volume of regular- and irregular-shaped solids using the water displacement method.
• display data appropriately in charts, tables, and graphs.
• compare measurement data with other lab groups checking for accuracy. o explain any differences that may have occurred across groups
Word Problems including:
Word problem test
Discuss new vocab
Observable and measurable properties
Study jams: Properties
Water Displacement Lab
Properties of Matter Lab
Vocab test: Properties of Matter