Q2 W15 Nov. 25th-Nov. 30th

TeacherAngela Mariner
Subject AreaMath and Science
Grade Level4
Week #15
Unit of InstructionUnderstanding fractions and multiplication/Changes in matter
Standard(s) Taught
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria


Students will:

• explain, using visual representation, how and why fractions can be equivalent even though the number and size of the parts are not the same.

• recognize and generate equivalent fractions by partitioning number lines, rectangles, squares, and circles using visual models.

• explain that fractions can only be compared when they refer to the same sized whole (e.g., 1/ 2 of a small pizza is not the same size as 1 /2of a large pizza). 
NOTE: Denominators limited to 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 100.

• compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators by: o using benchmark fractions (e.g., 5/ 8 is close to 1 /2 and 1/ 10 is close to 0, therefore 5/ 8 > 1 /10 ).

  • reasoning about their size or location on a number line.
  • using visual models to create fractions with common numerators or common denominators.
  • record the results of comparisons with the symbols <, > or =.
  •  justify the conclusions of comparisons 


Students will

• review the physical changes of water. Include reasoning why water changes state.

• identify familiar physical changes in matter in which the objects’ properties are retained (e.g., cutting, tearing, crumpling, folding, melting, freezing, dissolving).

• identify familiar chemical changes in matter that result in a new substance with new properties (e.g., burning, frying, rusting, grilling, toasting, decaying plant and animal matter).

• record observations of physical and chemical changes in a science notebook.

• make inferences about observations made of physical and chemical changes

• describe observable signs that a chemical change may exhibit (smell, color, heat, fizzing sound, and substance given off).

Classroom Activities


Fraction Review

Comparing fractions using visuals

Creating equivalent fractions

Area model using multiple strategies 

In class IXL.com practice



Bill Nye Phases of Matter video and quiz

Study jams physical and chemical changes in matter

Study jams energy and matter

Changes in properties of matter video and quiz

Discovery science changes in matter

Science notes

Vocabulary test

Assignments Due

IXL.com P.13 Comparing fractions with like numerators or denominators and P.14 Compare fractions using models

Study words for vocabulary test

Additional Resources