Q1W3 (8/26-8/30)

TeacherKathleen Manning
Subject AreaMath/Science/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #3
Unit of InstructionAdd/Subtract Multi-Digit Numbers; Earth's Patterns and Space; Maps and Florida
Standard(s) Taught



MAFS.4    NBT.1.2   NBT.1.3  NBT.2.4

  • Read and write multi-digit whole numbers using base ten numerals, number names, and place, using  >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.
  • Use place value understanding to round multi-digit whole numbers to any place.
  • Add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.


SC.4     N.3.1   E.5.1   E.5.3   E.5.4   E.6.5

  • Explain that models can be 3 dimensional, 2 dimensional, an explanation in your mind, or a computer model.
  • Recognize that Earth revolves around the Sun in a year and rotates on its axis in a 24 hour day.
  • Investigate how technology and tools help to extend the ability of humans to observe very small things and very large things.
  • Relate that the rotation of Earth (day and night) and apparent movements of the sun, moon, and stars are connected.
  • Observe that the patterns of stars in the sky stay the same although they appear to shift across the sky nightly, and different stars can be seen in different seasons.


SS.4   G.1.1   G.1.2   G.1.4

  • Interpret political and physical maps using map elements such as title, compass rose, cardinal directions, intermediate directions, symbols, legend, scale, longitude, and latitude.
  • Identify physical features of Florida.
  • Locate and label cultural features on a Florida map.


Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

The students will:


  1. Read and write multi-digit numbers through one million in base ten numerals, number names (words), and expanded form.
  2. Compare two multi-digit numbers to 1,000,000 using place value and record the comparison numerically using the symbols >, =, and <.
  3. Use place value understanding to round multi-digit whole numbers between 1,000 and 1,000,000 to any place.
  4. Understand that the purpose of rounding to estimate before adding or subtracting is to make mental math easier and to check the reasonableness of an answer.
  5. Apply an understanding of addition and subtraction, place value, and flexibility with multiple strategies to use the standard algorithms for addition and subtraction of whole numbers with solutions greater than 1,000 and up to 1,000,000.


  1. Explain that models can be 3 dimensional, 2 dimensional, a mental model (picture in your mind), or a computer model.
  2. Use a model to demonstrate the difference between Earth’s rotation and Earth’s revolution.
  3. Explain that the Earth rotates once on its axis in a 24 hour period (day and night).
  4. Explain that the earth revolves (orbits) around the sun once in a year (approx. 365 days).
  5. Discuss the types of investigations in which a webcam, telescope, microscope, or hand lens might be used.
  6. Research the histories of the microscope and telescope, reporting on what is learned.
  7. Identify the telescope and satellite as tools that have allowed scientists to see very large things, such as the Earth, solar system, and parts of the universe.
  8. Review that the sun is the closest star to Earth.
  9. Demonstrate that the star patterns (constellations) in the sky appear to shift across the sky nightly due to Earth’s rotation.
  10. Discuss how different star patterns are high in the night sky in some seasons but dip below the horizon in other seasons. (use models/simulations of winter and summer skylines).
  11. Explain how the Earth’s movement causes the appearance of sun and star movement (tracking) across the sky.
  12. Explain that Earth’s rotation on its axis causes the sun and stars to appear as though they are moving across the sky.


  1. Identify map elements such as title, compass rose, symbols, legend, scale, longitude, and latitude.
  2. Indicate cardinal directions and intermediate directions on a map.
  3. Interpret information on political and physical maps to explain locations and distances.
  4. Compare locations of two places using map elements.
  5. Identify and locate Florida’s major physical features, including major bodies of water and areas with major islands such as Florida Keys, on a state map.
  6. Locate, label, and discuss Florida’s cultural features on a Florida map (e.g. state capital, major cities, sites of important historical events, major tourist attractions).
Classroom Activities

I-Ready Math Diagnostic test Monday

Multiplication Timed Test (every Monday)

Study Jams Videos: Estimate Whole Numbers, Order Whole Numbers, Number Lines, Estimate Sums and Differences of Whole Numbers.

Base 10 blocks and other manipulatives

Station Rotations

Small group work

IXL- 4th Math, Section A, 11,15,19,20,24,25  (students should have completed 1-10 last week)

Science Moon Phases activity

Florida Maps Activity

Morning Work (each day)





Assignments Due

Math Assignments pp. 25-28  and  31-34  

Progress Check p. 35,36

Completed Florida Map

Completed model of Earth/Moon/Sun

Additional Resources


  1. Applications for STEM club and ART club are due ASAP.
  2. Student Peace Approach assembly with Jeff Veley on Wednesday! 
  3. Parents: Jeff Veley will be presenting for Parents on Wednesday evening. Please plan to attend.
  4. If you would like to donate small wrapped candies or small toys/games for our reward treasure box, it would be appreciated.