Q1W9 (10/11 – 10/15)

TeacherKathleen Manning
Subject AreaMath and Science
Grade Level4
Week #9
Unit of InstructionMultiplication/ Earth's Features
Standard(s) Taught


– Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations.

– Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.


– 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.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

The student will:

– Use manipulatives or drawings of rectangular arrays and/or array models to solve and explain multi-digit multiplication problems

– Apply an understanding of rectangular arrays and area models to connect to the partial products strategy.

– 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 (for hardness you may use a glass plate or other minerals; for streak color you may use a streak plate or unglazed tile).

– 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 (i.e.: 2 or more minerals make up a rock).

Classroom Activities

Weekly I-Ready Lessons (45 minutes) every Thursday
Math Book #1, Chapter 4, Lesson 3 “Use Place Value to Multiply”
Lesson 4 “Use Models to Multiply”
Lesson 5 “Multiply a Two-digit Number”
Lesson 6 “Model Regrouping”
Check My Progress
Math Manipulative Activities
Minerals Graphic Organizer
“Properties of Minerals” tutorial (FL Students. org) with question guide
Scholastic Study Jams “Minerals” slide show
“Minerals” power point with Rock review
“Mineral Properties” question sheet
Testing minerals- Wed. Science lab activity
“Minerals and Rocks” article from FL Science Coach and questions

Assignments Due

** See Canvas module for daily assignments **

Additional Resources