# Q4W7 (5/17 – 5/21)

Weekly-Assignments May 17 – 21

Teacher Kathleen Manning Math and Science 4 7 Problem Solving/Living Things and the Environment
Standard(s) Taught

MATH: OA.1.2 OA.1.3

– Multiply or Divide to solve word problems involving multiplicative comparison.
– Solve multi-step 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 reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.

SCIENCE: SC.4.L.17.1 SC.4.L.17.2

– Compare the seasonal changes in Florida plants and animals to those in other regions of the country.
– Explain that animals, including humans, cannot make their own food and that when animals eat plants or other animals, the energy stored in the food source is passed to them.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

The student will:

– Distinguish multiplicative comparisons (e.g. Tonya has 3 times as many cousins as Matthew) from additive comparisons (e.g. Tonya has 3 more cousins than Matthew).
– Solve word problems involving multiplicative comparisons.
– Solve multi-step word problems (up to 3 steps) that involve multiplication and/or division using strategies for grade 4 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.
– Assess the reasonableness of answers to multi-step word problems using estimation strategies including rounding.
– Review how plants respond to different stimuli (heat, light, and gravity)
– Compare ecosystems in Florida to ones found in other regions of the country (e.g. deciduous forest, ocean, grassland, wetland).
– Discuss environmental and biological triggers that initiate an organism’s response to seasonal change both in Florida and in different regions of the country (e.g. temperature, precipitation, dormancy, molting, breeding, camouflaging).
– Differentiate the seasonal changes of Florida plants to those in other regions of the country. (e.g. dormancy, leaves changing color, flowering seasons).
– Differentiate the seasonal changes of Florida animals to those in other regions of the country.(e.g. color changes, body covering changes, hibernation, migration, camouflage).
– Review that all living things need energy to survive.
– Explain that plants make their own food (photosynthesis) and are called producers.
– Explain that animals, including humans, cannot make their own food and are called consumers.
– Explain that when animals eat plants or other animals, the energy stored in the food source is passed to them.

Classroom Activities