Strand: MEASUREMENT AND DATA (4.MD)

Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements from a larger unit to a smaller unit (Standards 4.MD.1–2). Apply knowledge of area and perimeter to solve realworld and mathematical problems (Standard 4.MD.3). Represent and interpret data through the use of a line plot (Standard 4.MD.4). Understand various concepts of angles and angle measurement (Standard 4.MD.5–7).
• Angles (elementary)
This lesson is designed to help students learn about classifying angles by their measure.
• Area (elementary)
In this lesson students will find the area of rectangular shapes and irregular shapes with right angles.
• Button Diameters
The purpose of this task is for students to measure lengths to the nearest eighth and quarter-inch and to record that information in a line plot.
• Double or More
This lesson asks the students to double, triple or halve a recipe by using the four operations and fractions.
• Finding an Unknown Angle
The purpose of this task is to give 4th grade students a problem involving an unknown quantity that has a clear visual representation. Students must understand that the four interior angles of a rectangle are all right angles and that right angles have a measure of 90âˆ˜ and that angle measure is additive.
• Grade 4 Mathematics Module 2: Unit Conversions and Problem Solving with Metric Measurement
Module 2 uses length, mass and capacity in the metric system to convert between units using place value knowledge. Students recognize patterns of converting units on the place value chart, just as 1000 grams is equal 1 kilogram, 1000 ones is equal to 1 thousand. Conversions are recorded in two-column tables and number lines, and are applied in single- and multi-step word problems solved by the addition and subtraction algorithm or a special strategy. Mixed unit practice prepares students for multi-digit operations and manipulating fractional units in future modules.
• Grade 4 Mathematics Module 4: Angle Measure and Plane Figures
This 20-day module introduces points, lines, line segments, rays, and angles, as well as the relationships between them. Students construct, recognize, and define these geometric objects before using their new knowledge and understanding to classify figures and solve problems. With angle measure playing a key role in their work throughout the module, students learn how to create and measure angles, as well as create and solve equations to find unknown angle measures. In these problems, where the unknown angle is represented by a letter, students explore both measuring the unknown angle with a protractor and reasoning through the solving of an equation. Through decomposition and composition activities as well as an exploration of symmetry, students recognize specific attributes present in two-dimensional figures. They further develop their understanding of these attributes as they classify two-dimensional figures based on them.
• IXL Game: Measurement: Convert mixed customary units
This game helps fourth graders understand relative sizes of measurement units within one system of units. This is just one of many online games that supports the Utah Math core. Note: The IXL site requires subscription for unlimited use.
• Karl's Garden
Students are given this task: "Karl's rectangular vegetable garden is 20 feet by 45 feet, and Makenna's is 25 feet by 40 feet. Whose garden is larger in area?" The purpose of the task is for students to solve a multi-step multiplication problem in a context that involves area.
This task gives students an opportunity to work with familiar fractions and decimals in a context involving money.
• Measuring Angles
The purpose of this task is to gain experience drawing and measuring angles, developing an understanding of the additive structure of angles.
• Smile Metric Style
In this activity students work with the metric system by measuring each other's smiles.
• Spy Game
Encrypted spy messages are the starting point for this lesson plan on modular arithmetic.
• The Iditarod & Math
This Teaching Channel video and lesson plan will help students calculate elapsed time and distance using real-time data. (7 minutes)
• USBE Core Guide (4MD1)
This core guide was developed by USBE and Utah educators.
• USBE Core Guide (4MD2)
This core guide was developed by USBE and Utah educators.
• USBE Core Guide (4MD3)
This core guide was developed by USBE and Utah educators.
• USBE Core Guide (4MD4)
This core guide was developed by USBE and Utah educators.
• USBE Core Guide (4MD5)
This core guide was developed by USBE and Utah educators.
• USBE Core Guide (4MD6)
This core guide was developed by USBE and Utah educators.
• USBE Core Guide (4MD7)
This core guide was developed by USBE and Utah educators.
• What Does it Mean to Measure?
This lesson plan asks students to measure properties of various objects including weight, area, and volume and determine the appropriate metric unit for taking the measurements.
• Who is the tallest?
In this task students are given a chart showing a list of students and their heights. They are asked to list the students from tallest to shortest.

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