Measurement and Data

Geometric measurement: understand concepts of angle and measure angles.

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This 75-page pdf document demonstrates the connections between the CCSS content standards and the mathematical practice standards. It is a compilation of research, standards from several states, instructional strategies, common misconceptions, and examples for each standard at the grade 4 level. It is intended to help teachers understand what each standard means in terms of what students must know and be able to do. Additional flip books are cataloged separately for grades K-3 and 5. | Instructional Strategy, Reference Materials Grade Level: 4 | |

This web page provides links to resources aligned to the CCSS that guide and support fourth grade mathematics teaching and learning. Tasks developed by the Mathematics Assessment Resource Service (MARS) for the Noyce Foundation, Problems of the Month, (POM home page is cataloged separately) and videos of public lessons and number talks developed by the Noyce Foundation are also included. The performance tasks were originally designed to measure students' ability to solve non-routine problems and then to explain and justify their solutions. The task scoring rubric, student responses, and discussion of student understanding and misconceptions are provided to improve instruction. Resources are listed for specific grade 4 standards and are also organized by progression for an alternate search route. | Activity, Instructional Strategy, Problem Set, Reference Materials, Video Grade Level: 4 | |

This page provides examples of 4th Grade Measurement and Data activities aligned with the Common Core State Standards. A CCSS standard is stated and the possible activities are listed below and linked. All activities are suitable for use in Math Centers, small group, or whole class settings and are designed to elicit a range of responses and provide opportunities for students to communicate their reasoning and mathematical thinking. Instructions for each task are typed in large print and written in child-friendly language to enable students to work on activities independently after a brief introduction to the task. All files for 4th Grade Measurement and Data Activities listed are in PDF format. | Activity Grade Level: 4 | |

With this interactive Java Sketchpad applet students use spatial reasoning and measurement skills to explore quadrilateral kites. The vertices can be manipulated as kite properties are maintained. Also included are tasks that focus the learner's manipulations. | Activity, Interactive Media Grade Level: 3, 4, 5, 6+ | |

This interactive Flash lesson gives students practice in classifying triangles and measuring angles. Despite its title, the lesson explains, compares and contrasts acute, obtuse, right, scalene, isosceles and equilateral triangles. Students are given practice using a virtual protractor to aid in the classifications. A Teacher Guide (pdf) is available [see #5 at MathActive Lessons for Grades 5-6, cataloged separately]. The lessons list also includes links to Spanish, Navajo, and non-voiced versions of this lesson. | Activity, Interactive Media, Tutorial Grade Level: 4, 5, 6+ | |

This interactive Flash applet enables students, using estimation and measurement skills, to investigate angles. Teachers can use this page for demonstrating how to read a protractor, and the protractor can be hidden to give students practice in estimating angle measures. The size of the angle can be controlled or chosen randomly. | Activity, Interactive Media Grade Level: 4, 5, 6+ | |

This question and answer service for math students and their teachers offers a searchable archive all about two-dimensional geometry at the elementary level. | Reference Materials, Community Grade Level: 3, 4, 5, 6+ | |

In this activity, learners decipher a page from the Dresden Codex, one of the few Mayan books still in existence. By thinking like an archaeologist, students combine their mathematical abilities with some basic logic and trial-and-error investigation to figure out what the codex means. In the course of this explorations, participants discover: How archaeologists have figured out what Mayan documents mean. How the Mayan system of counting is like ours, and how it is different. How Mayan beliefs were tied to their understanding of mathematics. | Activity, Instructor Guide/Manual, Project, Reference Materials, Article Grade Level: 4, 5, 6+ | |

This narrative document describes the progression of Geometric Measurement across the K-5 grade band. It is informed both by research on children's cognitive development and by the logical structure of mathematics. The document discusses the most important goals for elementary geometric measurement. Among those are recognizing measurable attributes, comparing, connecting with number, estimating, and differentiating linear measurement from area and volume. | Reference Materials, Article Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Resource is part of a PD collection | |

This blog entry details the importance of hands on learning in creating a productive classroom environment. Included in this blog is the lesson plan and worksheets for the AIMS activity Jelly Belly(R). In the lesson plan students collect, display, and analyze data using a circle graph. | Lesson Plans, Community Grade Level: 3, 4, 5 |