Elementary Mathematics

4th Grade Measurement and Data Unit Overview and Standards


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Before You Begin This Unit...
  Unit at a Glance

Use these resources to plan this unit, with the end in mind:

2nd QTR item bank '12-'13

Unit 7 Culminating Task –Part 1 – From the Georgia Measurement Unit Pages 76 - 87

How Long? How Wide? How Tall? How Deep?

Found Pounds

Elapsed Time

More Elapsed Time- From Howard County Public Schools- MD.2 Task 2

MD.2 Task 3

Suggested Dates:
March 9- March 24

Estimated Duration: 
10 Days

Click here to view the new '14 Measurement Unit.

CMS Data on a Line Plot:  2 Lessons 

 Standards Addressed in the Unit

Link to the CCSS Unpacking Document- Updated Sept. '15

4.MD.1 Know relative sizes of measurement units within one system of units including km, m, cm; kg, g; lb, oz.; l, ml; hr, min, sec. Within a single system of measurement, express measurements in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Record measurement equivalents in a two-column table.

For example, know that 1 ft is 12 times as long as 1 in. Express the length of a 4 ft snake as 48 in. Generate a conversion table for feet and inches listing the number pairs (1, 12), (2, 24), (3, 36).

4.MD.2 Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money, including problems involving simple fractions or decimals, and problems that require expressing measurements given in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit.

Represent measurement quantities using diagrams such as number line diagrams that feature a measurement scale.

4.MD.4 Make a line plot to display a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit (1/2, 1/4, 1/8). Solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions by using information presented in line plots.

For example, from a line plot find and interpret the difference in length between the longest and shortest specimens in an insect collection.