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This page provides examples of 4th Grade Measurement and Data Activities aligned with the Common Core State Standards.
These activities are designed to elicit a range of responses and
provide opportunities for students to communicate their reasoning and
mathematical thinking. All activities are suitable for use in Math Centers, small group
or whole class settings. Instructions for each task are typed in large
print and written in childfriendly language to enable students to work
on activities independently after a brief introduction to the task. All
files for the 4th Grade Measurement and Data Activities listed are in
PDF format and can be accessed using Adobe Reader. For examples of 3rd and 5th Grade Measurement and Data Activities see the links below.


Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements from a larger unit to a smaller unit
4.MD1 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
terms of a smaller unit. Record measurement equivalents in a twocolumn
table. For example, know that 1 ft is 12 times as long as 1 in. Express
the length of a 4ft snake as 48in. Generate a conversion table for feet
and inches listing the number pairs (1,12), (2,24), (3,36)…
Making a Kilogram 
4.MD2 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 of decimals, and
problems that require expressing measurements given in a large unit in
terms of a smaller unit. Represent measurement quantities using diagrams
such as number line diagrams that feature a measurement scale.
Measurement Word Problems
Elapsed Time Ruler 1
Elapsed Time Ruler 2
24 Hour Number Line (4 per page)
4.MD3 Apply the area and perimeter formulas for rectangles in
real world and mathematical problems. For example, find the width of a
rectangular room given the area of the flooring and the length, by
viewing the area formula as a multiplication equation with an unknown
factor.
How Many Tables?
Fencing a Garden
Designing a Zoo Enclosure
Represent and interpret data
4.MD4 Make a line plot to display a data set of measurements in
fractions of a unit (1/2, ¼, 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.
Length of Ants Line Plot
Objects in My Desk Line Plot
Geometric measurement: understand concepts of angle and measure angles
4.MD5 Recognize angles as geometric shapes that are formed
whenever two rays share a common endpoint, and understand concepts of
angle measurement:
a. An angle is measured with reference to a circle with its center at
the common endpoint of the rays, by considering the fraction of the
circular arc between the points where the two rays intersect the circle.
An angle that turns 1/360 of a circle is called a “onedegree angle,”
and can be used to measure angles.
b. An angle that turns through n onedegree angles is said to have an angle measure of n degrees.
Angles in Names
4.MD6 Measure angles in wholenumber degrees using a protractor. Sketch angles of specified measure.
Possible Activities:
Predicting and Measuring Angles
Angle Barrier Game
Angles in Triangles
Angles in Quadrilaterals
4.MD7 Recognize angle measure as additive. When an angle is
decomposed into nonoverlapping parts, the angle measure of the whole is
the sum of the angle measures of the parts. Solve addition and
subtraction problems to find unknown angles on a diagram in real world
and mathematical problems, e.g., by using an equation with a symbol for
the unknown angle measure.
Unknown Angle Word Problems
How Many Degrees?
Angles in a Right Triangle
Pattern Block Angles

