MEASUREMENT AND DATA
ACTIVITIES
ALIGNED WITH
CO
MMON CORE
STANDARDS

Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements from a larger unit to a smaller unit
4.MD.A.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)...
Sample Activities:
Making a Kilogram
Measurement Concentration (v. 1)
Also included in
Measurement Concentration (v. 2)
Making a Pound
One Gallon
Capacity Creature

4.MD.A.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 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.

Included in 4th Grade Math Centers:
Word Problems: Measurement Conversions

4.MD.A.3 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.

Sample Activities:
Fencing a Garden
Designing a Zoo Enclosure
Also included in 4th Grade Math Centers:
How Many Tables?
A Dinner Party

#### MATH LITERATURE: MEASUREMENT AND DATA

Represent and interpret data
4.MD.B.4 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.
Sample Activity:
Objects in My Desk Line Plot
Also included in
Length of Ants Line Plot

Geometric measurement: understand concepts of angle and measure angles
4.MD.C.5 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 “one-degree angle,” and can be used to measure angles.
b. An angle that turns through n one-degree angles is said to have an angle measure of n degrees.
Sample Activity:

4.MD.C.6 Measure angles in whole-number degrees using a protractor. Sketch angles of specified measure.
Sample Activities:

Angle Barrier Game
How Many Degrees?
Also included in 4th Grade Math Centers:
Predicting and Measuring Angles
Angles in Triangles