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4th Grade Measurement and Data

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. All files  are in PDF format and can be accessed using Adobe Reader. For examples of 3rd and 5th Grade Measurement and Data Activities click on the the links below.


4th Grade Measurement and Data Activities

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 two-column 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)…

Possible Activities:
Making a Kilogram

Estimating Weight
Measurement Concentration
Metric Relationships
Capacity Creature
Measurement Conversion Problems


4th Grade Measurement and Data Activities

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

Perimeter Read Alou

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 “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.
Angles in Names

4.MD6 Measure angles in whole-number 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 non-overlapping 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

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