4th Grade Math Centers



This page provides samples of 4th grade measurement and data activities suitable for use in math centers, small group, or whole class settings. All activities are designed to elicit a range of responses and provide opportunities for students to communicate their reasoning and mathematical thinking. Download the sample activities under each standard or purchase the 4th Grade Math Centers eBook and have all the Number, Geometry, Measurement and Data Centers you’ll need for the entire school year in one convenient digital file.

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
 4th Grade Math Centers:
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 

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
 4th Grade Math Centers:
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:
Angles in Circles

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
Angles in Quadrilaterals
Angles in a Right Triangle

4.MD.C.7 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.
Sample Activity:
Angle Measures (v. 1-3)
Also included in 4th Grade Math Centers:
Pattern Block Angles
Word Problems: Unknown Angles


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