4th Grade Measurement: Length, Perimeter, Area, & Conversions – TEKS

Model – Draw – Solve – Explain – Justify


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  • Understand relative sizes of length units
  • Solve length problems
  • Solve perimeter problems
  • Length, perimeter, and area – all mixed up
  • Use tables to perform conversions
  • Develop the concept of a formula for perimeter and area
  • Solve area problems

Available in English and Spanish


TeachTransform’s  4th Grade Measurement: Length, Perimeter, Area, & Conversions is all about understanding units of measurement to solve problems. Students use tables to perform conversions, providing practice in algebraic reasoning. They model the figures and use their models to choose length, area, or perimeter. The concept of ‘formula’ is developed so that students understand why formulas exist and how to use them. Activities include scaffolding so measurement is accessible for all students. 

Hands-on activities and centers keep students interested and develop problem solving grit. For example, students solve distance problems on a Super Special Scavenger Hunt and climb a mountain with Curley Spurley.

4th Grade Measurement: Length, Perimeter, Area, & Conversions includes activities for the whole class, small groups, centers, intervention, and guided math that build the academic language of measurement.

Each activity includes:

  • TEKS
  • Setting Up for Instruction
  • How-To Guide with full teacher directions including questions
  • Thought Extender Questions to help students get ‘unstuck’ and focus on the math concepts
  • Answer Key
  • Content explanations to deepen teacher understanding of fraction concepts
  • Instruction extras to support implementation of instructional strategies

Tutoring & Intervention

4th Grade Measurement: Length, Perimeter, Area, & Conversions activities can be used for Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 instruction in 4th grade. The activities can also be used to catch 5th graders up and fill in gaps without loss of rigor or time. For example, for 5th graders struggling to use a formula, use Understanding Perimeter Formulas or Understanding the Area Formula for Rectangles from 4th Grade Measurement: Length, Perimeter, Area, & Conversions.

Instructional Alignment from Grades 3–8

TeachTransform’s measurement books are tightly aligned from elementary through Grade 8 in both instructional style and modeling, providing students a seamless transition from an elementary concrete approach to measurement to an algebraic, middle school approach.
For students who are “growing up” with TeachTransform’s instructional materials, you can expect them, with a little prompting, to give an answer that includes a why, to use sentences to explain their thinking, to question each other in small groups. This lightens the instructional and cognitive load in each grade and leads to mastery.

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