4th Grade Measurement: Weight, Mass, Time, Money, & Conversions – CCSS

Model – Draw – Solve – Explain – Justify


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  • Understand relative sizes of weight, mass, and capacity units
  • Solve elapsed time problems
  • Use tables to perform conversions
  • Solve money and financial literacy problems

Available in English and Spanish


TeachTransform’s 4th Grade Measurement: Weight, Mass, Time, Money, & Conversions is a measurement catch-all. Students use tables to perform conversions, providing practice in algebraic reasoning. They make models to find start times, end times, and elapsed time. And they solve real-4th graders-world money problems. Activities include scaffolding so problem solving is accessible for all students. 

Hands-on activities and centers keep students interested and develop problem solving grit. For example, students go on a classroom scavenger hunt to find objects with a certain mass or weight, and predict and pour to discover capacities. They use gross human body facts to perform conversions. These high interest contexts engage students and make learning (and teaching) fun.

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

Each activity includes:

  • CCSS
  • 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: Weight, Mass, Time, Money, & Conversions activities can be used for Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 instruction in 4th grade. For example, use high-interest Amazing Body activities to engage tutoring or intervention students so that they understand and perform conversions. 

Instructional Alignment from Grades 3–5

Teach Transform’s measurement books are tightly aligned 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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