4th Grade Math PBL – Plan a Patriotic Parade Project Based Learning Activity

4th Grade Math PBL – Plan a Patriotic Parade Project Based Learning Activity



Patriotic Parade Project Learning – 4th Grade

✖️ March into math practice with this Patriotic Parade Project Based Learning math PBL! This activity is the perfect way to commemorate Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, or Veterans Day while practicing essential 4th grade math skills. This math PBL incorporates essential 4th grade math skills like perimeter calculations, arrays, elapsed time, bar graphs, rounding, and more! Students follow the included instructions as they plan the ultimate patriotic parade.


This project-based learning math activity incorporates the following CCSS Measurement & Data math standards, applying them to real-life patriotic parade scenarios:

  • 4.OA.A.3 Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and have whole-number answers using the four operations.
  • 4.NBT.A.3 Use place value understanding to round multi-digit whole numbers to any place.
  • 4.NBT.B.4 Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
  • 4.NBT.B.5 Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number/multiply two two-digit numbers.
  • 4.NBT.B.6 Find whole-number quotients and remainders with up to four-digit dividends and one-digit divisors.
  • 4.NF.B.3 Understand a fraction a/b with a > 1 as a sum of fractions 1/b.
  • 4.NF.C.6 Use decimal notation for fractions with denominators 10 or 100.
  • 4.NF.C.7 Compare two decimals to hundredths by reasoning about their size.
  • 4.MD.A.2 Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money.
  • 4.MD.A.3 Apply the area and perimeter formulas for rectangles in real-world and mathematical problems.


➗ The included “challenge activities” go even further to ignite curiosity and deepen student understanding of key concepts and skills. Students practice 4th grade math skills while developing a deeper understanding of applied mathematics by solving real-world challenges and scenarios.


➖ So let your students’ math skills soar to new heights with this Patriotic Parade Project Based Learning unit!


Key Features:

✏️ Printable & Digital Format – This 4th grade math PBL includes both printable PDF and Google Slides formats, making it perfect for boosting engagement and interest in any classroom. The digital and printable versions are consistent, so they can be used interchangeably.


✏️ Educational & Engaging – This resource will capture the imagination of your students while they practice key math skills. Students are hired to plan a festive, patriotic parade. Their job is to organize the groups marching in the parade, set the course of the parade, analyze parade attendance, plan fun patriotic festivities like a bake sale, dunk tank, and fireworks, and assure everything is timed to perfection.


✏️ Differentiation – Three challenge activities mean that you can challenge your high-performing students while making the resource accessible to your on-level and below-level students.


What’s Included?

  1. Teacher Directions and Standards Addressed
  2. Student Directions
  3. Parade Route (Calculating Perimeter)
  4. Parade Arrays (Multiplication and Division Word Problems)
  5. Keeping Time (Elapsed Time)
  6. Parade Volunteers (Bar Graphs and Rounding)
  7. Patriotic Festivities (One- and Two-Step Word Problems)
  8. Challenge 1: Marching Band (Creating a Line Plot, Comparing Fractions)
  9. Challenge 2: Parade Float (Polygons, Perimeter and Area)
  10. Evaluation & Rubric
  11. Answer Key


Looking for more differentiation? Check out the 2nd Grade and 3rd Grade Version.


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