**Note: These suggestions are not my own. They have been taken directly from the material available on the Engage NY website. Please visit them for additional information: https://www.engageny.org/
If pacing is a challenge, consider the following modifications and omissions.
Move Lessons 8 and 9 to art class or to another time of day. At this level, the use of tangrams is quite similar to that of Grade 2.
Omit Lesson 11. Tessellating helps students understand that perimeter is not just a property of shapes with straight sides. Lesson 16 revisits this idea.
Omit Lesson 22. This lesson culminates Topic D by having students record data collected from Lessons 20 and 21 on a line plot. Although it deepens understanding of concepts explored in earlier lessons, no new material is presented.
Consider omitting Lessons 24–27, which guide students through a multi-day art project involving perimeter and area. If omitting, simply skip this opportunity for application.
Omit Lessons 31–34, which provide a review of important Grade 3 material including fluency and fractions. Be sure, however, to notice the resources for summer practice included in Lesson 34.
Looking for pacing on the other 3rd grade modules? Here you go:
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