**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/
The placement of Module 4 in A Story of Units was determined based on the New York State Education Department Pre-Post Math Standards document, which placed 4.NF.5–7 outside the testing window and 4.MD.5 inside the testing window. This is not in alignment with PARCC’s Content Emphases Clusters (http://www.parcconline.org/mcf/mathematics/content-emphases-cluster-0), which reverses those priorities, labeling 4.NF.5–7 as Major Clusters and 4.MD.5 as an Additional Cluster, the status of lowest priority.
Those from outside New York State may want to teach Module 4 after Module 6 and truncate the lessons using the Preparing a Lesson protocol (see the Module Overview, just before the Assessment Overview).
This would change the order of the modules to the following: Modules 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 4, and 7.
Those from New York State might apply the following suggestions and truncate Module 4’s lessons using the Preparing a Lesson protocol. Topic A could be taught simultaneously with Module 3 during an art class. Topics B and C could be taught directly following Module 3, prior to Module 5, since they offer excellent scaffolding for the fraction work of Module 5. Topic D could be taught simultaneously with Module 5, 6, or 7 during an art class when students are served well with hands-on, rigorous experiences.
Keep in mind that Topics B and C of this module are foundational to Grade 7’s missing angle problems.
Looking for pacing on the other 4th grade modules? Here you go:
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