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The following lesson plans and worksheets are from the New York State Education Department Common Core-aligned educational resources. The Lesson Plans and Worksheets are divided into seven modules.

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Module 1 Topics and Objectives | ||
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A. Multiplication and the Meaning of the FactorsStandard: 3.OA.1, 3.OA.3 Days: 3 Module 1 Overview Topic A Overview Lesson 1: Understand equal groups of as multiplication. (Video Lesson)Lesson 2: Relate multiplication to the array model. (Video Lesson) (Worksheet Sprint A) (Worksheet Sprint B) Lesson 3: Interpret the meaning of factors - the size of the group or the number of groups. (Video Lesson) |
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B. Division as an Unknown Factor ProblemStandard: 3.OA.2, 3.OA.6, 3.OA.3, 3.OA.4 Days: 3 Topic B Overview Lesson 4: Understand the meaning of the unknown as the size of the group in division. (Video Lesson) (Worksheet Sprint A) (Worksheet Sprint B) Lesson 5: Understand the meaning of the unknown as the number of groups in division. (Video Lesson) Lesson 6: Interpret the unknown in division using the array model. (Video Lesson) |
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C. Analyze Arrays to Multiply Using Units of 2 and 3Standard: 3.OA.1, 3.OA.5 3.OA.3, 3.OA.4 Days: 4 Topic C Overview Lesson 7, Lesson 8: Demonstrate the commutativity of multiplication and practice related facts by skip-counting objects in array models. (Video Lesson) Lesson 9: Find related multiplication facts by adding and subtracting equal groups in array models. (Video Lesson) Lesson 10: Model the distributive property with arrays to decompose units as a strategy to multiply. (Video Lesson) |
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Mid-Module Assessment: Topics A-C (assessment ½ day, return ½ day, remediation or further applications 1 day) | ||

D. Division Using Units of 2 and 3Standard: 3.OA.2, 3.OA.4, 3.OA.6, 3.OA.7, 3.OA.3, 3.OA.8 Days: 3 Topic D Overview Lesson 11: Model division as the unknown factor in multiplication using arrays and tape diagrams. (Video Lesson) Lesson 12: Interpret the quotient as the number of groups or the number of objects in each group using units of 2. (Video Lesson) Lesson 13: Interpret the quotient as the number of groups or the number of objects in each group using units of 3. (Video Lesson) (Worksheet Sprint A) (Worksheet Sprint B) |
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Multiplication and Division Using Units of 4Standard: 3.OA.5, 3.OA.7, 3.OA.1, 3.OA.2, 3.OA.4, 3.OA.6 Days: 4 Topic E Overview Lesson 14: Skip-count objects in models to build fluency with multiplication facts using units of 4. (Video Lesson) (Worksheet Sprint A) (Worksheet Sprint B) Lesson 15: Relate arrays to tape diagrams to model the commutative property of multiplication. (Video Lesson) Lesson 16: Use the distributive property as a strategy to find related multiplication facts. (Video Lesson) Lesson 17: Model the relationship between multiplication and division. (Video Lesson) (Worksheet Sprint A) (Worksheet Sprint B) |
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F. Distributive Property and Problem Solving Using Units of 2–5 and 10Standard: 3.OA.3, 3.OA.5, 3.OA.7, 3.OA.8, 3.OA.1, 3.OA.2, 3.OA.4, 3.OA.6 Days: 4 Topic F Overview Lesson 18, Lesson 19: Apply the distributive property to decompose units. (Video Lesson) (Worksheet Sprint A) (Worksheet Sprint B) Lesson 20: Solve two-step word problems involving multiplication and division and assess the reasonableness of answers. (Video Lesson) (Worksheet Sprint A) (Worksheet Sprint B) Lesson 21: Solve two-step word problems involving all four operations and assess the reasonableness of answers. (Video Lesson) |
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End-of-Module Assessment: Topics A-F (assessment ½ day, return ½ day, remediation or further application 1 day) | ||

Total Number of Instructional Days: 25 |

Module 2 Topics and Objectives |
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A. Time Measurement and Problem SolvingStandard: 3.NBT.2, 3.MD.1 Days: 5 Module 2 Overview Topic A Overview Lesson 1: Explore time as a continuous measurement using a stopwatch. (Video Lesson) Lesson 2: Relate skip-counting by 5 on the clock and telling time to a continuous measurement model, the number line. (Video Lesson) (Worksheet Sprint A) (Worksheet Sprint B) Lesson 3: Count by fives and ones on the number line as a strategy to tell time to the nearest minute on the clock. (Video Lesson) Lesson 4: Solve word problems involving time intervals within 1 hour by counting backward and forward using the number line and clock. (Video Lesson) Lesson 5: Solve word problems involving time intervals within 1 hour by adding and subtracting on the number line. (Video Lesson) |

Measuring Weight and Liquid Volume in Metric UnitsStandard: 3.NBT.2, 3.MD.2, 3.NBT.8 Days: 6 Topic B Overview Lesson 6: Build and decompose a kilogram to reason about the size and weight of 1 kilogram, 100 grams, 10 grams, and 1 gram. (Video Lesson) Lesson 7: Develop estimation strategies by reasoning about the weight in kilograms of a series of familiar objects to establish mental benchmark measures. (Video Lesson) Lesson 8: Solve one-step word problems involving metric weights within 100 and estimate to reason about solutions. (Video Lesson) Lesson 9: Decompose a liter to reason about the size of 1 liter, 100 milliliters, 10 milliliters, and 1 milliliter. (Video Lesson) Lesson 10: Estimate and measure liquid volume in liters and milliliters using the vertical number line. (Video Lesson) Lesson 11: Solve mixed word problems involving all four operations with grams, kilograms, liters, and milliliters given in the same units. (Video Lesson) |

Mid-Module Assessment: Topics A-B (assessment ½ day, return ½ day, remediation or further applications 1 day) |

C. Rounding to the Nearest Ten and HundredStandard: 3.NBT.1, 3.MD1, 3.MD.2 Days: 3 Topic C Overview Lesson 12: Round two-digit measurements to the nearest ten on the vertical number line. (Video Lesson) Lesson 13: Round two- and three-digit numbers to the nearest ten on the vertical number line. (Video Lesson) Lesson 14: Round to the nearest hundred on the vertical number line. (Video Lesson) (Worksheet Sprint A) (Worksheet Sprint B) |

D. Two- and Three-Digit Measurement Addition Using the Standard AlgorithmStandard: 3.NBT.2, 3.NBT.3, 3.MD.1, 3.MD.2 Days: 3 Topic D Overview Lesson 15: Add measurements using the standard algorithm to compose larger units once. (Video Lesson) Lesson 16: Add measurements using the standard algorithm to compose larger units twice. (Video Lesson) Lesson 17: Estimate sums by rounding and apply to solve measurement word problems. (Video Lesson) (Worksheet Sprint A) (Worksheet Sprint B) |

E. Two- and Three-Digit Measurement Subtraction Using the Standard AlgorithmStandard: 3..NBT.2, 3.NBT.1, 3.MD.1, 3.MD.2 Days: 4 Topic E Overview Lesson 18: Decompose once to subtract measurements including three-digit minuends with zeros in the tens or ones place. (Video Lesson) Lesson 19: Decompose twice to subtract measurements including three-digit minuends with zeros in the tens and ones places. (Video Lesson) Lesson 20: Estimate differences by rounding and apply to solve measurement word problems. (Video Lesson) (Worksheet Sprint A) (Worksheet Sprint B) Lesson 21: Estimate sums and differences of measurements by rounding, and then solve mixed word problems. (Video Lesson) |

End-of-Module Assessment: Topics A-E (assessment ½ day, return ½ day, remediation or further applications 1 day) |

Total Number of Instructional Days: 25 |

Module 3 Topics and Objectives |
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A. The Properties of Multiplication and DivisionStandard: 3.OA.4, 3.OA.5, 3.OA.7, 3.OA.9, 3.OA.1, 3.OA.2, 3.OA.3, 3.OA.6 Days: 3 Module 3 Overview Topic A Overview Lesson 1: Study commutativity to find known facts of 6, 7, 8, and 9. (Video Lesson) (Worksheet Sprint A) (Worksheet Sprint B) Lesson 2: Apply the distributive and commutative properties to relate multiplication facts 5 × n + n to 6 × n and n × 6 where n is the size of the unit. (Video Lesson) (Worksheet Sprint A) (Worksheet Sprint B)Lesson 3: Multiply and divide with familiar facts using a letter to represent the unknown. (Video Lesson) |

B. Multiplication and Division Using Units of 6 and 7Standard: 3.OA.3, 3.OA.4, 3.OA.5, 3.OA.7, 3.OA.9, 3.OA.1, 3.OA.2, 3.OA.6 Days: 4 Topic B Overview Lesson 4: Count by units of 6 to multiply and divide using number bonds to decompose. (Video Lesson) Lesson 5: Count by units of 7 to multiply and divide using number bonds to decompose. (Video Lesson) Lesson 6: Use the distributive property as a strategy to multiply and divide using units of 6 and 7. (Video Lesson) Lesson 7: Interpret the unknown in multiplication and division to model and solve problems using units of 6 and 7. (Video Lesson) |

C. Multiplication and Division Using Units up to 8Standard: 3.OA.3, 3.OA.4, 3.OA.5, 3.OA.7, 3.OA.1, 3.OA.2, 3.OA.6, 3.OA.8 Days: 4 Topic C Overview Lesson 8: Understand the function of parentheses and apply to solving problems. (Video Lesson) Lesson 9: Model the associative property as a strategy to multiply. (Video Lesson) Lesson 10: Use the distributive property as a strategy to multiply and divide. (Video Lesson) Lesson 11: Interpret the unknown in multiplication and division to model and solve problems. (Video Lesson) |

Mid-Module Assessment: Topics A-C (assessment ½ day, return ½ day, remediation or further applications 1 day) |

D. Multiplication and Division Using Units of 9 Standard: 3.OA.3, 3.OA.4, 3.OA.5, 3.OA.7, 3.OA.9, 3.OA.1, 3.OA.2, 3.OA.6 Days: 4 Topic D Overview Lesson 12: Apply the distributive property and the fact 9 = 10 - 1 as a strategy to multiply. (Video Lesson) Lesson 13, Lesson 14: Identify and use arithmetic patterns to multiply. (Video Lesson) (Worksheet Sprint A) (Worksheet Sprint B) Lesson 15: Interpret the unknown in multiplication and division to model and solve problems. (Video Lesson) |

E. Analysis of Patterns and Problem Solving Including Units of 0 and 1 Standard: 3.OA.3, 3.OA.7, 3.OA.8, 3.OA.9, 3.OA.1, 3.OA.2, 3.OA.4, 3.OA.6 Days: 3 Topic E Overview Lesson 16: Reason about and explain arithmetic patterns using units of 0 and 1 as they relate to multiplication and division. (Video Lesson) (Worksheet Sprint A) (Worksheet Sprint B) Lesson 17: Identify patterns in multiplication and division facts using the multiplication table. (Video Lesson) Lesson 18: Solve two-step word problems involving all four operations and assess the reasonableness of solutions. (Video Lesson) |

F. Multiplication of Single-Digit Factors and Multiples of 10 Standard: 3.OA.5, 3.OA.8, 3.OA.9, 3.OA.3, Days: 4 Topic F Overview Lesson 19: Multiply by multiples of 10 using the place value chart. (Video Lesson) Lesson 20: Use place value strategies and the associative property n × (m × 10) = (n × m) × 10 (where n and m are less than 10) to multiply by multiples of 10. (Video Lesson)Lesson 21: Solve two-step word problems involving multiplying single-digit factors and multiples of 10. (Video Lesson) |

End-of-Module Assessment: Topics A-F (assessment ½ day, return ½ day, remediation or further application 1 day) |

Total Number of Instructional Days: 25 |

Module 4 Topics and Objectives |
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A. Foundations for Understanding AreaStandard: 3.MD.5, 3.MD.6, 3.MD.7 Days: 4 Module 4 Overview Topic A Overview Lesson 1: Understand area as an attribute of plane figures. (Video Lesson) Lesson 2: Decompose and recompose shapes to compare areas. (Video Lesson) Lesson 3: Model tiling with centimeter and inch unit squares as a strategy to measure area. (Video Lesson) Lesson 4: Relate side lengths with the number of tiles on a side. (Video Lesson) |

B. Concepts of Area MeasurementStandard: 3.MD.5, 3.MD.6, 3.MD.7 Days: 4 Topic B Overview Lesson 5: Form rectangles by tiling with unit squares to make arrays. (Video Lesson) Lesson 6: Draw rows and columns to determine the area of a rectangle, given an incomplete array. (Video Lesson) Lesson 7: Interpret area models to form rectangular arrays. (Video Lesson) Lesson 8: Find the area of a rectangle through multiplication of the side lengths. (Video Lesson) |

Mid-Module Assessment: Topics A-B (assessment 1 day, return ½ day, remediation or further applications ½ day) |

C. Arithmetic Properties Using Area ModelsStandard: 3.MD.5, 3.MD.6, 3.MD.7 Days: 3 Topic C Overview Lesson 9: Analyze different rectangles and reason about their area. (Video Lesson) Lesson 10: Apply the distributive property as a strategy to find the total area of a large rectangle by adding two products. (Video Lesson) Lesson 11: Demonstrate the possible whole number side lengths of rectangles with areas of 24, 36, 48, or 72 square units using the associative property. (Video Lesson) |

D. Applications of Area Using Side Lengths of FiguresStandard: 3.MD.5, 3.MD.6, 3.MD.7 Days: 5 Topic D Overview Lesson 12: Solve word problems involving area. (Video Lesson) Lesson 13, Lesson 14: Find areas by decomposing into rectangles or completing composite figures to form rectangles. (Video Lesson) Lesson 15, Lesson 16: Apply knowledge of area to determine areas of rooms in a given floor plan. (Video Lesson) |

End-of-Module Assessment: Topics A-D (assessment 1 day, return ½ day, remediation or further applications ½ day) |

Total Number of Instructional Days: 20 |

Module 5 Topics and Objectives |
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A. Partitioning a Whole into Equal PartsStandard: 3.G.2, 3.NF.1 Days: 4 Module 5 Overview Topic A Overview Lesson 1: Specify and partition a whole into equal parts, identifying and counting unit fractions using concrete models. (Video Lesson) Lesson 2: Specify and partition a whole into equal parts, identifying and counting unit fractions by folding fraction strips. (Video Lesson) Lesson 3: Specify and partition a whole into equal parts, identifying and counting unit fractions by drawing pictorial area models. (Video Lesson) Lesson 4: Represent and identify fractional parts of different wholes. (Video Lesson) |

B. Unit Fractions and their Relation to the WholeStandard: 3.NF.1, 3.MD.3, 3.G.2 Days: 5 Topic B Overview Lesson 5: Partition a whole into equal parts and define the equal parts to identify the unit fraction numerically. (Video Lesson) Lesson 6: Build non-unit fractions less than one whole from unit fractions. (Video Lesson) Lesson 7: Identify and represent shaded and non-shaded parts of one whole as fractions. (Video Lesson) Lesson 8: Represent parts of one whole as fractions with number bonds. (Video Lesson) Lesson 9: Build and write fractions greater than one whole using unit fractions. (Video Lesson) |

C. Comparing Unit Fractions and Specifying the WholeStandard: 3.NF.3, 3.NF.1, 3.G.2 Days: 4 Topic C Overview Lesson 10: Compare unit fractions by reasoning about their size using fraction strips. (Video Lesson) Lesson 11: Compare unit fractions with different sized models representing the whole. (Video Lesson) Lesson 12: Specify the corresponding whole when presented with one equal part. (Video Lesson) Lesson 13: Identify a shaded fractional part in different ways depending on the designation of the whole. (Video Lesson) |

Mid-Module Assessment: Topics A-C (assessment 1 day, return 1 day, remediation or further applications 1 day) |

D. Fractions on the Number LineStandard: 3.NF.2, 3.NF.3, 3.MD.4 Days: 6 Topic D Overview Lesson 14: Place unit fractions on a number line with endpoints 0 and 1. (Video Lesson) Lesson 15: Place any fraction on a number line with endpoints 0 and 1. (Video Lesson) Lesson 16: Place whole number fractions and unit fractions between whole numbers on the number line. (Video Lesson) Lesson 17: Practice placing various fractions on the number line. (Video Lesson) Lesson 18: Compare fractions and whole numbers on the number line by reasoning about their distance from 0. (Video Lesson) Lesson 19: Understand distance and position on the number line as strategies for comparing fractions. (Optional) (Video Lesson) |

E. Equivalent FractionsStandard: 3.NF.3 Days: 4 Topic E Overview Lesson 20: Recognize and show that equivalent fractions have the same size, though not necessarily the same shape. (Video Lesson) Lesson 21: Recognize and show that equivalent fractions refer to the same point on the number line. (Video Lesson) Lesson 22, Lesson 23: Generate simple equivalent fractions by using visual fraction models and the number line. (Video Lessons) Lesson 24: Express whole numbers as fractions and recognize equivalence with different units. (Video Lesson) Lesson 25: Express whole number fractions on the number line when the unit interval is 1. (Video Lesson) Lesson 26: Decompose whole number fractions greater than 1 using whole number equivalence with various models. (Video Lesson) Lesson 27: Explain equivalence by manipulating units and reasoning about their size. (Video Lesson) |

F. Comparison, Order, and Size of FractionsStandard: 3.NF.3d Days: 3 Topic F Overview Lesson 28: Compare fractions with the same numerator pictorially. (Video Lesson) Lesson 29: Compare fractions with the same numerator using <, >, or = and use a model to reason about their size. (Video Lesson) Lesson 30: Partition various wholes precisely into equal parts using a number line method. (Video Lesson) |

End-of-Module Assessment: Topics A-F (assessment 1 day, return 1 day, remediation or further applications 1 day) |

Module 6 Topics and Objectives |
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A. Generate and Analyze Categorical DataStandard: 3.MD.3 Days: 4 Module 6 Overview Topic A Overview Lesson 1: Generate and organize data. (Video Lesson) Lesson 2: Rotate tape diagrams vertically. (Video Lesson) Lesson 3: Create scaled bar graphs. (Video Lesson) Lesson 4: Solve one- and two-step problems involving graphs. (Video Lesson) |

B. Generate and Analyze Measurement DataStandard: 3.MD.4 Days: 5 Topic B Overview Lesson 5: Create ruler with 1-inch, 1/2-inch, and 1/4-inch intervals and generate measurement data. (Video Lesson) Lesson 6: Interpret measurement data from various line plots. (Video Lesson) Lesson 7, Lesson 8: Represent measurement data with line plots. (Video Lesson) Lesson 9: Analyze data to problem solve. (Video Lesson) |

End-of-Module Assessment: Topics A-B (assessment ½ day, return ¼ day, remediation or further applications ¼ day) |

Total Number of Instructional Days: 10 |

Module 7 Topics and Objectives |
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A. Solving Word ProblemsStandard: 3.OA.8 Days: 3 Module 7 Overview Topic A Overview Lesson 1, Lesson 2: Solve word problems in varied contexts using a letter to represent the unknown. (Video Lesson) Lesson 3: Share and critique peer solution strategies to varied word problems. (Video Lesson) |

B. Attributes of Two-Dimensional FiguresStandard: 3.G.1 Days: 6 Topic B Overview Lesson 4: Compare and classify quadrilaterals. (Video Lesson) Lesson 5: Compare and classify other polygons. (Video Lesson) Lesson 6: Draw polygons with specified attributes to solve problems. (Video Lesson) Lesson 7: Reason about composing and decomposing polygons using tetrominoes. (Video Lesson) Lesson 8: Create a tangram puzzle and observe relationships among the shapes. (Video Lesson) Lesson 9: Reason about composing and decomposing polygons using tangrams. (Video Lesson) |

C. Problem Solving with PerimeterStandard: 3.MD.8, 3.G.1 Days: 8 Topic C Overview Lesson 10: Decompose quadrilaterals to understand perimeter as the boundary of a shape. (Video Lesson) Lesson 11: Tessellate to understand perimeter as the boundary of a shape. (Optional) (Video Lesson) Lesson 12: Measure side lengths in whole number units to determine the perimeter of polygons. (Video Lesson) Lesson 13: Explore perimeter as an attribute of plane figures and solve problems. (Video Lesson) Lesson 14: Determine the perimeter of regular polygons and rectangles when whole number measurements are missing. (Video Lesson) Lesson 15: Solve word problems to determine perimeter with given side lengths. (Video Lesson) Lesson 16: Use string to measure the perimeter of various circles to the nearest quarter inch. (Video Lesson) Lesson 17: Use all four operations to solve problems involving perimeter and missing measurements. (Video Lesson) |

Mid-Module Assessment: Topics A-C (assessment 1 day, return 1 day, remediation or further applications 1 day) |

D. Recording Perimeter and Area Data on Line PlotStandard: 3.MD.4, 3.MD.8, 3.G.1 Days: 5 Topic D Overview Lesson 18: Construct rectangles from a given number of unit squares and determine the perimeters. (Video Lesson) Lesson 19: Use a line plot to record the number of rectangles constructed from a given number of unit squares. (Video Lesson) Lesson 20, Lesson 21: Construct rectangles with a given perimeter using unit squares and determine their areas. (Video Lesson) Lesson 22: Use a line plot to record the number of rectangles constructed in Lessons 20 and 21. (Video Lesson) |

E. Problem Solving with Perimeter and AreaStandard: 3.MD.8, 3.G.1 Days: 8 Topic E Overview Lesson 23: Solve a variety of word problems with perimeter. (Video Lesson) Lesson 24, Lesson 25, Lesson 26, Lesson 27: Use rectangles to draw a robot with specified perimeter measurements, and reason about the different areas that may be produced. (Video Lesson) Lesson 28, Lesson 29: Solve a variety of word problems involving area and perimeter using all four operations. (Video Lesson) Lesson 30: Share and critique peer strategies for problem solving. (Video Lesson) |

End-of-Module Assessment: Topics A-E (assessment 1 day, return 1 day, remediation or further applications 1 day) |

F. Year in ReviewTopic F Overview Lesson 31, Lesson 32: Explore and create unconventional representations of one-half. (Video Lesson) Lesson 33: Solidify fluency with Grade 3 skills. Lesson 34: Create resource booklets to support fluency with Grade 3 skills. |

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