Our authentic tasks include differentiated versions and provide teachers and administrators with a way of assessing students' problem-solving and communication skills. Real-world material engages students and helps them develop critical thinking and reasoning skills.
Exemplars Number and Operations Workshop.
Implementing Exemplars problem solving.
Fourth grade students discuss Exemplars problem solving.
Fifth grade reflections on Exemplars rubric and problem solving.
Fourth graders offer advice on problem solving.
Today, we know that average isn't good enough for our kids, who are losing out to students in other countries as jobs rapidly evolve.
... anyone who uses numbers to make decisions needs to look beyond the calculations and be able to discern what the numbers are telling them.
I am a special education teacher and I have been using the math Exemplars with my students. They enjoy doing them and have actually asked to do them. I have noticed that with each problem we solve more and more students are trying to stretch their thinking so they can become 'Experts.'
Special Education Teacher
If I think about all the strategies teachers have used to try to improve student achievement in math, the Exemplars program was the most powerful.