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.
The tasks created by Exemplars are excellent examples of rich problem-solving that naturally elicit the Practice Standards... we will look at the Grade 2 task "Barnyard Buddies" and discuss how it meets each of the eight Mathematical Practice Standards as well as content standard 2.OA.A.1.
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.
I think that these tasks provide higher level thinking skills and require students to take a look at the reasoning behind their answers.
Elementary School Teacher
I have been using the math Exemplars K-8 for the past 6 years. I am a former NYC Math Coach and I have seen Exemplars improve my students Mathematics skills and thinking