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.
Your work is fantastic! We are looking for a way to monitor the growth of a student as a scientist from grade to grade. Your rubrics will help us to begin this important work.
Elementary Science Curriculum Specialist
Our school subscribes to the Exemplars Library. I find the formative tasks aligned to the Common Core are strong and can be easily embedded in any curriculum. Having a more accessible and more challenging version of each task provides teachers' support as they have the resources to problem solve across different levels of understanding in their classrooms … Students are enjoying the tasks and are demonstrating a deeper understanding of the underlying concepts of the standards as they apply formal math language, accurate representations and connections.