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Standards-based assessment and Instruction

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.

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Exemplars inquiry-based investigations provide both teachers and administrators with a way of assessing students' science-process skills and communication. Material can be easily integrated into your existing curriculum. Our investigations have been reviewed and approved by NSTA Recommends.

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Our material gives both teachers and administrators a way of assessing students' writing and communication skills. It can be easily integrated into your existing curriculum.

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Exemplars offers a wide range of professional development opportunities for mathematics, science and writing. Sessions are designed to meet the specific needs of teachers, team leaders and administrators in both schools and districts.

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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.

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Aligned To Common Core Standards

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Understanding Mathematical Connections

This blog represents Part 1 of a four-part series that explores mathematical connections and offers guidelines; strategies and suggestions for helping teachers elicit this type of thinking from their students.

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7 Things I’ve Learned on My Journey to Implementing Problem Solving in the Classroom

So how can teachers help their classrooms make this critical transition to problem solving? ... My personal story of transformation, which began after participating in one of Exemplars’ Summer Institutes, offers a path forward.

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What People Are Saying

If you walk into a Tacoma classroom during math instruction, you will see kids huddled around an Exemplars task, cooperatively selecting their problem-solving strategy. Rich conversations will follow, in which students will not only defend their solutions, but also get a chance to study alternative strategies unveiled by other groups assigned to solve that very same problem ...

Gaye Lantz

Curriculum Coordinator

Tacoma School District

Exemplars is a wonderful tool for differentiating mathematics and reaching the needs of a variety of students Pre K-12. At Glacier Edge Elementary, we enjoy using the software to challenge students in grades K-5. One of the best features is that there are three levels of accessibility for each problem, so more children are able to solve just right math problems, extending a particular strand in mathematics ...

Ann Hoffmeister

Learning Resource Coordinator

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