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.
In a number of recent studies comparing approaches to teaching mathematics in countries around the world, a list of 'best practices principles' have been identified. The Exemplars math program reflects the most important of these 'best practices principles,' and offers teachers a curriculum for teaching mathematics and assessing mathematical expertise from a contextual, problem focused point of view. The program is terrific.
Ph.D. Professor of Psychology
Claremont Graduate University
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.