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.
Watch students meet the Math Practices.
Watch teachers review student work using the Exemplars math rubric.
Supporting the TEKS Mathematical Processes with Exemplars Performance Tasks and Rubric at the Fourth Grade Level
The fifth anchor paper and set of assessment rationales we’ll review in this series is taken from a fourth grade student’s solution for the task, “Sharing Muffins.”
Supporting the TEKS Mathematical Processes with Exemplars Performance Tasks and Rubric at the Third Grade Level
The fourth anchor paper and set of assessment rationales we’ll review in this series is taken from a third grade student’s solution for the task, “Henry's Lego Structure.”
I have really enjoyed using Exemplars. Teaching students how to become better problem solvers has been easier and the students have a more concrete format in which to follow. The rubric is very user friendly. It has really allowed my high-achievers to reach a new level. Problem solving is usually a weakness for them, because they only want to get the right answer... this has opened their eyes to a new way to express themselves mathematically.
I was amazed to see the differentiation and the student examples. So many times we see the problems, but not actual student work. Thank you so much for allowing me to see student work and the DIFFERENT ideas so that it's not me creating "mini mes" but showing students how to arrive at the answer in many different ways!