Our real-world tasks provide both teachers and administrators with a way of assessing students' problem-solving and communication skills. Authentic material engages students and promotes reasoning and communication.
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.
Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins have written a "must read" paper – "From Common Core Standards to Curriculum: Five Big Ideas," in which they offer key ideas to guide the work of transforming the Common Core Standards to a functioning curriculum in a school or district.
This is an excellent resource! Thanks for making it available. Exemplars are a wonderful tool for our highly capable math students. They encourage them to show their work, explain their thinking and label their answers.
Teaching STEM proved to be very time consuming last year and I love the [Exemplars] sample on breathing because the student gets to investigate the real-life situation instead of just watching!!