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.
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.
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
I think the Exemplars are great. My students have really done well with word problems since I have started using some of the Exemplars.