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.
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 ...
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I've used Exemplars in the past and find they are very useful for developing problem-solving strategies and mathematical communication.