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Improving Mathematical Problem Solving in Grades 4 Through 8

Published under the aegis of the What Works Clearing House

This report provides educators with, "specific, evidence-based recommendations that address the challenge of improving mathematical problem solving." Exemplars differentiated problem-solving tasks, rubrics and anchor papers provide support for many of the findings presented in this report.

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Our teacher-friendly tasks are designed to support both the Common Core and Citywide instructional expectations. GO Math! alignments are also available.
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With Exemplars we were preparing students to improve their problem-solving skills and writing skills. In addition, with the introduction of Exemplars rubrics, teachers were better informed of additional ways to assess student learning and were able to convey those expectations to students ...

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Interdisciplinary Curr. Specialist K-12

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