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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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