Support for Common Core
Differentiated Best of Math Exemplars, 6-8 CDs
Problem-Solving Support for Common Core
Exemplars math material is an effective way to incorporate both the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice and Mathematical Content into your classroom.
Our differentiated, problem-solving tasks promote critical thinking and reasoning, and call on students to practice and apply mathematical ways of thinking to real-world issues. Material can be used for instruction, assessment and/or professional development.
Exemplars 6-8 CDs offer:
Open-ended material is designed to captivate students' interests and promote communication of their thinking and reasoning (leading to higher-order thinking).
Each math task is differentiated to include a more accessible and more challenging version.
Our standards-based math rubric supports CCSS for Mathematical Practice and NCTM Process Standards. The use of mathematical representations and communication are primary components.
Material is aligned to Common Core, individual state, NCTM and STEM standards as well as various math texts.
Each task includes anchor papers that demonstrate student work at the four performance levels of the Exemplars rubric. These may also be used for student self- and peer-assessment along with our student rubric.
Exemplars is a proven formative assessment tool that reflects student understanding, reasoning, achievement and growth to guide instruction and determine next steps for each individual learner.