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Problem Solving for the Common Core, K–5

New! This online resource provides teachers with open-ended math tasks specifically designed to support the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Content and Mathematical Practice. Authentic problem solving engages students and develops their abilities to reason and communicate mathematically as well as to formulate mathematical connections.


Online material features:

  • Real-world problem-solving tasks uniquely created for the Common Core.
  • Differentiated material for instruction and exploration as well as formative assessment.
  • Preliminary Planning Sheets that offer a useful guide for teachers. Math Concepts, Problem-Solving Strategies, Math Vocabulary/Symbolic Representation, Possible Solutions and Mathematical Connections are outlined for each task.
  • Support for Depth of Knowledge levels 3 and 4.
  • Alignments to the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Content and Mathematical Practice.

Ordering Code(s): PSCCK2, PSCC35 or PSCCK5

Please contact us directly for pricing information and special prebuy options for 4 and 5!
Reference offer code: PSCC30 on any purchase orders.

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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Explore our latest K-5 math material and begin using it in your classroom.
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Here's What People Are Saying

The Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union (SVSU) in Bennington was trying to help its local community gain a better understanding of what students need to demonstrate in order to be successful on their math assessments. One of the most difficult sections of the exam is problem solving. Here, students are not only expected to determine the correct strategy, but also to explain their answers in writing, using math language and representation. For four years SVSU has used Exemplars as a curriculum tool in teaching its students how to solve these types of problems...

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