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Standards-based assessment and Instruction

Common Core Math

Problem Solving for the Common Core

An Online Resource for Assessment and Instruction

Built from the ground up to support the Common Core, this resource provides teachers with tool for assessment and instruction. Authentic problem-solving tasks engage students and develop their abilities to reason and communicate mathematically as well as to formulate mathemateical connections.

Material Features:

  • Real world, problem-solving tasks uniquely created for the Common Core.
  • Differentiated material for instruction and exploration as well as formative assessment.
  • Summative assessments that include anchor papers and scoring rationales for each standard.
  • 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.
  • Rubrics that provide clear guidelines for assessing student work. Our assessment rubric supports the Standards for Mathematical Practice.
  • Support for Depth of Knowledge levels 3 and 4.
  • Alignments to the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Content and Mathematical Practice.

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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Here's What People Are Saying

I have really enjoyed using Exemplars. Teaching students how to become better problem solvers has been easier and the students have a more concrete format in which to follow. The rubric is very user friendly. It has really allowed my high-achievers to reach a new level. Problem solving is usually a weakness for them, because they only want to get the right answer... this has opened their eyes to a new way to express themselves mathematically.

J. White

Elementary Teacher

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