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STEM Resource Supplements

Best of Exemplars K–8 Science & Math CDs

Exemplars real-world math and science materials are effective resource supplements that support national STEM standards.

Our performance tasks help students' build a foundation in critical STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects.

Exemplars is classroom tested and can be used for assessment, instruction and/or professional development.

Exemplars Science & Math CDs offer:

Hands-on inquiry-based science investigations.

Our open-ended science material encourages students to communicate their thinking and reasoning. Tasks focus on scientific investigation and inquiry linked to earth, physical, life and design science concepts.

Differentiated problem-solving math tasks.

Our differentiated math material includes a "more accessible" and "more challenging" version of each problem. Real-world tasks are designed to captivate students' interests while developing their critical thinking skills.

Assessment rubrics for science and math.

Our standards-based rubrics consists of four performance levels (Novice, Apprentice, Practitioner and Expert). The Practitioner level is proficient and meets the standard.

Use of the rubric allows teachers to look more closely at what their students' work demonstrates about their mathematical and scientific understanding.

Annotated anchor papers.

Each investigation or math 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.


Our science material is aligned to national standards (STEM, AAAS, New Standards and NRC), as well as leading science kits and literature links.

Our math material is aligned to NCTM and Common Core standards as well as national STEM standards and select math texts.

Timely and comprehensive feedback.

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.

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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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Teaching STEM proved to be very time consuming last year and I love the [Exemplars] sample on breathing because the student gets to investigate the real-life situation instead of just watching!!

V. Barker

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