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Exemplars performance material provides teachers and administrators with a way of teaching and assessing problem solving and communication skills.

Our real-world material engages students and promotes reasoning and communication. Each problem-solving task has been classroom-tested and can be used for assessment, instruction and/or professional development.

Math material features:

  • Authentic problem-solving tasks
  • A differentiated, more accessible and more challenging, version of the task
  • Standards-based rubrics that focus on problem solving and communication
  • Annotated anchor papers for each task
  • Support for TEKS and STAAR
  • Teaching notes to guide assessment and instruction
  • Interdisciplinary links to extend problems
  • Alignments to NCTM, TEKS and national STEM standards as well as various math texts

The most powerful form of professional development occurs when teachers work together to assess student performance and discuss student work. This experience ties together assessment, curriculum and instruction. Exemplars material supports this process.

Differentiated Math Material, Pre K-8

Differentiated Math 3-CD Set, K-8

Exemplars math material is an effective way to incorporate TEKS into your classroom.

Our Differentiated Math 3-CD Set offers more than 300 problem-solving tasks to assess students' critical thinking and reasoning skills AND to help students develop those skills.

The 3-CD Set Features:

  • Over 300 real-world, problem-solving tasks that engage students.
  • A differentiated, more accessible and more challenging version for each problem.
  • Assessment rubrics based on NCTM Process Standards.
  • Annotated anchor papers that demonstrate student work at the four performance levels of the Exemplars rubric.
  • Alignments to NCTM, TEKS and national STEM standards. 
  • Timely and comprehensive feedback.
Special Pricing Information:
  • 1 school: $1,246 (retail price: $1,780)
  • 2-9 schools: $1,085 (retail price: $1,550/site)
  • 10+ schools: contact us for a quote.
Click here for an order form.

Pre K-K Mathematics

Exemplars Pre K-K Math provides teachers, parents and caregivers with 20 differentiated problem-solving tasks to capitalize on this wonderful time of learning and curiosity.

Material is designed to be used in a learning environment. Some tasks may be selected to encourage young children to discover strategies, discuss number and other mathematical concepts, and provide opportunities to explore the fun of problem solving and communicating their thinking, while others may be selected as an assessment opportunity.

Exemplars Pre K-K is aligned to TEKS and provided in a print and digital format. 

Pre K-K Math

  • A collection of 20 authentic problem-solving tasks.
  • A differentiated, more accessible and more challenging version of each task.
  • Standards-based scoring rubrics that support the NCTM Process Standards.
  • Annotated anchor papers and scoring rationales.
  • Material is aligned NCTM, TEKS and select math texts.
  • A comprehensive introduction for getting started.
Special Pricing Information:
  • 1 school: $276 (retail price: $395)
  • 2-9 schools: $210 (retail price: $300/site)
  • 10+ schools: contact us for a quote.
Click here for an order form.

Spanish Math Supplement, K-8

Exemplars Spanish Supplement is available for purchase with the Differentiated Best of Math I, K-8 CD-ROM.

This Supplement includes Spanish translations for the original version of each task on the CD as well as the more accessible and more challenging versions. These differentiations are provided to help teachers meet varying developmental levels within their classrooms. Material is aligned to Common Core and NCTM standards.

The CD includes:

  • 180 unique problem-solving tasks for assessment, instruction and staff development.
  • A differentiated, more accessible and more challenging version for each problem.
  • A Spanish Supplement that includes translations for each task.
  • Assessment rubrics based on NCTM Process Standards.
  • Annotated anchor papers that demonstrate student work at the four performance levels of the Exemplars rubric.
  • Alignments to NCTM, TEKS and national STEM standards. 
  • Timely and comprehensive feedback.
Special Pricing Information:
  • 1 school: $647 (retail price: $925)
  • 2-9 schools: $584 (retail price: $835/site)
  • 10+ schools: contact us for a quote.
Click here for an order form.

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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