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Supporting the TEKS Mathematical Processes with Exemplars Performance Tasks and Rubric at the Third Grade Level

07-05-16

The fourth anchor paper and set of assessment rationales we’ll review in this series is taken from a third grade student’s solution for the task, “Henry’s Lego Structure.”

Supporting the TEKS Mathematical Processes with Exemplars Performance Tasks and Rubric at the Second Grade Level

05-13-16

The third anchor paper and set of assessment rationales we’ll review in this series is taken from a second grade student’s solution for the task, “A New Hamster Toy.”

Supporting the TEKS Mathematical Processes with Exemplars Performance Tasks and Rubric at the First Grade Level

04-07-16

The second anchor paper and set of assessment rationales we’ll review in this series is taken from a first grade student’s solution for the task, “A Birdbath.”

Preparing our Kids for Success Beyond the Classroom

03-25-16

Why is problem solving so important? At a mathematical level, problem-solving skills are critical to the development of understanding more advanced mathematics and the ability to perform other complex tasks. This in turn creates the foundation to solve problems in the real world.

Supporting the TEKS Mathematical Processes with Exemplars Performance Tasks and Rubric at the Kindergarten Level

02-09-16

This blog represents Part 1 of a six-part series that features a problem-solving task linked to a Unit of Study for the Math TEKS and a student’s solution in grades K–5. Evidence of all seven Mathematical Process Standards will be exhibited by the end of the series.

Great Minds Don’t Always Think Alike

01-15-16

Working in special education, I help students with special needs as well as other students who struggle with math. One of the most beneficial features of Exemplars is the ability to differentiate easily for struggling learners.

Exemplars in the Classroom: “They Want to Become Experts.”

10-27-15

At the beginning of the year, I explained each portion of the Exemplars rubric to the students. The rubrics are very student-friendly and I find that they inspire students to want to become Experts.

Preparing for the New Math TEKS: Using Rubrics to Guide Teachers and Students

10-06-15

As you begin preparing your staff to focus on the new math TEKS this year, rubrics should play a key role in terms of helping your teachers and students achieve success with the new standards.

Understanding Mathematical Connections at the Fifth Grade Level

08-18-15

In the final post of our Summer Series, we look in on a fifth grader mastering the standard 5.NBT.2 in the Common Core domain Number and Operations in Base Ten.

Understanding Mathematical Connections at the Third Grade Level

08-05-15

In this blog we’re tackling a task at the third-grade level, Bracelets to Sell, where students explore a CCSSM from the Operations and Algebraic Thinking domain. We’ll review a student’s solution to see how it relates to the Exemplars rubric criteria and if a math connection is made.

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