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Differentiated Problem Solving, K-8

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Problem Solving for Today's Classrooms

Exemplars differentiated, performance tasks are available in a variety of offerings to support teachers in implementing effective problem solving.

Our open-ended tasks promote critical thinking and reasoning, and call on students to practice and apply mathematical ways of thinking to real-world problems. Material is designed to meet NCTM Process Standards and can be easily integrated into your curriculum to enrich instruction, assessment and professional development. Rubrics and anchor papers are included.

Download tasks the following grade spans: K-2, 3-5 and 6-8.

Current material incudes:

Differentiated Best of Math Exemplars I CD-ROM, K-8

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This CD-ROM contains 100 assessment tasks with anchor papers and 80 instructional tasks. More accessible and more challenging versions of each task are provided to help teachers meet varying developmental levels within their classrooms.

The CD features:

  • 180 unique problem-solving tasks for assessment, instruction and staff development
  • A differentiated, more accessible and more challenging version for each problem
  • Standards-based, scoring rubrics and annotated anchor papers to accompany the assessment tasks
  • Alignments to NCTM, CCSSM, state, STEM and provincial standards as well as Everyday Math, Connected Math, Impact Math and Investigations
  • Teaching notes to guide assessment and instruction
  • Tasks designated and grouped by K-2, 3-5 and 6-8 grade spans
  • Search capability by math concepts and skills, interdisciplinary links and technology
  • A complimentary Getting Started Guide for teachers
  • A user-friendly browser-based platform for MACs and PCs
  • The ability to be networked within your district or shared within a school

ordering code: DIFCD1

Differentiated Best of Math Exemplars II CD-ROM, K-8

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This CD-ROM was created to complement the first Differentiated Best of Math CD. It contains 100 unique performance tasks to enrich assessment and instruction. More accessible and more challenging versions of each task are provided to help teachers meet varying developmental levels within their classrooms.

The CD features:

  • 100 unique problem-solving tasks for assessment, instruction and staff development
  • A differentiated, more accessible and more challenging version for each problem
  • Standards-based, scoring rubrics and anchor papers
  • Alignments to NCTM, CCSSM, state, STEM and provincial standards as well as Everyday Math, Connected Math, Impact Math and Investigations
  • Teaching notes to guide assessment and instruction
  • Tasks designated and grouped by K-2, 3-5 and 6-8 grade spans
  • Search capability by math concepts and skills, interdisciplinary links and technology
  • A complimentary Getting Started Guide for teachers
  • A user-friendly browser-based platform for MACs and PCs
  • The ability to be networked within your district or shared within a school

ordering code: DIFCD2

Differentiated Best of Math Exemplars III CD-ROM, K-8

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This CD-ROM was created to complement the first two Differentiated Best of Math CDs. It contains 100 unique performance tasks to enrich assessment and instruction. More accessible and more challenging versions of each task are provided to help teachers meet varying developmental levels within their classrooms.

The CD features:

  • 100 unique problem-solving tasks for assessment, instruction and staff development
  • A differentiated, more accessible and more challenging version for each problem
  • Standards-based, scoring rubrics and anchor papers
  • Alignments to NCTM, CCSSM, state, STEM and provincial standards as well as Everyday Math, Connected Math, Impact Math and Investigations
  • Teaching notes to guide assessment and instruction
  • Tasks designated and grouped by K-2, 3-5 and 6-8 grade spans
  • Search capability by math concepts and skills, interdisciplinary links and technology
  • A complimentary Getting Started Guide for teachers
  • A user-friendly browser-based platform for MACs and PCs
  • The ability to be networked within your district or shared within a school

ordering code: DIFCD3

Differentiated Best of Math Exemplars I, K-8: Spanish Supplement

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This Supplement is available for purchase with the Differentiated Best of Math I CD-ROM. It 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.

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
  • Standards-based, scoring rubrics and annotated anchor papers to accompany the assessment tasks
  • Alignments to NCTM, CCSSM, state, STEM and provincial standards as well as Everyday Math, Connected Math, Impact Math and Investigations
  • Teaching notes to guide assessment and instruction
  • Tasks designated and grouped by K-2, 3-5 and 6-8 grade spans
  • Search capability by math concepts and skills, interdisciplinary links and technology
  • A complimentary Getting Started Guide for teachers
  • A user-friendly browser-based platform for MACs and PCs
  • The ability to be networked within your district or shared within a school

ordering code: DIFCD1SS

Differentiated Middle School Math, 6-8 CD-ROM

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This CD-ROM contains 73 assessment tasks with anchor papers and 27 instructional tasks for the middle grades. More accessible and more challenging versions of each task are provided to help teachers meet varying developmental levels within their classrooms. Material supports the NCTM Process Standards as well as the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice.

The CD features:

  • 100 authentic problem-solving tasks for assessment, instruction and staff development
  • A differentiated, more accessible and more challenging version for each problem
  • Standards-based, scoring rubrics and anchor papers to accompany the assessment tasks
  • Alignments to NCTM, CCSSM, state, STEM and provincial standards as well as Connected Math and Impact Math
  • Teaching notes to guide assessment and instruction
  • Search capability by math concepts and skills, interdisciplinary links and technology
  • A complimentary Getting Started Guide for teachers
  • A user-friendly browser-based platform for MACs and PCs
  • The ability to be networked within your district or shared within a school

ordering code: MSCD

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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