Our authentic tasks include differentiated versions and provide teachers and administrators with a way of assessing students' problem-solving and communication skills. Real-world material engages students and helps them develop critical thinking and reasoning skills.
Exemplars Number and Operations Workshop.
Implementing Exemplars problem solving.
Fourth grade students discuss Exemplars problem solving.
Fifth grade reflections on Exemplars rubric and problem solving.
Fourth graders offer advice on problem solving.
Supporting the Standards for Mathematical Practice With Exemplars Performance Tasks and Rubric at the Kindergarten Level
This blog represents Part 1 of a six-part series that features a problem-solving task linked to a CCSS for Mathematical Content and a student’s solution in grades K–5. The first anchor paper and set of assessment rationales we’ll review in this series is taken from a Kindergarten student’s solution for the task, “Boots.”
The tasks created by Exemplars are excellent examples of rich problem-solving that naturally elicit the Practice Standards... we will look at the Grade 2 task "Barnyard Buddies" and discuss how it meets each of the eight Mathematical Practice Standards as well as content standard 2.OA.A.1.
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!!
Using the Exemplars has added strength and depth to our mathematics program. Our primary math curriculum is Investigations in Number, Data, and Space a standards-based program. The two fit nicely together because both require students to explain their reasoning and show their work using numbers, pictures and words...
Elementary School Teacher
Socorro Independent School District