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Standards-based assessment and Instruction

Research Foundations

Improving Mathematical Problem Solving in Grades 4 Through 8

Published under the aegis of the What Works Clearing House

This report provides educators with, "specific, evidence-based recommendations that address the challenge of improving mathematical problem solving." Exemplars differentiated problem-solving tasks, rubrics and anchor papers provide support for many of the findings presented in this report.

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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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