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Standards-based assessment and Instruction

Common Core Math

Problem Solving for the Common Core

An Online Resource for Assessment and Instruction

Built from the ground up to support the Common Core, this resource provides teachers with tool for assessment and instruction. Authentic problem-solving tasks engage students and develop their abilities to reason and communicate mathematically as well as to formulate mathemateical connections.

Material Features:

  • Real world, problem-solving tasks uniquely created for the Common Core.
  • Differentiated material for instruction and exploration as well as formative assessment.
  • Summative assessments that include anchor papers and scoring rationales for each standard.
  • Preliminary Planning Sheets that offer a useful guide for teachers. Math Concepts, Problem-Solving Strategies, Math Vocabulary/Symbolic Representation, Possible Solutions and Mathematical Connections are outlined for each task.
  • Rubrics that provide clear guidelines for assessing student work. Our assessment rubric supports the Standards for Mathematical Practice.
  • Support for Depth of Knowledge levels 3 and 4.
  • Alignments to the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Content and Mathematical Practice.

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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Here's What People Are Saying

Embedding Common Core aligned Exemplars tasks into our units of study has strengthened teachers understanding of the Common Core Learning Standards while improving student performance. Significant growth in student achievement has taken place across the grades in the Mathematical Practices ... even our youngest students do the work of real mathematicians to represent and solve authentic real-world problems.

T. Appel Peterson

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