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Standards-based assessment and Instruction

Math Tasks, K–5

A Resource for Assessment & Instruction

Our problem-solving material engages students and develops their abilities to reason and communicate mathematically as well as to formulate mathematical connections.

This online resource offers educators a powerful collection of planning, instruction, and assessment tools that help students learn to think critically, solve problems creatively, communicate, collaborate and succeed.

Customizations are available for Common Core, TEKS and non-Common Core based curricula.

K–5 Material Features:

350+ authentic open-ended math tasks.

Our real world, problem-solving material is designed to engage students and develop their abilities to reason and communicate mathematically. Exemplars tasks encourage the NCTM Process Standards.

Differentiated tasks for instruction, exploration and formative assessment.

The instructional tasks in this suite of material are differentiated to include a 'more accessible' and 'more challenging' version.

There are 4 or more instructional tasks provided for each Unit or standard.

Summative assessments with student anchor papers and scoring rationales.

Summative assessments are provided for each Unit or standard. Anchor papers and scoring rationales are included that demonstrate what student work meets and does not meet the standard in accordance with the Exemplars assessment rubric.

These are effective learning tools for students, teachers and PLCs.

Preliminary Planning Sheets.

Preliminary Planning Sheets serve as the teacher's guide for every task, outlining the math concepts and skills that students need to know as well as alternative strategies they may use to solve a problem.

This resource helps with lesson preparation and assessing student work.

Rubrics for teachers and students.

Exemplars math assessment rubric offers teachers clear guidelines for evaluating student work and providing meaningful feedback. Our assessment rubric is based on the NCTM Process Standards.

Student rubrics are also included, which provide a tool for self- and peer-assessment.


This resource is designed to meet national mathematical expectations. Customizations are available for Common Core, TEKS and non-Common Core based curriculum.

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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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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.

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