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Texas Math Support

Performance Tasks Built for Texas

Exemplars engaging performance material provides a broad range of open-ended math tasks and teacher tools to build problem-solving proficiency in alignment with the math TEKS.

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

K–5 Material Features:

380+ authentic open-ended tasks to support the Math TEKS.

Rich, problem-solving supplements are organized by Units of Study around the Math TEKS. Exemplars tasks engage students and encourage the TEKS Mathematical Processes.

Differentiated tasks for instruction, exploration and formative assessment.

The instructional tasks in each Unit of Study are differentiated to include a 'more accessible' and 'more challenging' version.

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

Summative assessments with student anchor papers and scoring rationales.

Summative assessments are provided for each Unit of Study. 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 and supports the TEKS Process Standards.

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

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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

The Exemplars program is designed to assess students' problem-solving and mathematical-communication skills. It also supports higher-level thinking and extension of mathematical reasoning.

S. Dement

Converse, TX

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