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How PS 12, the Dr. Jacqueline Peek-Davis School, Took Student Math Scores “Ahead of the Pack”

12-11-18

Exemplars changed my teaching,” says one teacher … And it changed the school’s learning outcomes, too: So substantial were its improvements in math scale scores that it made New York City’s top 10 list of positive percentage changes for 2017.

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A Mindset Shift in Problem Solving

10-01-18

A third grade student Michael C. commented, “Exemplars is fun. It helps you to do math and writing. While you’re doing Exemplars, you can also work on your writing.”

10 Things Educators Love About Exemplars, Plus 1 Big Bonus

10-01-18

We asked a powerhouse teaching team to share their Exemplars experience. In an inspirational conversation, a panel of educators at the Brooklyn’s PS 12 offered ten amazing ways that using Exemplars has transformed their school.

What Students Need Most When the Stakes Are High

06-04-18

To master performance assessments, just as with any important skill, students need to practice. That practice time is only viable if the skills developed are relevant to their success outside of the classroom.

Understanding Mathematical Connections

03-29-18

What is a mathematical connection? Why are mathematical connections important? Why are they considered part of the Exemplars rubric criteria? And how can I encourage my students to become more independent in making mathematical connections?

Understanding Mathematical Connections at the First Grade Level

03-29-18

In today’s post, we’ll look at a first grade student’s solution for the task, “Pictures on the Wall.” The featured student anchor paper shows a solution that goes beyond arithmetic calculation and provides the evidence that a student can reflect on and apply mathematical connections.

Dynamic Math Learning at The Phoenix School

03-29-18

From our youngest students to our oldest, we find that Exemplars problems engage, challenge, and create mathematical thinkers at every level. Our math program is truly strengthened by the Exemplars component.

Understanding Mathematical Connections at the Third Grade Level

03-29-18

In this blog we’re tackling a task at the third-grade level, Bracelets to Sell, where students explore a CCSSM from the Operations and Algebraic Thinking domain. We’ll review a student’s solution to see how it relates to the Exemplars rubric criteria and if a math connection is made.

Understanding Mathematical Connections at the Fifth Grade Level

03-29-18

In the final post of our Summer Series, we look in on a fifth grader mastering the standard 5.NBT.2 in the Common Core domain Number and Operations in Base Ten.

Understanding Mathematical Connections

03-29-18

This blog represents Part 1 of a four-part series that explores mathematical connections and offers guidelines; strategies and suggestions for helping teachers elicit this type of thinking from their students.

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