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With over 500 problems for K–5, here’s how Exemplars Problem Solving for the Common Core works:

1 Plan

Exemplars tasks are uniquely created for the Common Core. Material aligns to the Standards for Mathematical Content and Mathematical Practice.

Find open-ended tasks for classroom instruction, exploration or assessment.

Print and review Preliminary Planning Sheets for each task. This useful guide outlines math vocabulary, concepts, solutions and strategies for every problem.

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2 Instruct

Exemplars instructional tasks are differentiated at 3 levels of performance. These may also be used as a formative assessment tool.

There are 4 or more instructional tasks for each applicable Common Core standard.

3 Assess

Summative assessment tasks include anchor papers and scoring rationales that demonstrate student work in accordance with the 4 levels of Exemplars assessment rubric.

Exemplars rubrics provide clear guidelines for assessing student work. Our assessment rubric supports the Standards for Mathematical Practice.

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For each grade level (K–5), we’ve picked sample tasks from one Common Core Content Standard for you to check out. These are the same, complete tasks that subscription users have.

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