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To succeed in a world that’s becoming more complex by the day, she’s going to need the right tools. Stepping into a future where things change rapidly, where she’ll need to solve new problems we haven’t yet begun to imagine, she has to be ready to think critically. Solve problems creatively. Communicate clearly. Collaborate effectively.
That’s where we come in. With math performance materials that foster all the skills today's students need, Problem Solving for the 21^{st} Century helps educators equip kids for the challenge — and prepare them to succeed.
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A powerful collection of planning, instruction, and assessment tools that help students learn to think critically, solve problems creatively, communicate, collaborate, and succeed. Material is organized by rich Units of Study, inspired by the NCTM Focal Points and leading state standards.
Problem Solving for the 21^{st} Century offers:
- Engaging open-ended math tasks to help students become stronger, more confident problem solvers.
- Differentiated problems at 3 entry points for instruction, exploration, and formative assessment, allowing easy integration in mixed-ability classrooms.
- The Exemplars Standards-Based Math Rubric, developed in accordance with NCTM Process Standards, defining key criteria for assessing student performance and providing meaningful feedback.
- Anchor papers showing sample student work at the four performance levels of the Exemplars rubric on summative assessment tasks. Used alongside the Exemplars rubric, this resource supports teachers’ assessment practices and gives students insight into what kind of work meets and does not meet the standard.
- Scoring rationales for anchor papers describing why each piece of student work is assessed at a specific performance level for each of the Exemplars rubric criterion.
- Preliminary Planning Sheets for teachers outlining the math concepts and skills students will need to know as well as alternative strategies for solving each task. This tool assists with lesson preparation and assessing student work.
An extensive library of math planning, instruction, and assessment tools built from the ground up to align with the Common Core.
Problem Solving for the 21^{st} Century: Built for the Common Core offers:
- 500+ real-world tasks that connect both the Standards of Mathematical Content and Mathematical Practice.
- Tasks organized by grade level and searchable by Common Core domain and standard.
- An interactive scoring tutorial tied to Common Core standards that helps teachers hone their assessment skills while using the Exemplars rubric to practice scoring student work.
- Standards-based rubrics that support the Mathematical Practices.
Problem Solving for the 21^{st} Century offers:
- Engaging open-ended math tasks to help students become stronger, more confident problem solvers.
- Differentiated problems at 3 entry points for instruction, exploration, and formative assessment, allowing easy integration in mixed-ability classrooms.
- The Exemplars Standards-Based Math Rubric, developed in accordance with NCTM Process Standards, defining key criteria for assessing student performance and providing meaningful feedback.
- Anchor papers showing sample student work at the four performance levels of the Exemplars rubric on summative assessment tasks. Used alongside the Exemplars rubric, this resource supports teachers’ assessment practices and gives students insight into what kind of work meets and does not meet the standard.
- Scoring rationales for anchor papers describing why each piece of student work is assessed at a specific performance level for each of the Exemplars rubric criterion.
- Preliminary Planning Sheets for teachers outlining the math concepts and skills students will need to know as well as alternative strategies for solving each task. This tool assists with lesson preparation and assessing student work.
A broad range of math planning, instruction and assessment tools designed to support authentic learning. Material is organized by rich Units of Study around the Math TEKS.
Problem Solving for the 21^{st} Century: Built for the TEKS offers:
- 380+ real-world tasks that connect both the TEKS Content Standards and Mathematical Processes.
- Tasks organized by grade level and searchable by TEKS Unit of Study and standard.
- Support for Texas educators in teaching a focused math curriculum.
- Standards-based rubrics that support the TEKS Mathematical Processes.
Problem Solving for the 21^{st} Century offers:
- Engaging open-ended math tasks to help students become stronger, more confident problem solvers.
- Differentiated problems at 3 entry points for instruction, exploration, and formative assessment, allowing easy integration in mixed-ability classrooms.
- The Exemplars Standards-Based Math Rubric, developed in accordance with NCTM Process Standards, defining key criteria for assessing student performance and providing meaningful feedback.
- Anchor papers showing sample student work at the four performance levels of the Exemplars rubric on summative assessment tasks. Used alongside the Exemplars rubric, this resource supports teachers’ assessment practices and gives students insight into what kind of work meets and does not meet the standard.
- Scoring rationales for anchor papers describing why each piece of student work is assessed at a specific performance level for each of the Exemplars rubric criterion.
- Preliminary Planning Sheets for teachers outlining the math concepts and skills students will need to know as well as alternative strategies for solving each task. This tool assists with lesson preparation and assessing student work.