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1 Plan

Based on 21st century math concepts and skills, Exemplars has developed problem-solving tasks and organized them by rich Units of Study, inspired by the NCTM Focal Points and leading state standards.

Each Unit has open-ended math tasks for classroom instruction, exploration or assessment. Our problems naturally elicit the NCTM Process Standards.

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 entry points. These may also be used as a formative assessment tool.

There are 4 or more instructional tasks for each Unit of Study.

3 Assess

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

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

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

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