Exemplars Launches New Online Materials for the Common Core

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“Problem Solving for the Common Core” is an online library that supports K-5 math teachers in teaching and assessing the Common Core State Standards.

Exemplars, the leader in educational standards-based assessment and instruction, announced today that it has launched a new set of online math materials to support teachers in implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in their classrooms.

Called Problem Solving for the Common Core, the online materials are designed to assist elementary school math teachers in planning, teaching and assessing lessons that are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

“We are thrilled to be able to provide teachers and administrators with materials built specifically for the Common Core.” said Exemplars CEO Ross Brewer. “We’ve created real-world math tasks to engage students and to ensure their success in school and beyond,” he added. “I'm also excited about the new Scoring Rationales that accompany our anchor papers. These two assessment tools demonstrate student work and identify strengths as well as areas for growth in accordance with the Exemplars rubric.”

Problem Solving for the Common Core provides over 500 open-ended math problems for grades K-5. The online Library also has rubrics, anchor papers and scoring rationales aligned to each Common Core State Standard. Additional CCSS-aligned materials for grades 6, 7, 8 in mathematics will be released as they are created.

Exemplars is a family-owned business best known for its pioneering work in the field of standards-based performance material to improve assessment and instruction. For over 20 years, Exemplars has helped educators using K-12 mathematics problems and assessments that met NCTM Standards. Exemplars materials are now used in 50 states and 27 countries around the world.

Exemplars is offering a free 30-day trial to educators interested in trying the new problem-solving materials. To access these resources, educators will need to go to http://exemplarslibrary.com/. They will need to fill out a profile and click on “Start Free Trial.” Educators will then have limited access to planning, instruction and assessment materials for 30 days. Additional information about Exemplars can be found at http://www.exemplars.com or by calling Megan Brewer Meadows, 800-450-4050.

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