My favorite experience with Math Exemplars occurred when I was completing my administrative internship as an assistant principal at a middle school. One of my primary responsibilities was to discipline students. If a student was suspended, it was required that a parent come to the school and take the student home.
On one occasion, a mother was unable to pick up her student right away, so he needed to stay in my office until she arrived. I gave him a Math Exemplars problem to work on to keep him busy. He loved it! He was engaged in the problem and truly enjoyed solving it. When his mother arrived, he was excited to show her what he had accomplished. The mother told me that this was one of her son's most positive experiences.Jill Fellman, Math Coordinator, KY
I think the Exemplars are great. My students have really done well with word problems since I have started using some of the Exemplars.H. Knight, Elementary Teacher, CO