Sample Performance Tasks

Your students’ success can begin today! Explore sample performance tasks including math tasks that build problem-solving skills, science tasks that instill the skills of inquiry, and writing tasks that build communication skills. These samples are just a few of the hundreds of tasks in every Exemplars product.

How Exemplars Math Delivers

Our authentic problem-solving tasks encourage students to meet the criteria of our Standards-Based Math Rubric, based on the NCTM Process Standards. To meet the Exemplars standard, students must do more than find the correct answer. They must also communicate to justify their thinking and reasoning, use formal math language, create representations to show conceptual understanding, and make math connections.

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*Our users have seen a 36% increase in proficiency.

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Pre K-K Math

K Math

Grade 1 Math

Grade 2 Math

Grade 3 Math

Grade 4 Math

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