Common Core Math Samples

Yours to tryfree: Performance tasks that connect both the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Content and Mathematical Practice. Featuring differentiated instructional tasks and summative assessments with anchor papers, these engaging tasks let every student build their skills through solving real-world DOK 3-level problems.

The samples below are aligned to Common Core standards and include problem-solving performance tasks, teacher planning sheets, rubrics, student anchor papers, and scoring rationales. They reflect just a few of the 500+ tasks in Problem Solving for the 21st Century: Built for the Common Core.



Grade 1


Grade 2



Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.

Grade 3


Grade 4



Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.

Grade 5