Math Problem Solving Rubric
Name: _______________________________ 
Distinguished  4

Proficient  3

Apprentice  2

Novice  1


Understands the Problem  Identifies special factors that influences the approach before starting the problem  Understands the problem  Understands enough to solve part of the problem or to get part of the solution  Doesn't understand enough to get started or make progress 
Uses Information Appropriately  Explains why certain information is essential to the solution  Uses all appropriate information correctly  Uses some appropriate information correctly  Uses inappropriate information 
Applies Appropriate Procedures  Explains why procedures are appropriate for the problem  Applies completely appropriate procedures  Applies some appropriate procedures  Applies inappropriate procedures 
Uses Representations  Uses a representation that is unusual in its mathematical precision  Uses a representation that clearly depicts the problem  Uses a representation that gives some important information about the problem  Uses a representation that gives little or no significant information about the problem 
Answers the Problem  Correct solution of problem and made a general rule about the solution or extended the solution to a more complicated solution  Correct solution  Copying error, computational error, partial answer for problem with multiple answers, no answer statement, answer labeled incorrectly  No answer or wrong answer based upon an inappropriate plan 
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