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    Math - Problem Solving : Exploring Quadratic Equations


    Teacher Name: Ms. Zimmerman


    Student Name:     ________________________________________

CATEGORY
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Mathematical Reasoning
Uses complex and refined mathematical reasoning to compare and contrast graphs.
Uses effective mathematical reasoning to compare and contrast graphs.
Some evidence of mathematical reasoning to compare and contrast graphs.
Little evidence of mathematical reasoning to compare and contrast graphs.
Use of Graphing Calculator
Student always listens and follows directions and only uses graphing calculator as instructed.
Student typically listens and follows directions and uses graphing calculator as instructed most of the time.
Student sometimes listens and follows directions and uses graphing calculator appropriately when reminded.
Student rarely listens and often "plays" with the graping calculator instead of using it as instructed.
Graphs
Sketches of most graphs are completely accurate and fully support the correct conclusion.
Sketches of some graphs have minor errors but can still be used to support the correct conclusion.
Sketches of some graphs contain major errors.
Sketches of most graphs are totally inappropriate; for example, sketch shows linear rather than quadratic function.
Working with Others
Student was an engaged partner, listening to suggestions of others and working cooperatively throughout lesson.
Student was an engaged partner but had trouble listening to others and/or working cooperatively.
Student cooperated with others, but needed prompting to stay on-task.
Student did not work effectively with others.
Explanation
Explanation is detailed and clear. Appropriate mathematical vocabulary is used.
Explanation is clear. Appropriate mathematical vocabulary is used.
Explanation is a little difficult to understand, but includes critical components. Mathematical vocabulary is sometimes used.
Explanation is difficult to understand and is missing several components OR was not included. Mathematical vocabulary is not used.

Date Created: November 20, 2004


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