Topic | Proficient | Adequate | Deficient |
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Algebraic / Symbolic Approaches | Understands functional relationships, can manipulate symbols, and can draw conclusions from each. Can effectively solve novel word problems. | Can reliably manipulate algebraic / symbolic expressions. Can handle more than one equation at a time. Can identify and apply similar methods to corresponding word problems. | Can only "plug and chug". Makes frequent mistakes when manipulating equations. Cannot do word problems. |