Grading Rubric Algebraic / Symbolic Approaches


Definition

The ability to understand and manipulate algebraic equations, including the ability to draw conclusions from functional dependencies. Competency in this area thus goes beyond the ability to substitute for known variables and to perform the requisite arithmetic.

Rubric

Topic Proficient Adequate Deficient
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.

Other rubrics

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