# Problem Solving Scoring Guide

Category | Scores |

Understanding the Problem |
6 - Complete understanding of the problem as demonstrated by an accurate representation 3 - Part of the problem misunderstood or misinterpreted in a representation 0 - Complete misunderstanding of the problem and inaccurate representation |

Selection of a strategy |
6 - Strategy can lead to an accurate solution 4 - Strategy selected is incomplete and additional strategies need to be used to achieve a solution 3 - Strategy selected will not achieve a solution 0 - No strategy selected |

Accurate solution |
3 - Solution is accurate, correctly labeled for the representation of the problem 2 - Copying error, computational error, for a solution within a logical range or partial solution for a problem with multiple solutions 0 - No answer, or wrong answer based on an inappropriate strategy and representation |

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