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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