# Scoring Guide or Rubric for Problem Solving

### Problem solving scoring quide: outlined in a narrative format

1. Beginning - Try to solve problems from memory. Believe solutions are known and need to be recalled or they just pop into your mind.
2. Progressing - Try to solve problems from memory, but if unable to recall a procedure and strategy will seek to understand the problem and try to discover them to use to solve the problem by random search for a solution.
3. Proficient - Try to solve the problem from memory, but if unable will implement a hueristic or procedure that includes steps to understand the problem, restate it in their own words, seek strategies, choose and implement a strategy, and check its accuracy.
4. Advanced - Try to solve the problem from memory, but if unable will implement a hueristic or procedure in a systematic manner that includes steps to understand the problem, restate it in their own words, seek strategies, choose and implement a strategy, check its accuracy by trying alternative stratgies to achieve equal results, and reflects on the process while solving and after.

Notice the results above are in an outline form with a narrative for each level that combines several categories within each level. Below is the same information in a table format.

Next lets see what a scoring guide will look like if the subcategories are separated.

### Problem solving scoring quide: in a table with a narrative format

Indicator Try to solve problems from memory. Believe solutions are known and need to be recalled or they just pop into your mind. Try to solve problems from memory, but if unable to recall a procedure and strategy will seek to understand the problem and try to discover them to use to solve the problem by random search for a solution. Try to solve the problem from memory, but if unable will implement a hueristic or procedure that includes steps to understand the problem, restate it in their own words, seek strategies, choose and implement a strategy, and check its accuracy. Try to solve the problem from memory, but if unable will implement a hueristic or procedure in a systematic manner that includes steps to understand the problem, restate it in their own words, seek strategies, choose and implement a strategy, check its accuracy by trying alternative stratgies to achieve equal results, and reflects on the process while solving and after to improve on their problem solving abilities.