MATH3050.06 Evaluation Standards.

MATH3050.06

Evaluation Standards for Student Work.

Level Standard to be achieved for performance at the specified level

9 (A+) Fully achieves the purpose of the task, while insightfully interpreting, extending
beyond the task, or raising provocative original questions.
*Demonstrates an in-depth understanding of concepts and content,
*Communicates effectively and clearly to intended audience, using dynamic and diverse means.
8 (A) Fully achieves the purpose of the task, with some insight.
*Demonstrates an in-depth understanding of concepts and content.
*Communicates effectively and clearly to intended audience.
7 (B+) Accomplishes the purposes of the task.
*Displays understanding of major concepts,
*Shows clear understanding of concepts, but may include extraneous information or some less important ideas may be missing.
*Communicates effectively.
6 (B) Substantially completes purposes of the task.
*Displays substantial understanding of major concepts, even though some less important ideas may be missing and includes extraneous information.
*Communicates successfully.
5 (C+) Purpose of the task not fully achieved; needs elaboration;
some strategies may be ineffectual or not appropriate; assumptions about the purposes may be flawed.
*Gaps in conceptual understanding are evident.
*Limits communication to some important ideas; results may be incomplete or not clearly presented.
4 (C) Similar to C+, with larger gaps.
3 (D+) Important purposes of the task not achieved; work may
need redirection; approach to task may lead away from its completion.
*Presents fragmented understanding of concepts; results may be incomplete or arguments may be logically invalid.
2,1 (E,F) Purposes of the task not accomplished.
*Shows little evidence of appropriate reasoning.
*Does not successfully communicate relevant ideas.
**Each piece of written work is expected to include:
your current geometry questions and/or ongoing dialog on your previous questions.
Failure to include this will result in a deduction of one level (point) in the grade for the assignment.

Work below a 6 (B) may be returned to be redone. At this stage (third year), it is essential that students work to the corresponding standards of mathematical thinking and presentation. In professional matheamtics, it is common for journals to require a rewrite of a mathematical paper. It seems appropriate to require the same from upper level students!

September 1996


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