McKinley Primary Center
Mathematics Problem Solving Rubric
Big Idea: Through problem solving, students are given the opportunity to fluently apply a variety of strategies and add to their conceptual understanding. Having a systematic approach will make problem solving more efficient.
Performance 
Expert  4 
Practitioner  3 
Apprentice  2 
Novice  1 
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*Understand the Problem
*Problem Solving, Reasoning and Proof
*Explain my thinking Communication
*Show my Strategy Representation 
I showed my thinking using words, numbers, pictures and/or symbols in a way that would be easy for someone else to understand.
My words, numbers, pictures and/or symbols matched each other and the problem.
*I used an equation. *I can explain my thinking 
I showed my thinking using words, numbers, pictures and/or symbols in a way that would be easy for someone else to understand. 
I showed some of my thinking using words, numbers, pictures and/or symbols.
My thinking may not make sense to someone else. 
I showed some thinking by drawing a picture that matched the problem.

I did not show any work 
Picture, Numbers and Words. An Equation and I can Explain my thinking 
Picture, numbers and words: Match the story accurately 
Picture, numbers and words: may not match the story 
Picture only 


5 STAR = all 5 accurate 



