Criteria 
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2 
3 
4 
Total
Score 
Mathematical
Errors 
More than 75%
of the steps and
solutions have
mathematical
errors. 
Most (75%84%
of the steps and
solutions have
no mathematical
errors. 
Almost all
(85%89%) of
the steps and
solutions have
no mathematical
errors. 
90%100% of
the steps and
solutions have
no mathematical
errors. 

Use of
Manipulatives 
Student rarely
listens and often
“plays” with the
manipulatives
instead of using
them as
instructed. 
Student
sometimes
listens and
follows
directions and
uses
manipulatives
appropriately
when reminded. 
Student typically
listens and
follows
directions and
uses
manipulatives as
instructed most
of the time. 
Student always
listens and
follows
directions and
only uses
manipulatives as
instructed. 

Working with
Others 
Student did not
work
e3ffectively with
others. 
Student
cooperated with
others, but
needed
prompting to
stay ontask. 
Student was an
engaged partner
but had trouble
listening to
others and/or
working
cooperatively. 
Student was an
engaged partner,
listening to
suggestions of
others and
working
cooperatively
throughout
lesson. 

Neatness and
Organization 
The work
appears sloppy
and
unorganized. It
is hard to know
what
information goes
together. 
The work is
presented in an
organized
fashion but may
be hard to read
at times. 
The work is
presented in a
neat and
organized
fashion that is
usually easy to
read. 
The work is
presented in a
neat, clear,
organized
fashion that is
easy to read. 
