MATH PROBLEM SOLVING SUCCESS CRITERIA
1. UNDERSTAND THE PROBLEM
- I understand all the words
- I know if there is information missing
- I know how many steps are required to solve the problem
- I can sensibly estimate the final answer
2. PLAN AND APPLY A STRATEGY
- I have checked my notes for similar problems with solutions
- I have selected one or more strategies to try
- I have considered working backwards
- I have gathered useful tools or manipulatives
3. SOLVE THE PROBLEM
- I have drawn a graphic (ex. table, diagram, graph, etc.) to illustrate my strategy
- I have a complete sentence to express my final answer
- All elements of my solution are legible and organized
4. REFLECT ON SOLUTION
- My concluding sentence is clear, concise and complete
- My final answer is sensible
- My graphics have all required features (headings for tables, arrows and labels for
diagrams, labels for graphs, etc.)
- I attempted a second strategy to confirm my final answer
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Problem Solving Success Criteria