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Title : Problem Solving and Reasoning Rubric—Elementary Description : A rubric in student language used by elementary students to self-assess their problem solving and reasoning skills. Keywords : Analysis, strategies, uncertainty, open-ended, problems, reflection, processes, communication Instructions : Use this rubric to assess your problem solving skills. Categories Grade Level : 3-5 Subject : Type of Assessment : Project Lemonade Assessment: Problem Solving 4 3 2 1 Anticipating Problems I think ahead about problems I I usually think ahead about With help, I can tell what I have a hard time might have. I think of ways to problems I might have. I try problems I might have. I knowing what problems I avoid problems. to think of ways to avoid sometimes try to think of might have. I do not think problems. ways to avoid problems. of ways to avoid problems. Analyzing Problems I take a lot of time to think I think about a problem If someone reminds me, I I usually just start solving about a problem before I try to before I start solving it. think about a problem a problem without thinking solve it. I use problem solving before I solve it. about it. tools when I solve problems, even outside of school. Using Strategies I know several strategies for I use some of the strategies IIf someone reminds me, I I do not use the strategies I solving problems, such as learned to solve problems. use a strategy I learned to learned to solve problems. making models and diagrams. I solve problems. I usually can choose a good strategy. try to solve problems using trial and error. I usually Finding Information When I have a problem, I can I can tell the difference need help thinking of a I sometimes get confused I often focus on separate the important between important and about what information is unimportant information information from the unimportant information important when I solve a when I solve a problem. I unimportant information. I know when I solve a problem. I problem. If someone helps rarely know when I need when I need more information to get more information when I me, I get more information to get more information. Dealing with Uncertainty solve working onand I have I like a problem, problems need it. I can work on problems when I need it. With help, I can work on I often get frustrated and without simple answers. without simple answers. problems without simple refuse to work on answers, but I sometimes problems without simple get frustrated and do not answers. want to continue. Reflecting on Processes I reflect on how I worked on a I reflect on how I worked on With guidance, I reflect on I rarely reflect on my problem, and I learn from my a problem. I usually use my problem solving problem solving processes. failures and my successes. I use what I learn in future processes. I sometimes I often make the same what I learn in future problems. problems. make the same mistakes kinds of mistakes over and twice. over. Communicating Solutions I thoroughly describe my I describe my solution to a I try to describe my I cannot describe my solution to a problem and problem and can explain solution to a problem and solution to the problem, thoroughly explain how I solved how I solved it. partly explain how I solved and I cannot explain what I a problem. it. did when I tried to solve it. project Student Assessment: Problem Solving lemonade 4 3 2 1 Anticipating Problems I think ahead about problems I I usually think ahead about With help, I can tell what I have a hard time knowing might have. I think of ways to problems I might have. I try to problems I might have. I what problems I might have. I avoid problems. think of ways to avoid sometimes try to think of ways do not think of ways to avoid problems. to avoid problems. problems. Analyzing Problems I take a lot of time to think I think about a problem before I If someone reminds me, I think I usually just start solving a about a problem before I try to start solving it. about a problem before I solve problem without thinking about solve it. I use problem solving it. it. tools when I solve problems, even outside of school. Using Strategies I know several strategies for I use some of the strategies I If someone reminds me, I use a I do not use the strategies I solving problems, such as learned to solve problems. strategy I learned to solve learned to solve problems. making models and diagrams. I problems. I usually try to solve can choose a good strategy. problems using trial and error. I usually need help thinking of a strategy. Finding Information When I have a problem, I can I can tell the difference I sometimes get confused about I often focus on unimportant separate the important between important and what information is important information when I solve a information from the unimportant information when I when I solve a problem. If problem. I rarely know when I unimportant information. I solve a problem. I get more someone helps me, I get more need to get more information. know when I need more information when I need it. information when I need it. information to solve a problem, and I have several strategies to find what I need. problems I like working on I can work on problems without With help, I can work on I often get frustrated and refuse Dealing with Uncertainty without simple answers. simple answers. problems without simple to work on problems without answers, but I sometimes get simple answers. frustrated and do not want to Reflecting on Processes I reflect on how I worked on a I reflect on how I worked on a continue. With guidance, I reflect on my I rarely reflect on my problem problem, and I learn from my problem. I usually use what I problem solving processes. I solving processes. I often make failures and my successes. I use learn in future problems. sometimes make the same the same kinds of mistakes over what I learn in future problems. mistakes twice. and over. Communicating I thoroughly describe my I describe my solution to a I try to describe my solution to I cannot describe my solution Solutions solution to a problem and problem and can explain how I a problem and partly explain to the problem, and I cannot thoroughly explain how I solved it. how I solved it. explain what I did when I tried solved a problem. to solve it.