Make it easy to grade how well your students understand common core problem solving! Grade with a rubric instead of just marking answers right or wrong!
Included are two rubrics to assess math problem solving using addition and subtraction. One rubric is for basic problem solving. The second is for solving word problems. The rubrics assess conceptual understanding, addition/subtraction fact accuracy, and strategy use. The word problem rubric includes an additional category for the components of the RDW process (read-draw-write).
The components are scored using specific, easy to measure language (4 exceptional, 3 proficient, 2 developing, 1 needs improvement).
There is also a student self-check list that directly correlates with the components of the rubric. This makes it easy for students to guide their own thinking and also shows what they will be graded on. The rubric/checklist combination makes for clearly defined grades and involves the students in problem solving!