This problem solving plan is something that I use with multiple math assignments per unit. It can be used on its own with a singular word problem, or given as a supplement for any assignment that has word problems. When I give this to students as a supplement to their homework, I pick one word problem for them to use this on.
The rubric has specifics on each of the four following categories: Understanding, Plan, Solve, Check. Each category has specific language in the rubric that expects elements such as mathematical vocabulary, organized work, appropriate strategy, efficiency, and logical thinking.
**This plan aligns with the 4 step plan used in My Math, but can be used for any math curriculum. In the specifics of the rubric expectations, it also aligns with many of the Mathematical Practices stated in Common Core.