When students are solving word problems I print mini versions of these rubrics and attach them to their desks or journals (for reference) or to their papers when grading. Students will use this rubric to grade themselves and I will use them to grade their progress as well. Students then know the expectation when solving word problems. It has helped my students to slow down and work carefully when solving each problem.
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