# Math Rubric and CUDDLE (and sample questions)

CUDDLE

Circle the question

Underline the relevant information

Draw it out

Do the math

Look back and show a check for your work

Mathematical Writing Grade 4

*Appropriate problem solving strategies must match the content of the number story.

Examples: number line, number grid, graph, picture, number model, array etc.

Mathematical Process and Writing  Rubric  Grade 4

 Criteria Level 4 Level 3 Level 2 Level 1 Information about the problem/ Mathematical Process   Step by step “how to” process for problem solving.   Explain method was used to problem solve. I have thoroughly informed the reader about the strategies and processes utilized. All of my steps have been clearly supported with justification of my mathematical thinking and ideas. My work is correct. I have informed the reader about a strategy used to solve the problem. Most of my steps have been supported with mathematical thinking and ideas. My work is correct. I have not clearly explained the reader about the way I solved the problem. Very few of my steps have been supported with very little mathematical thinking and ideas. I have written very little about the way I solved the problem.   My written process is incorrect and confusing. Mathematical Details   Numerical representation   Number models or Number sentences My work is correct and includes a number sentence. I have shown my work by using more than one problem solving strategies: number models, pictures and number sentences.* I have labeled the units. My work is correct and includes a number sentence. I have shown my work by using one problem solving strategy, either a picture, a number line.* I have labeled the units. I have shown my work by using one problem solving strategy either a number model, a picture or a number sentence. I have labeled the units. I used some numbers, pictures or objects to match the number story but it was incorrect or confusing. Organization   Show the sequence of steps taken to solve the problem. I can clearly explain all my steps in sequence. I did not leave out any details, and I used transitional words correctly and labeled my process. My steps follow a logical order. I used some transitional words or numbered my steps. Some of my steps are in correct order, but some steps are missing. My work is not organized in order.   I did not use any signal words like first, next or numbered my steps. Math Vocabulary   Math vocabulary related to the concept I used the appropriate higher level content vocabulary words throughout my writing to correctly to explain my mathematical ideas. I used 2-3 math vocabulary words correctly to explain my math ideas. I used only one math vocabulary word correctly to explain my math ideas. I tried to use math vocabulary to explain my ideas but they were used incorrectly.

Mathematical Process Rubric  Grade 5

*Appropriate problem solving strategies must match the content of the number story. Examples: number line, number grid, graph, picture, number model, array etc.

*Discuss the mathematical details and organization of your pieces:

• Where would you fall in on the rubric in those two areas?

• What did you do well?

• What are your next steps?

*After you have discussed you work, write a reflection that includes your strengths and next steps.

Camping!

One week from today we will be at Button Bay State Park in Vergennes, Vermont. Before we go, we need to decide on lean-to arrangements. There will be 68 students and a total of 20 adults on the trip. Lean-tos can have a maximum of 8 people in them. If this is the case, how many lean-tos do we need to reserve?

Is there more than one way to solve this? What things do you need to think about before you start solving the problem? How did you solve this? Make sure you explain your results using as much math language as possible and include some form of representation as well.

Good luck, and remember... show all your work!

I have been looking through catalogs for new pencils to order for my class of 16 students. Every time the ones I have get sharpened, all the lead falls out of them. So, I have decided to give mechanical pencils a try, even though they are more expensive. Please help me. I need to find the best deal. Please refer to the price list to see the information I have. Write to me when you have your answer.

Mighty Mechanical Pencils: 24 for \$13.20

Luna Mechanical Pencils: 36 for \$21.60

Funky Tube Mechanical Pencils: 12 for \$6.50