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Chapter Quizzes

A chapter quiz only has one or two problems. Solve the problems using properly written step-by-step answers. You may write on the back of this paper or on a separate sheet of paper. Turn in this rubric cover sheet.

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Only problem correctness is graded for chapter quizzes.

_____ Problem One

1. The word problem is correctly made into an equation or other mathematical statements.

2. The math is approached with a sensible method for solving it.

3. The solution is easy to find and labeled correctly.

4-6. The solution is correct.

_____ Problem Two

1. The word problem is correctly made into an equation or other mathematical statements.

2. The math is approached with a sensible method for solving it.

3. The solution is easy to find and labeled correctly.

4-6. The solution is correct.

___ Total out of 12

Step-by-Step Answers link to here link to index

You are not graded on using the characteristics of well-written step-by-step problems. This list is provided for reference to help you.

  1. Paper is ruled with lines tall enough for factions. Work is written using pencil in a reasonable size.
  2. Problems are clearly numbered, spaced apart sufficiently, and easy to find.
  3. Enough of the original problem is included to allow double-checking for copying errors.
  4. Appropriate parts of the problem line up vertically. Equations are solved with the Vertical Format.
  5. Work written horizontally to emphasize terms and to leave room for fraction reducing/unreducing.
  6. The answer is easy to find in a box (or otherwise made distinct).
  7. Answers that should have labels are correctly labeled.
  8. Commentary that helps double-check the problem is visibly distinct.
  9. "Off on a tangent" work is to one side, set apart with a brace or cloud, and points to where it fits in.
  10. Fraction answers are reduced.
  11. Distinct cross-out lines are used each time fraction canceling happens in the problem.
  12. Dots for multiplication and decimal points are not confusing.
  13. Steps are small enough to answer "What was I thinking here?"
  14. Equal signs really mean everything they connect is equal.
  15. Use proper math grammar.
  16. Fractions are written vertically, not diagonally.

Problem Solving link to here link to index

The six step problem solving process applies to each math topic you meet, as summarized below. These are provided for reference to help you. You do not need to annotate your work to show where the six steps appear.

For Chapter Five:

  1. Determine what you are looking for
  2. Draw pictures
  3. Name things
  4. Make equations
  5. Solve the equations
    the cross multiplying step
    the division step
    the answer step
  6. Check your answer
    label your answer

For Chapter Six:

  1. Determine what you are looking for
  2. Draw pictures
  3. Name things
    translate into a percent sentence
  4. Make equations
    use either §6.3 or §6.4 method
  5. Solve the equations
    round your answer?
  6. Check your answer
    label your answer

For Chapter Eight:

  1. Determine what you are looking for
    write what you're given as a fraction
    write "empty" rates without numbers
  2. Draw pictures
  3. Name things
    fill in the numbers for the rates
  4. Make equations
  5. Solve the equations
    multiply
    simplify the fraction answer
  6. Check your answer

For Chapter Nine:

  1. Determine what you are looking for
  2. Draw pictures
  3. Name things
    write a "plan" for puzzle-like problems
    consider which measurements you will need
  4. Make equations
    put formulas in your "plan"
    put measured lengths in the formulas
  5. Solve the equations
  6. Check your answer