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Stevens Institute of Technology

 
Polynomial Functions and Mathematical Modeling

Assessment

Each of the questions from the student worksheets in the Student Directions can be used for assessment based on the following sample rubric.

Student Worksheet Questions Score (points)
Part A: Latitude vs. Daylight
1. Understands what positive and negative latitudes represent. ____/2
2. Explains the trend in the data
6 4 2
Explanation is sensible, detailed and clear.  Explanation is detailed and clear. Explanation is provided.

 

____/6
3.  Identifies domain and range for data
3 2 1
Identifies appropriate domain and range Identifies appropriate domain OR range Identifies somewhat appropriate domain or range

 

____/3
4. No answer needed  
5. Select best model for data
6 4 2
Explanation shows complete understanding of math concepts Explanation shows some understanding of math concepts Explanation shows very limited understanding of math concepts

 

____/6
6. Predict shape of model for a different time of year
6 4 2
Provides a clear explanation using supportive data Provides a somewhat clear explanation with data Provides an explanation

 

____/6
Part B: Latitude vs. Temperature
1. No answer needed  
2. Explains the trend in the data
6 4 2
Explanation is sensible, detailed and clear.  Explanation is detailed and clear. Explanation is provided.
 
____/6
3.  Identifies domain and range for data
3 2 1
Identifies appropriate domain and range Identifies appropriate domain OR range Identifies somewhat appropriate domain or range
 
____/3
4. No answer needed  
5. Select best model for data
6 4 2
Explanation shows complete understanding of math concepts Explanation shows some understanding of math concepts Explanation shows very limited understanding of math concepts
 
____/6
6. Explains reasons for outliers
6 4 2
Explanation is sensible, detailed and clear.  Explanation is detailed and clear. Explanation is provided.

 

____/6
7. Predict shape of model for a different time of year
6 4 2
Provides a clear explanation using supportive data Provides a somewhat clear explanation with data Provides an explanation

 

____/6
Total: ____/50

(NOTE: this RWLO is based on the Global Sun Temperature Project)


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