Mathematical Processes 
Work meets standard of excellence 
Work meets standard of proficiency 
Work meets acceptable standard 
Work does not yet meet acceptable standard 
Communication 
• provides a precise and insightful explanation of mathematical concepts
and/or procedures related to multiplication
• uses effective and specific mathematical language, symbols, and conventions to enhance communication about multiplication

• provides a clear and logical explanation of mathematical concepts and/or procedures related to multiplication
• uses appropriate and correct mathematical language, symbols, and conventions to support communication about multiplication

• provides a partially clear explanation of mathematical concepts and/or procedures related to multiplication
• uses mathematical language, symbols, and conventions to partially support communication about multiplication

• provides a vague and/or inaccurate explanation of mathematical concepts and/or procedures related to multiplication
• uses mathematical and nonmathematical language and conventions incorrectly and/or inconsistently which interfere with communication about multiplication 
Reasoning 
• draws out insightful and logical conclusions and recognizes inappropriately drawn conclusions without prompting 
• draws out logical conclusions and recognizes inappropriately drawn conclusions when prompted 
• draws out simple, logical conclusions and recognizes inappropriately drawn conclusions when prompted 
• does not draw out appropriate conclusions from a mathematical situation 
Connections 
• demonstrates a sophisticated ability to transfer knowledge and skills to new contexts

• demonstrates a consistent ability to transfer knowledge and skills to new contexts

• demonstrates some ability to transfer knowledge and skills to new contexts

• demonstrates a limited ability to transfer knowledge and skills to new contexts

Problem Solving 
• develops a thorough plan for solving the problem
• chooses an efficient and effective strategy: may demonstrate creativity and innovation in his/her approach
• verifies solution and accurately determines appropriateness of the response
• draws insightful conclusions based on all available evidence 
• develops a workable plan for solving the problem
• chooses an appropriate and workable strategy
• verifies solution and reasonably determines appropriateness of the response
• draws appropriate conclusions based on relevant evidence 
• develops a basic plan for solving the problem
• chooses a simplistic and/or routine strategy
• attempts to verify solution and determine appropriateness of the response, sometimes correctly, sometimes incorrectly
• draws basic conclusions based on sufficient evidence 
• develops a minimal and/or flawed plan for solving the problem
• chooses an inappropriate or unworkable strategy
• has difficulty verifying solution
• draws faulty conclusions based on insufficient evidence 