Mathematical Processes 
Work meets standard of excellence 
Work meets standard of proficiency 
Work meets acceptable standard 
Work does not yet meet acceptable standard 
Problem Solving 
• demonstrates an insightful understanding of the problem and number patterns
• chooses efficient and effective strategies when applying pattern rules

• demonstrates a complete understanding of the problem and number patterns
• chooses workable and reasonable strategies when applying pattern rules

• demonstrates a basic understanding of the problem and number patterns
• chooses partially appropriate and workable strategies when applying pattern rules

• demonstrates a limited understanding of the problem and number patterns
• chooses inappropriate and/or unworkable strategies when applying pattern rules

Communication 
• provides a precise and insightful explanation of pattern rules
• uses effective and specific mathematical language, symbols, and conventions to enhance communication about patterns 
• provides a clear and logical explanation of pattern rules
• uses appropriate and correct mathematical language, symbols, and conventions to support communication about patterns 
• provides a partially clear explanation of pattern rules
• uses mathematical language, symbols, and conventions to partially support communication about patterns 
• provides a vague and/or inaccurate explanation of pattern rules
• uses mathematical and nonmathematical language and conventions
incorrectly and/or inconsistently, which interferes with communication about patterns 
Reasoning 
• comprehensively analyzes situations and makes insightful generalizations about number relationships 
• completely analyzes situations and makes logical generalizations about number relationships 
• superficially analyzes situations and makes simple generalizations about number relationships 
• is unable to analyze situations and make generalizations about number relationships 
Connections 
• makes insightful connections between realworld contexts and number relationships 
• makes meaningful connections between realworld contexts and number relationships 
• makes simple connections between realworld contexts and number relationships 
• makes minimal or weak connections between realworld contexts and number relationships 