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 each transformation 
• provides a clear and logical explanation of each transformation

• provides a partially clear explanation of each transformation

• provides a vague and/or inaccurate explanation of each transformation


• uses effective and specific mathematical language, symbols, and conventions to enhance communication 
• uses appropriate and correct mathematical language, symbols, and conventions to support communication 
• uses mathematical language, symbols, and conventions to partially support communication 
• uses mathematical and nonmathematical language and conventions incorrectly and/or inconsistently which interfere with communication 
Connections 
• makes insightful connections between at least two mathematical concepts 
• makes meaningful connections between at least two mathematical concepts 
• makes simple connections between at least two mathematical concepts

• makes minimal or weak connections between at least two mathematical concepts 
Visualization

• uses visual representations insightfully to foster/demonstrate a thorough understanding 
• uses visual representations meaningfully to foster/demonstrate a reasonable understanding 
• uses visual representations simply to foster/demonstrate a basic understanding 
• uses visual representations poorly to foster/demonstrate an incomplete understanding 