The rubric below will be used to evaluate your blog post. You can use it to self assess your blog post before the teacher reads it and other students comment.
Blog Scoring Rubric
Problem:  Name:  Date:  
CATEGORY 
4 — Advanced  3 — Practitioner  2 — Apprentice  1 — Beginner 
ProblemSolvingStrategies  Uses a very efficient and sophisticated strategy leading directly to a solution.  Uses a strategy that leads to a solution of the problem.  Uses a strategy that is partially useful, leading some way toward a solution, but not to a full solution of the problem.  No evidence of a strategy or procedure, or uses a strategy that does not help solve the problem.

ProblemSolving Reasoning 
Employs refined and complex reasoning  Uses effective mathematical reasoning.  Some evidence of mathematical reasoning.  No evidence of mathematical reasoning.

ProblemSolving Solution 
Applies procedures accurately to correctly solve the problem and verify the results.
Verifies solution and/or evaluates the reasonableness of the solution. Makes mathematically relevant observations and/or connections

Mathematical procedures used.
All parts are correct and a correct answer is achieved. 
Could not completely carry out mathematical procedures.
Some parts may be correct, but a correct answer is not achieved.

There were so many errors in mathematical procedures that the problem could not be resolved. 
Mathematical Understanding 
The solution shows a deep understanding of the problem including the ability to identify the appropriate mathematical concepts and the information necessary for its solution.
The solution completely addresses all mathematical components presented in the task. The solution puts to use the underlying mathematical concepts upon which the task is designed.

The solution shows that the student has a broad understanding of the problem and the major concepts necessary for its solution.
The solution addresses all of the components presented in the task. 
The solution is not complete indicating that parts of the problem are not understood.
The solution addresses some, but not all of the mathematical components presented in the task. 
There is no solution, or the solution has no relationship to the task.
Inappropriate concepts are applied and/or procedures are used. The solution addresses none of the mathematical components presented in the task. 
Mathematical Communication Clarity of Explanation 
There is a clear, effective explanation detailing how the problem is solved. All of the steps are included so that the reader does not need to infer how and why decisions were made.

There is a clear explanation.

The solution shows that the student has a broad understanding of the problem and the major concepts necessary for its solution.  There is no explanation of the solution, the explanation cannot be understood or it is unrelated to the problem.

Mathematical Communication Representation (when appropriate or required) 
Mathematical representation is actively used as a means of communicating ideas related to the solution of the problem.

There is appropriate use of accurate mathematical representation.  There is some use of appropriate mathematical representation.  There is no use or inappropriate use of mathematical representations (e.g. figures, diagrams, graphs, tables, etc.). 
Mathematical Communication Terminology 
There is precise and appropriate use of mathematical terminology and notation.

There is effective use of mathematical terminology and notation.  There is some use of mathematical terminology and notation appropriate of the problem.  There is no use, or mostly inappropriate use, of mathematical terminology and notation. 
Writing Conventions  There are no spelling or grammatical errors in either explanation or comments.

There is one spelling or grammatical error in the explanation or comments.  There are two to three spelling or grammatical errors in the explanation or comments.  There are greater than three spelling or grammatical errors in the explanation. 
Commenting  Student offers constructive comments and/or asks questions of at least two classmates that clarify the problem solving process and/or provides assistance in reaching the solution of the problem. (Comments on 23 posts.)

Student offers constructive comments and/or asks questions that provide assistance in reaching the solution of the problem. (Comments on 12 posts.)  The student comments or asks questions of at least one other classmate. (Comments on 1 post.)  The student does not comment or ask questions or other classmates. (No Comments were made.) 
Blog Style  Student included a title to hook the reader, graphics to enhance reader understanding, sited resources, and included a feature image.

Student included 3 of the following: title to hook the reader, graphics to enhance reader understanding, sited resources, and included a feature image.  Student included 1 or 2 of the following: title to hook the reader, graphics to enhance reader understanding, sited resources, and included a feature image.  Student included 0 of the following: title to hook the reader, graphics to enhance reader understanding, sited resources, and included a feature image. 
Totals  
Final Grade Comments 
