__Creativity (25%)__4

The problem contains many creative details and/or descriptions that contribute to the reader's enjoyment. The student has really used his/her imagination.

3

The problem contains a few creative details and/or descriptions that contribute to the reader's enjoyment. The student has used his/her imagination.

2

The problem contains a few creative details and/or descriptions, but they distract from the problem(s). The student has tried to use his/her imagination.

1

There is little evidence of creativity in the problem. The student does not seem to have used much imagination.

__Mathematical Concepts (30%)__4

Problem requires understanding three or more mathematical concepts or representations to solve the problem(s).

3

Problem requires understanding two mathematical concepts or representations to solve the problem(s).

2

Problem requires understanding one mathematical concept or representation to solve the problem(s).

1

Problem requires understanding mathematical concepts or representations unrelated to this course to solve the problem(s).

__Mathematical Terminology and Notation (20%)__4

Correct terminology and notation are always used, making it easy to understand what is required.

3

Correct terminology and notation are usually used, making it fairly easy to understand what is required.

2

Correct terminology and notation are used, but it is not easy to understand what is required.

1

There is little use, or a lot of inappropriate use, of terminology and notation.

__Mathematical Challenge (25%)__4

The problem(s) presented can reasonally be solved by a knowledgable student in 10 to 15 minutes.

3

The problem(s) presented can reasonally be solved by a knowledgable student in 5 to 10 minutes.

2

The problem(s) presented can reasonally be solved by a knowledgable student in 5 minutes or less.

1

The problem(s) presented does not offer a reasonable challenge to the average student in this course.

__Solution (20%)__4

All calculations are shown, brief explanations given where appropriate, and the results are correct and labeled appropriately.

3

All calculations are shown and the results are correct and may or may not be labeled appropriately.

2

Some calculations are shown and the results labeled appropriately.

1

No calculations are shown OR results are inaccurate or mislabeled.

__Bonus Marks! - Humour or Drama__+0%

No humour or drama used in the problem presentation.

+2%

The scenario made me smile.

+4%

This work elicited a big grin/a sense of suspence.

+6%

I chuckled/was very moved when I read this.

+8%

I was laughing/crying out loud!

I was wondering what we all think about changing "Mathematical Challenge" to 30%, and changing "Mathematical Terminology and Notation" to 15%.

ReplyDeleteThe two main things that I thought I should keep in mind for this project was that it should be fun and entertaining, and mathematically challenging. I agree that terminology is important, but I don't think, for this project, it should be worth so much (20%). Some people just can't write in a "technical" fashion, and I don't think it's fair for them.

As for the Mathematically Challenging part, I think we should give ourselves more credit for thinking of good problems.