Mathematical Journey/Group Project/e-Learning activity - Group Project

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You have now selected the topic for your final project.  If you've selected from the page of suggestions, you already have a starting point.  If your final project is a group project, you will be getting an e-mail from the group project facilitator. 

Your final project report should have the following sections: Description of Project: Tools Used; Assumptions Made: Description of Model Used To Arrive at Solution; Application of Model; Explanation of Solution; Validation of Solution (checking to see if it makes sense); Self-Assessment; Conclusion.

All final projects will be assessed with this rubric:

Mathematical Journey Rubric
Not Acceptable
Minimally Acceptable

Does not have the

algebraic tools at hand to solve stated problems

Can access tools with some prodding and

then is able to

apply with success toward the

problem at hand

Has tools at hand and can

access them

as needed to solve the

problem at hand.

Not only has a solid available

toolbox of methods but also

has the skills available to add

to that toolbox as needed.


Does not identifying any

assumptions before addressing

the problem at hand

Identifies some assumptions,

but has an incomplete list

Identifies critical assumptions

for the problem at hand

Addresses all assumptions

and thinks ahead to the

implications of those assumptions

for the solution of the problem


Model is either

non-existent or so

unorganized that it

is nearly impossible to follow; conclusions

are unsupported and often incorrect

Model is presented with some explanation

and followed through;

conclusion may have a few minor flaws, but

is generally acceptable

Model is laid out clearly

and followed through;

good organization makes

model clear; model leads

to defendable conclusion

Excellent documentation

accompanies the model and it

is followed through to a clearly

laid-out conclusion, which is

supported throughout with good mathematics


Little (if any) explanation is given regarding the

mathematics used

and/or incorrect interpretation is

proposed. Terms are not defined.

General steps are identified for a

proposed solution, although some

details are missing

or unclear. Interpretation of the mathematics

is generally correct. Most terms are defined.

The problem-solving

process is clearly

articulated and the

interpretation of the

math used is correct.

All terms are identified correctly.

The whole process is explained

fully in each step. All results are

fully interpreted and there is a

depth to the interpretation.

All terminology is defined in

one’s own words and

demonstrates a solid

comprehension of all terms

and approaches.

The solution is not validated.

Some attempt is made to check

the solution for validity.

The solution is validated.

Several approaches are used to

validate the given solution.

No self-assessment occurs.

Some strengths and areas for improvement

are identified.

Good insight is added to

careful identification of strengths demonstrated

as well as areas to improve.

Along with clear articulation

of strengths and areas to

improve, the learner demonstrates impressive insight into the whole process.

When you are ready to write a report on your project, go to Assignment 3

Or, Return to Study Desk