Mathematical Journey/Group Project/e-Learning activity - Group Project
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:
|| 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
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
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
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.
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
|| 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
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
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