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Geometry - Logical Explanations

Content Standards:

TSWBAT...

... use inductive and/or deductive reasoning.

... construct convincing arguments.

... identify flaws in logical statements.

... analyze and develop procedures.

 

Process Standards:

TSWBAT...

... organize material.

... explain their thought process.

... critique work.

... collaborate with peers.

 

Logical Explanations Task


After going over the correct logical steps of explaining a process, we will have our students:

1) write down on a piece of paper the proper step-by-step process for completing a certain task (i.e., putting gas into your car).

2) get together with a partner and critique each other’s work; see if steps are clear enough or if others need to be added, etc.

3) receive a rubric to evaluate their partner with. They will complete it and give it back to their partner along with their rough draft.

4) revise their work to meet their partner's standards.

5) turn in finished draft, rough draft, and rubric to teacher for final evaluation.

 

Criteria

The student will be assessed by partner on the following:

- logical flow of first explanation

- completeness of first explanation

- clarity of first explanation


The student will be assessed by teacher on the following:

- logical flow of final explanation

- completeness of final explanation

- clarity of final explanation

- how well they followed partner’s critical assessment

 

Logical Explanations Partner Rubric


Rate your partner on the following criteria. Rate on a scale of one to five. Give suggestions for improvement!

Excellent Poor

1) LOGICAL FLOW 5 4 3 2 1
(steps are result of previous steps)

Suggestions:






2) COMPLETENESS 5 4 3 2 1
(no necessary steps are omitted)
Suggestions:







3) CLARITY 5 4 3 2 1
(all statements are clear and simple)
Suggestions:

 

 

Logical Explanations Teacher Rubric


Excellent Poor

1) LOGICAL FLOW 5 4 3 2 1
(steps are result of previous steps)

Comments:






2) COMPLETENESS 5 4 3 2 1
(no necessary steps are omitted)
Comments:






3) CLARITY 5 4 3 2 1
(all statements are clear and simple)
Comments:






4) FOLLOWED CRITICAL ASSESSMENT 5 4 3 2 1
(adapted explanation to satisfy partner’s critique)
Comments:



SCORE______________

 

 


 
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