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Creating Clay Rubric

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Exemplary

Student:

  • easily finds and uses information from a website.
  • correctly draws estimations of fractional amounts.
  • accurately finds equivalent fractions.
  • compares fractions with like denominators.
  • actively participates in class discussion.
3

Competent

Student:

  • needs some minor assistance to find and use information from a website.
  • draws estimations of fractional amounts with few mistakes.
  • finds equivalent fractions with few mistakes.
  • compares fractions with like denominators with few mistakes.
  • participates in class discussion.
2

Developing

Student:

  • finds and uses information from a website with assistance.
  • inconsistently estimates and draws fractional amounts.
  • finds equivalent fractions with some errors.
  • compares fractions with like denominators with some errors.
  • participates in class discussion when prompted.
1

Emerging

Student:

  • needs hands-on assistance to find and use information from a website.
  • cannot draw estimates of fractional amounts.
  • must be reminded of steps to find equivalent fractions.
  • needs pictures to compare fractions with like denominators.
  • listens, but does not contribute to class discussion.

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