Quantitative Reasoning


Use of data or information

Data or information is recorded, labeled, and arranged accurately.

Organization of data is logical and follows typical forms and protocols used in the discipline.

Data or information is recorded correctly without errors.

Organization of data generally follows a manner typical of standard practice within the academic discipline, but may have some errors.

Applies appropriate procedures

Applies the appropriate mathematical procedures to analyze the problem.

The student can explain why procedures are appropriate for the situation.

All mathematical calculations are accurate and error-free.


 Appropriate mathematical procedures are considered and applied, though some of the factors that influence the appropriate procedures may not be identified.

Minor errors in calculations may exist.

Analysis of the problem

Analysis is complete.

Interpretation of the results obtained is logical and correct.

Within the explanation of the analysis is a synthesis of existing knowledge, understanding of the role of analytical methods, and logical conclusions which result.


Analysis is mostly complete

There may be minor errors in interpretation of the results.

The analysis may not fully synthesize the material, but attempts to do so.

Communication of Results

Results and recommendations are presented in a coherent and logical manner with complete sentences.

Appropriate use of mathematical terminology, symbols, and units of measure; grammar and spelling are correct.

 Student work has minor problems with organization, composition, use of mathematical terminology, symbols, and units of measure.