WASHINGTON STATE MATHEMATICS COUNCIL - 1997 MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH OLYMPIAD

GRADES 7 AND 8 SESSION I - PROBLEM SOLVING

Score |
Description (not mandatory if in parentheses) |

4 |
Excellent: Solution includes a strong inclusion of all criteria and the optimal solution: Map show all labeled displays with correct dimensions, total area dimensions are 136 ft. |

3 |
Outstanding: Solution includes all criteria for an acceptable solution: a map with 3 of 4 displays correct, total area less that 160 ft. |

2 |
Very good: Solution includes at least 2 of the 4 criteria, one of which must be the map with 3 of the 4 displays correct. |

1 |
Good: Solution includes 2 of the 4 criteria and an attempt at one more criteria. |

0 |
No reasonable response. |

CLOUD MOUNTAIN PROBLEM CRITERIA

- The
__statement of the problem__is a reasonable understanding of the task: finding the area of 4 displays within the overall area and mapping their understanding, labeling the appropriate garden, and building a list of materials from their investigation. - The
__investigation__includes a dimensioned map of the area and of the displays, labeled displays and a list of the materials that equal 86 ft.. - The
__conclusion__states strong reasons (implying confidence) from the second criteria. The conclusion should test their solution with the parameters of the problem.