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.2 (and the correct materials list that equals 86 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 (and materials list that equals 86 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

1. 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.
2. 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..
3. The conclusion states strong reasons (implying confidence) from the second criteria. The conclusion should test their solution with the parameters of the problem.