Students who "attend" in class should be able to understand and do three levels of tasks.

Levels of proficiency

How well do you know or "can do" the concept?

Below is a sample rubric based on Robert Marzano's work.
4.0 I know (can do) it well enough to make connections that weren't taught.
3.0 I know (can do) everything that was taught without making mistakes.
2.0 I know (can do) all the easy parts, but I don't know (can do) the harder parts.
1.0 With help, I know (can do) some of what was taught.

Levels of Mastery

The following are a sampling of the complexity of problems.

Type 1 items or tasks addressing:

basic details and mathematical procedures that are relatively easy

Vocabulary such as:
  • Area
  • Surface area
  • Volume
  • Net
Problems such as:

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Find the area of the parallelogram if the base is 6 1/2 in. and the height is 3 1/8 in.
Find the area of the parallelogram if the base is 6 1/2 in. and the height is 3 1/8 in.

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The surface area of this net is______

Type 2 items or tasks addressing:

more complex ideas and procedures

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The volume of the rectangular prism is _______

Find the missing measurement for the triangle:b=8 cm
h=
A=18 square centimeters
What is the height of a trapezoid with an area of 9 square meters and bases that measure 2.4 meters and 3.6 meters?

Type 3 items or tasks addressing:

inferences and applications that go beyond what was taught in class


A flower bed is shaped like a trapezoid with a height of 3.5 yards, one 2.8-yard base, and another 4.6-yard base. A packet of flower seeds covers 5.6 square yards. What is the least number of packets needed to plant the flower bed?

A triangular road sign has a height of 8 feet and a base of 16.5 feet. How much larger in area is this sign than one with a height of 4 feet and a base of 8.25 feet?

The state of North Dakota is trapezoidal in shape and has an area of 70,704 square miles. If the southern border is 359 miles and the distance between the northern border and the southern border is 210 miles, what is the approximate length of the northern border?