**Description**:

**Total Possible Score**: 5.00

Total: 0.50

Distinguished - Includes a clear and concise introduction and conclusion that summarize the paper, including all required elements detailed in the Math Writing Guide.

Proficient - Includes an introduction and conclusion that summarize the paper, including all required elements detailed in the Math Writing Guide.

Basic - Includes an introduction and conclusion, but one or both are vague and/or may not include all required elements detailed in the Math Writing Guide.

Below Expectations - Includes an introduction and/or conclusion, but several required elements detailed in the Math Writing Guide are missing.

Non-Performance - The introduction and conclusion are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.

Total: 1.20

Distinguished - Correctly rewrites the polynomial without parentheses. Shows all steps of squaring the binomial and multiplication, along with any simplification that might be required. Math work is provided in the required format.

Proficient - Correctly rewrites the polynomial without parentheses, but with minor errors or omissions in the steps of squaring the binomial, multiplication, or simplification. Math work mostly follows the required format.

Basic - Correctly rewrites the polynomial without parentheses, but with errors or omissions in the steps of squaring the binomial, multiplication, and/or simplification. Math work somewhat follows the required format.

Below Expectations - Rewrites the polynomial without parentheses, but the resulting polynomial contains errors and/or math work is missing or incorrectly formatted.

Non-Performance - The rewritten polynomial is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Total: 1.10

Distinguished - Correctly evaluates the polynomial with both sets of P and r values. All steps of the process are shown in the required format.

Proficient - Correctly evaluates the polynomial with both sets of P and r values. Most steps of the process are shown in the required format.

Basic - Evaluates the polynomial with both sets of P and r values, but one evaluation may be incorrect. Most steps of the process are shown; however, minor errors may be present in the steps and/or the work may not follow the required format.

Below Expectations - Evaluates the polynomial with at least one set of P and r values, but the evaluation contains errors. Steps of the process may be incorrectly formatted or missing.

Non-Performance - The evaluation of the polynomial is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Total: 1.10

Distinguished - Correctly performs the division of the polynomial. All steps of the process are shown in the required format.

Proficient - Correctly performs the division of the polynomial. Most steps of the process are shown in the required format.

Basic - Performs the division of the polynomial. Most steps of the process are shown; however, minor errors are present in the steps and/or the work does not follow the required format.

Below Expectations - Attempts to perform the division of the polynomial; however, the result of the division is incorrect. Steps of the process may be incorrectly formatted or missing.

Non-Performance - The division of the polynomial is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Total: 0.50

Distinguished - Clearly and seamlessly incorporates all five math terms in a way that effectively contributes to the discussion of the math concepts in the paper.

Proficient - Incorporates all five math terms in a way that contributes to the discussion of the math concepts in the paper. Some degree of accuracy or clarity may be lacking.

Basic - Incorporates at least three math terms in a way that only somewhat contributes to the discussion of the math concepts in the paper. Accuracy or clarity is lacking.

Below Expectations - Incorporates at least two math terms in a way that may not contribute to the discussion of the math concepts in the paper. Accuracy and/or clarity are lacking.

Non-Performance - The math vocabulary is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Total: 0.20

Distinguished - Displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains no errors, and is very easy to understand.

Proficient - Displays comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains only a few minor errors, and is mostly easy to understand.

Basic - Displays basic comprehension of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains a few errors, which may slightly distract the reader.

Below Expectations - Fails to display basic comprehension of syntax or mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains major errors, which distract the reader.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Total: 0.20

Distinguished - Accurately uses APA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title page, and reference page.

Proficient - Exhibits APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout contains a few minor errors.

Basic - Exhibits basic knowledge of APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout does not meet all APA requirements.

Below Expectations - Fails to exhibit basic knowledge of APA formatting. There are frequent errors, making the layout difficult to distinguish as APA.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Total: 0.20

Distinguished - The paper meets the specific page requirement stipulated in the assignment description.

Proficient - The paper closely meets the page requirement stipulated in the assignment description.

Basic - The paper meets over half of the page requirement stipulated in the assignment description.

Below Expectations - A fraction of the page requirement is completed.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.