Name: _________________________________ Date: ___________________

M. Riling Portfolio: End of the Year




Your portfolio will include:

A) A cover page. (5 pts)

B) A cover letter. It will address these questions: (20 pts)
-How you have grown as a mathematician this year.
-Which of the mathematicians’ habits are the most useful to you.
-Which of the habits are the least useful to you.
-A description of why each of the 4 pieces you included in important. Each
description should be 2-3 sentences long.
-How what you have learned about solving problems will help you after you leave
this class.

C) Four polished pieces. You have three already. (10 pts each)






Your portfolio will be graded using the rubric on the back of this page.



Your portfolio is due…

Seniors: May 28
th


Everybody else: June 18
th


4 3 2 1
Creativity
Solves the
problem in a
totally new
way
Solves the
problem with
a new spin on
a basic
technique
Puts a few
personal
touches on a
basic
solution
technique
Solves the
problem in a
basic way,
perhaps one
that was
shown in
class
Explains
Why
Explains how
each step
leads to the
next.
explains
thought
process and
the math in
detail.
Explains most
of the
thought
process, but
not always
how new
information
led to new
choices.
Explains some
of the math
material, but
not the
thought
process.
Only shows
the steps.
SHOWS WORK
Every
calculation,
graph,
visual, and
reference is
included.
Most
calculations
and graphs
are included,
but not all.
Some specific
work is
shown, but
not enough to
follow the
steps.
No specific
work is
shown.
EASY TO
follow
The reader
never has any
questions.
There are a
few places in
which the
reader does
not follow.
The reader
understands
the basic
premise, but
not the
details.
In general,
the reader
cannot
understand
what is
written.
Neatness,
spelling,
and
grammar
The write-up
is typed or
neatly
written. It
would suffice
in a
professional
situation.
There are
several
errors or the
write-up is a
little messy.
The write-up
is very messy
but it does
not impact
legibility.
The write-up
is extremely
messy. it
makes it hard
to read.

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