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**Category 4: Mathematical/Logical Reasoning**

**Goal:** To increase students' knowledge about and ability to apply mathematical and logical modes of thinking.

**Objectives/Outcomes:**

Following the Completion of Category 4 of the General Education Program, students can:

1. Illustrate historical and contemporary applications of mathematical/logical systems.

2. Clearly express mathematical/logical ideas in writing.

3. Explain what constitutes a valid mathematical/logical argument (Proof).

4. Apply higher-order problem-solving and/or modeling strategies.

**Population:**

Sample sections of Category 4 general education courses

**Who does the Assessment?**

Category 4 Course Instructor's Assessment Group

**Assessment Rubric for O/O #1: Illustrate historical and contemporary applications of mathematical/logical systems.**

1 | Identify a historical or contemporary application of a mathematical/logical system. |

2 | Describe a historical or contemporary application of a mathematical/logical system. |

3 | Describe a historical and a contemporary application of a mathematical/logical system. |

**Level of Mastery**

For year 1, baseline data will be gathered

**Assessment Rubric for O/O #2: Clearly express mathematical/logical ideas in writing.**

1 | Explain a mathematical/logical idea in written narrative form. |

2 | Explain more than one mathematical/logical idea in a written narrative form. |

**Level of Mastery**

For year 1, baseline data will be gathered

**Assessment Rubric for O/O #3: Explain what constitutes a valid mathematical/logical argument (Proof).**

1 | Identify a valid proof. |

2 | Describe the parts of a valid proof. |

3 | Describe the parts of a valid proof and the flaws in an invalid proof. |

**Level of Mastery**

For year 1, baseline data will be gathered

**Assessment Rubric for O/O #4: Apply higher-order problem-solving and/or modeling strategies.**

1 | Apply simple problem-solving or modeling strategies. |

2 | Apply simple problem-solving and modeling strategies. |

3 | Apply higher order problem-solving or modeling strategies. |

4 | Apply higher order problem-solving and modeling strategies. |

**Level of Mastery**

For year 1, baseline data will be gathered