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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Office of Institutional Planning, Research and Assessment

GE Category 4 Rubric

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/assessment/gened/GEAssessCat4.html

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