# GE Category 4 Rubric

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