__Alternative Assessment and Modification of Lesson__

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The lesson used for this assignment comes from my Consumer Math class. The students had to create a document using WORD to compare different used cars. Their objective is to determine which car they should buy using the used cars that have been advertised in the newspaper. They had a myriad of variables that they must consider as they make their choice. Their results are documented in a WORD document where it is necessary to include some of the features of WORD including tables, hyperlinks, and graphing. Students are given the following websites to aid them in making their decisions:

http://www.webfoot.com/cgi-bin/loan.pl

http://edmunds.com

http://www.kbb.com ?

http://www.consumereports.com

I have created the following rubric for this class but with the intention of incorporating it into my own class.

Rubric: Buying Your First Car

Student Name: _______________________

Category | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1 |

Mathematical Knowledge | Demonstration of high level skills in solving mathematical problems | Demonstration of proficient skills in solving mathematical problems | Demonstration of some skills in solving mathematical problems | Demonstration is limited in solving mathematical problems |

Word Document Layout | Work shows a clear understanding of Word features and is organized and easy to read | Work shows a clear understanding of Word features and for the most part is easy to read | Work shows some knowledge of Word features and may be hard to read at times | Work shows a limited knowledge of Word features and is missing several components |

WORD Table for Car Comparison | Information in the table is well presented, organized, and accurate | Information in the table is organized and accurate | Information is organized but table contains some inaccuracies | Information in the table is inaccurate and not easily read |

Computation Errors | 90-100% of the calculations are correct | 80-89% of the calculations are correct | 70-79% of the calculations are correct | Less than 70% of the calculations are correct |

__Adjustment to Lesson__:

This lesson needs to be changed to allow all learners to be successful if they fulfill the requirements in the rubric. This lesson, as it exists now, is too mathematically oriented. Individuals are successful in buying used cars with very limited mathematical skills. The objective of this lesson, true is to use their math skills to aid them in selecting the right car but it is also to set up a document with the proper research that is organized and efficient.