|A||Fully understands the material covered in class, and in the homework; can extend ideas to new situations and more complex problems; successfully combines techniques to solve problems not demonstrated in class; work is of a consistently high quality.|
|B||Understands most material presented in class and in the homework; correctly applies formulas and procedures to problems similar to those demonstrated in class and in the homework; sometimes successful in combining techniques to solve problems not demonstrated in class; work is of moderate to high quality.|
|C||Understands much of the material presented in class, but is weak in some areas; can solve most problems similar to those done in class and homework; sometimes applies ideas incorrectly or incompletely; needs more practice in some areas for full proficiency in the material; quality of work is moderate or inconsistent.|
|D,F||Has serious difficulty with much of the material from class and the homework; consistently misapplies procedures or fails to complete the solutions to problems, even those that are similar to the ones covered in class; quality of work inconsistent.|
Generally, I try to produce assignments where the grade ranges are approximately 85 to 100% for an A, 70 to 85% for a B, and 55 to 75% for a C, though this varies from assignment to assignment and from class to class.