Grading Codes

AEM  =  Adding Exponents which should be Multiplied
CES  =  Cancelling Everything in Sight
CFE  =  Check For Extremum (i.e., not all critical nos. correspond to extrema)
CNFE  =  Confusing Negative and Fractional Exponents
ECF  =  Error Carried Forward (without additional penalty)
EPE  =  Equation Properties for Expressions
FP  =  Frivolous Parentheses
GOWU  =  Goal Of Work is Unclear
LFB  =  Linear Function Behavior
MEA  =  Multiplying Exponents which should be Added
MIP  =  Multiplication Ignoring Powers
MND  =  Multiplication Not Distributive
MRRZ  =  Misunderstood Relationship between Roots and Zeros
MT  =  Empty
MWP  =  Multiplication without Parentheses
OO  =  Order of (Algebraic) Operations
PUML  =  Poor Use of Mathematical Language
UAS  =  Undo Addition with Subtraction
UEC  =  Using Equals as a Conjunction
UMD  =  Undo Multiplication with Division
UPR  =  Use the Product Rule
UQR  =  Use the Quotient Rule

Top Algebra Errors Made by Calculus Students (full document)

Thomas L. Scofield 2003-09-04