7th Grade MAT Targeted Standards Domain (EE) Expressions and Equations Cluster: Use properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions

MAT-07.EE.03 Solve multi-step real-life and mathematical problems posed with positive and negative rational numbers in any form (whole numbers, fractions, and decimals), using tools strategically. Apply properties of operations to calculate with numbers in any form; convert between forms as appropriate; and assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies.

For example: If a woman making $25 an hour gets a 10% raise, she will make an additional 1/10 of her salary an hour, or $2.50, for a new salary of $27.50. If you want to place a towel bar 9 3/4 inches long in the center of a door that is 27 1/2 inches wide, you will need to place the bar about 9 inches from each edge; this estimate can be used as a check on the exact computation.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

I can recognize a reasonable estimate

I can explain the steps in order to find estimated results

Reasoning Targets

I can estimate using fractions, decimals, percents, and integers

Skills Domain (Performance) Targets

I can convert between decimals, fractions, and percents.

I can apply properties of operations to calculate with numbers

I can convert a word problem into a mathematical sentence