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

MAT-07.EE.04 Use variables to represent quantities in a real-world or mathematical problem, and construct simple equations and inequalities to solve problems by reasoning about the quantities.

  • a. Solve word problems leading to equations of the form px + q = r and p(x + q) = r, where p, q, and r are specific rational numbers. Solve equations of these forms fluently. Compare the algebraic solution to an arithmetic solution, identifying the sequence of the operations used in each approach.
  • b. Solve word problems leading to inequalities of the form px + q > r or px + q < r, where p, q, and r are specific rational numbers. Graph the solution set of the inequality and interpret it in the context of the problem.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify a variable.
  • I understand the meaning of expression and equation.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can write equations to represent real-world problems.
  • I can write inequalities to represent real-world problems.

Skills Domain (Performance) Targets

  • I can solve equations.
  • I can solve inequalities.

Proficiency Scale

Link to Proficiency Scale PDF




  • equation
  • inequality


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