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.