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

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.

MAT-07.EE.04.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.

For example: As a salesperson, you are paid $50 per week plus $3 per sale. This week you want your pay to be at least $100. Write an inequality for the number of sales you need to make, and describe the solutions.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can name the inequality signs.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can write a simple algebraic inequality in the form px+q=r where (p, q, and r) are specific numbers to represent a real-world problem.
  • I can interpret the solution set in relation to the problem.

Skills Domain (Performance) Targets

  • I can use inverse operations and the properties of inequality to solve word problems leading to inequalities of the form px + q > r where p, q, and r are specific numbers.



    • Try searching solving inequalities, graphing inequalities
    • This concept is found in Chapter 2


  • Inequality


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