# Access Point #: MAFS.912.A-SSE.1.AP.1a

Identify the different parts of the expression and explain their meaning within the context of a problem.
Clarifications:

#### Essential Understandings

Concrete:

• Match items from a problem with variables (e.g., In the expression 6x + 7y, students explain that Bill had 6 times as many apples and 7 times as many oranges as Sam, with x representing the number of apples and y representing the number of oranges).
Representation:
• Understand the following related vocabulary and symbols: add (+), subtract (-), multiply (x), divide (÷), equal (=), variables, unknown.
General Information
Number: MAFS.912.A-SSE.1.AP.1a
Category: Access Points
Cluster: Interpret the structure of expressions. (Algebra 1 - Major Cluster) (Algebra 2 - Major Cluster)

Clusters should not be sorted from Major to Supporting and then taught in that order. To do so would strip the coherence of the mathematical ideas and miss the opportunity to enhance the major work of the grade with the supporting clusters.

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