Access Point #: MAFS.912.A-REI.2.AP.3a

Solve linear equations in one variable, including coefficients represented by letters.

Essential Understandings


  • Using manipulatives represent variables.
  • Identify the unknown quantity when given an equation and labeled figure.
  • Use manipulatives to solve linear equations.
  • Understand formula representation (e.g., “h” in the equation means height).
  • Use letters to represent numbers.
  • Recognize symbols for equations and operations.
  • Solve equations and one variable.
    For example:
General Information
Number: MAFS.912.A-REI.2.AP.3a
Category: Access Points
Date Adopted or Revised: 05/14
Cluster: Solve equations and inequalities in one variable. (Algebra 1 - Major Cluster) (Algebra 2 - Supporting 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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Related Courses

This access point is part of these courses.
1200310: Algebra 1
1200320: Algebra 1 Honors
1200370: Algebra 1-A
1200400: Foundational Skills in Mathematics 9-12
1200300: Basic Mathematics Skills (Formerly Pre-Algebra)
1200410: Mathematics for College Success
1200700: Mathematics for College Algebra
7912070: Access Liberal Arts Mathematics
7912080: Access Algebra 1A
1200315: Algebra 1 for Credit Recovery
1200375: Algebra 1-A for Credit Recovery
7912100: Fundamental Algebraic Skills
1207300: Liberal Arts Mathematics 1
7912075: Access Algebra 1

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