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

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

Essential Understandings


  • Using manipulatives to represent variables.
  • Identify the unknown quantity when given an inequality and labeled figure.
  • Use manipulatives to solve linear inequalities.
  • Understand formula representation (e.g., “h” in the equation means height).
  • Use letters to represent numbers.
  • Solve inequalities and one variable.
    For example:
  • Recognize symbols for equals (=), addition (+), and multiplication (×), less than (<), greater than (>), less than or equal to (≤), greater than or equal to (≥).
General Information
Number: MAFS.912.A-REI.2.AP.3b
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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