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

Decompose expressions and make sense of the multiple factors and terms by explaining the meaning of the individual parts.

Essential Understandings


  • Use manipulatives (pattern blocks, two-way counters) to represent portions of the problem.
  • Use a tool (such as a mat, table or graphic organizer) to separate the expression into parts.
  • Use algebra tiles to represent a part of the expression.
  • Use virtual manipulatives to represent the problem. Teacher support: Click Here
  • Student manipulative:Click Here)
General Information
Number: MAFS.912.A-SSE.1.AP.1b
Category: Access Points
Date Adopted or Revised: 07/14
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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Related Courses

This access point is part of these courses.
1200310: Algebra 1
1200320: Algebra 1 Honors
1200330: Algebra 2
1200340: Algebra 2 Honors
1200370: Algebra 1-A
1200380: Algebra 1-B
1200400: Foundational Skills in Mathematics 9-12
1200300: Basic Mathematics Skills (Formerly Pre-Algebra)
1206330: Analytic Geometry
1200500: Advanced Algebra with Financial Applications
1200410: Mathematics for College Success
1200700: Mathematics for College Algebra
7912070: Access Liberal Arts Mathematics
7912080: Access Algebra 1A
7912090: Access Algebra 1B
2000500: Bioscience 1 Honors
2000510: Bioscience 2 Honors
2000520: Bioscience 3 Honors
1200315: Algebra 1 for Credit Recovery
1200335: Algebra 2 for Credit Recovery
1200375: Algebra 1-A for Credit Recovery
1200385: Algebra 1-B for Credit Recovery
7912100: Fundamental Algebraic Skills
1207300: Liberal Arts Mathematics 1
7912075: Access Algebra 1
7912095: Access Algebra 2
1200387: Mathematics for Data and Financial Literacy

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