Standard 7: Apply mathematics to real-world contexts.

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Number: MA.K12.MTR.7
Title: Apply mathematics to real-world contexts.
Type: Standard
Subject: Mathematics (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: K12
Strand: Mathematical Thinking and Reasoning

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