MA.7.AR.1.2

Determine whether two linear expressions are equivalent.

Examples

Are the expressions begin mathsize 12px style 4 over 3 open parentheses 6 minus x close parentheses minus 3 x end style and begin mathsize 12px style 8 minus 5 over 3 x end style equivalent?

Clarifications

Clarification 1: Instruction includes using properties of operations accurately and efficiently.

Clarification 2: Instruction includes linear expressions in any form with rational coefficients.

Clarification 3: Refer to Properties of Operations, Equality and Inequality (Appendix D).

General Information
Subject Area: Mathematics (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: 7
Strand: Algebraic Reasoning
Date Adopted or Revised: 08/20
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
1205020: M/J Accelerated Mathematics Grade 6 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2020, 2020 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1205040: M/J Grade 7 Mathematics (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1204000: M/J Foundational Skills in Mathematics 6-8 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
7812020: Access M/J Grade 7 Mathematics (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2019, 2019 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
MA.7.AR.1.AP.2: Use tools or manipulatives to compare two linear expressions, with no more than two operations, to determine whether they are equivalent.

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Formative Assessments

Rectangle Expressions:

Students are given equivalent expressions with rational coefficients and asked to explain what each expression represents within the context of the problem.

Type: Formative Assessment

Explain Equivalent Expressions:

Students are given equivalent expressions with rational coefficients and asked to explain what each expression represents within the context of a problem.

Type: Formative Assessment

Equivalent Rational Expressions:

Students are given a polynomial with rational coefficients and asked to identify equivalent expressions from a given list.

Type: Formative Assessment

Identify Equivalent Multistep Expressions:

Students are given an expression and are asked to identify expressions equivalent to it.

Type: Formative Assessment

Original Student Tutorial

Math Soup: Creating Equivalent Expressions by Combining Like Terms :

Learn how to combine like terms to create equivalent expressions in this cooking-themed, interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

MFAS Formative Assessments

Equivalent Rational Expressions:

Students are given a polynomial with rational coefficients and asked to identify equivalent expressions from a given list.

Explain Equivalent Expressions:

Students are given equivalent expressions with rational coefficients and asked to explain what each expression represents within the context of a problem.

Identify Equivalent Multistep Expressions:

Students are given an expression and are asked to identify expressions equivalent to it.

Rectangle Expressions:

Students are given equivalent expressions with rational coefficients and asked to explain what each expression represents within the context of the problem.

Original Student Tutorials Mathematics - Grades 6-8

Math Soup: Creating Equivalent Expressions by Combining Like Terms :

Learn how to combine like terms to create equivalent expressions in this cooking-themed, interactive tutorial.

Student Resources

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Original Student Tutorial

Math Soup: Creating Equivalent Expressions by Combining Like Terms :

Learn how to combine like terms to create equivalent expressions in this cooking-themed, interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

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