Access Point #: MAFS.7.EE.2.AP.4b

Solve equations with one variable based on real-world problems.

Essential Understandings


  • Use manipulatives to represent quantities in an equation in the form px + q = r from a word problem using a graphic organizer.
  • Use manipulatives to solve real-world problems in the format px + q = r. (e.g., Michael paid $15 for lunch. He paid $3 for fries and purchased 2 burgers. How much did he pay for each burger? 2x + 3 = 15)
  • º Have $15 (play money)
    º Subtract $3 for the fries
    º Divide the remaining money between 2 groups for each burger
  • Identify when quantities are equal or unequal in a real-world situation (check your work on the problem).
  • Create a pictorial array of a simple equation to translate wording.
  • Understand the following concepts, vocabulary, and symbols: +, -, ×, ÷, =, ≠, <, >, equation, equal, inequality.
General Information
Number: MAFS.7.EE.2.AP.4b
Category: Access Points
Date Adopted or Revised: 07/14
Cluster: Solve real-life and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations. (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.

Related Standards

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Related Courses

This access point is part of these courses.
1205040: M/J Grade 7 Mathematics
1205050: M/J Accelerated Mathematics Grade 7
1204000: M/J Intensive Mathematics (MC)
1205510: Explorations in Mathematics 2
1200410: Mathematics for College Success
1200700: Mathematics for College Readiness
7812020: Access M/J Grade 7 Mathematics
7912115: Fundamental Explorations in Mathematics 2

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