 # Standard #: MAFS.7.EE.1.1

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Apply properties of operations as strategies to add, subtract, factor, and expand linear expressions with rational coefficients.

Cluster: Use properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions. (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.

Date of Last Rating: 02/14
Status: State Board Approved
Assessed: Yes

#### TEST ITEM SPECIFICATIONS

Item Type(s): This benchmark may be assessed using: EE item(s)
N/A

Assessment Limits :
Expressions must be linear and contain a variable.
Calculator :

Neutral

Context :

Allowable

#### SAMPLE TEST ITEMS (3)

 Test Item # Question Difficulty Type Sample Item 1 What is the sum of the two expressions? N/A EE: Equation Editor Sample Item 2 Find the difference of the two expressions. N/A EE: Equation Editor Sample Item 3 An expression is shown. Create an equivalent expression without parentheses. N/A EE: Equation Editor

#### Related Courses

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#### Access Point

 Access Point Number Access Point Title MAFS.7.EE.1.AP.1a Add and subtract linear expressions that include like terms. MAFS.7.EE.1.AP.1b Factor and expand linear expressions.

#### Virtual Manipulative

 Name Description Algebra Balance Scales-Negatives This virtual manipulative allows the learners to solve simple linear equations through the use of a balance beam. Unit blocks and x-boxes are placed on the pans of a balance beam to balance it.

#### Lesson Plan

 Name Description Equivalent Expressions? Students are asked to determine if two expressions are equivalent and explain their reasoning. Miles to Kilometers In this task students are asked to write two expressions from verbal descriptions and determine if they are equivalent. The expressions involve both percent and fractions. This task is most appropriate for a classroom discussion since the statement of the problem has some ambiguity.

#### Formative Assessment

 Name Description Equivalent Perimeters Students are asked to solve a geometric problem by simplifying an algebraic expression. Equivalent Rational Expressions Students are given a polynomial with rational coefficients and asked to identify equivalent expressions from a given list. Factored Forms Students are given two expressions and asked to rewrite each in factored form using the fewest number of terms. Identify Equivalent Multistep Expressions Students are given an expression and are asked to identify expressions equivalent to it.

#### Assessment

 Name Description Sample 1 - Seventh Grade Math State Interim Assessment This is a State Interim Assessment for seventh grade. Sample 2 - Seventh Grade Math State Interim Assessment This is a State Interim Assessment for seventh grade. Sample 3 - Seventh Grade Math State Interim Assessment This is a State Interim Assessment for seventh grade.

#### Tutorial

 Name Description Solving Equations With the Variable on Both Sides. This video models solving equations in one variable with variables on both sides of the equal sign.

#### Unit/Lesson Sequence

 Name Description Variables and Patterns of Change: Translating Words Into Symbols; Linear Equations Lesson Plan 1: Miles of Tiles - The Pool Border Problem, students will recognize patterns and represent situations using algebraic notation and variables. Lesson Plan 2: Cups and Chips - Solving Linear Equations Using Manipulatives, students use manipulatives to represent visually the steps they take to obtain a solution to an algebraic equation. They develop an understanding of the connections between the solution involving manipulatives and the symbolic solution. Students work in teams of four. Site includes a Topic Overview, Lesson Plans, Student Work, Teaching Strategies, Resources, and a video of Workshop 1; Part 1.

#### Student Resources

 Name Description Algebra Balance Scales-Negatives This virtual manipulative allows the learners to solve simple linear equations through the use of a balance beam. Unit blocks and x-boxes are placed on the pans of a balance beam to balance it. Equivalent Expressions? Students are asked to determine if two expressions are equivalent and explain their reasoning. Miles to Kilometers In this task students are asked to write two expressions from verbal descriptions and determine if they are equivalent. The expressions involve both percent and fractions. This task is most appropriate for a classroom discussion since the statement of the problem has some ambiguity. Solving Equations With the Variable on Both Sides. This video models solving equations in one variable with variables on both sides of the equal sign.

#### Parent Resources

 Name Description Algebra Balance Scales-Negatives This virtual manipulative allows the learners to solve simple linear equations through the use of a balance beam. Unit blocks and x-boxes are placed on the pans of a balance beam to balance it. Equivalent Expressions? Students are asked to determine if two expressions are equivalent and explain their reasoning. Miles to Kilometers In this task students are asked to write two expressions from verbal descriptions and determine if they are equivalent. The expressions involve both percent and fractions. This task is most appropriate for a classroom discussion since the statement of the problem has some ambiguity. Solving Equations With the Variable on Both Sides. This video models solving equations in one variable with variables on both sides of the equal sign.

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