- Understand that rewriting an expression in different forms in a problem context can shed light on the problem and how the quantities in it are related. [7-EE2]
- Solve multistep real-life and mathematical problems posed with positive and negative rational numbers in any form( whole numbers, fractions and decimals), using tools strategically, apply properties of operations to calculate with numbers in any form, convert between forms as appropriate, and assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies [7-EE3]
- Use variables to represent quantities in a real-world or mathematical problem, and construct simple equations and inequalities to solve problems by reasoning about the quantities [7-EE4]
- Solve word problems leading to equations of the form px+q=r and p(x+q)= r, where p,q and r are specific rational numbers. Solve equations of these forms fluently. Compare an algebraic solution to an arithmetic solution, identifying the sequence of the operations used in approach. [7-EE4a]
- Solve word problems leading to inequalities of the form px + q > r or px + q < r, where p, q, and r are specific rational numbers. Graph the solution set of the inequality, and interpret it in the context of the problem. [7-EE4b]