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Common Core Math: Grade 7: Expressions & Equations

In seventh grade, students manipulate expressions by simplifying, factoring and expanding. Expressions in seventh grade may contain positive or negative numbers expressed as fractions, decimals or percentages. Students apply their knowledge of expressions to equations and inequalities that represent real-world contexts. In particular, students practice solving word problems that can be represented by linear equations or inequalities.

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Represent and solve problems with equations.

Solve an equation (CCSS.Math.Content.7.EE.B.4a):

Set up an equation to solve a word problem (CCSS.Math.Content.7.EE.B.4a):


Work with equivalent expressions.

Simplify expressions (CCSS.Math.Content.7.EE.A.1):

Factor expressions (CCSS.Math.Content.7.EE.A.1):

Determine if expressions are equivalent (CCSS.Math.Content.7.EE.A.1):


Represent and solve problems with inequalities.

Solve an inequality (CCSS.Math.Content.7.EE.B.4b):

Show the solutions of an inequality on a number line (CCSS.Math.Content.7.EE.B.4b):