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Word Problems

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Identify necessary information, missing information, and unnecessary information when solving math word problems.

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Order of Operations

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Review understanding of order of operations and apply order of operations to solve number problems.

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Judging Reasonable Answers

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Students will estimate to judge if answers are reasonable in addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication problems.

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Solving Inequalities

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Solve inequalities by adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. Graph solutions on a number line. Solve contextual problems using inequalities.

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Estimation Strategies

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Use a range of estimation strategies, including: rounding, front-end, clustering, compatible numbers, in order to make reasonable estimates and to estimate efficiently.

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Greater Common Factor and Least Common Multiple

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Find the Least Common Multiple and Greater Common Factor of two or more numbers. Apply to solve word problems using LCM and GCF.

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Patterns & Tables

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Solve problems by extending the pattern, finding the rule and using tables.

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Scientific Notation

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Write numbers (greater than one) in scientific notation, and convert between scientific notation and standard form. Solve problems using scientific notation.

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Patterns & Functions

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Extend, describe, and create numeric patterns. Use words and symbols to describe rules for functions and use the rules to solve simple problems.

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Simple Problem Solving Strategies

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Introduce simple solving problem strategies including looking guess and check, drawing a picture, making a table and making an organized list.

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Estimation

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Use a range of estimation strategies (rounding, front end and clustering) in order to make reasonable estimates and to be able to estimate efficiently.

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Solve Proportion Problems

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Solve proportion problems using rates, similarity and percents.

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Absolute Value Equations

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Solve absolute value equations. Set up absolute value equations and solve using the property that both positive and negative answers become positive.

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Arithmetic & Geometric Sequences

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Identify and extend arithmetic and geometric sequences. Find the common differences of arithmetic sequences. Find the common ratio of geometric sequences. Find the nth term of an arithmetic or geometric sequence.

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Order of Operations with Exponents

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Evaluate expressions with exponents using order of operations. Given the answer, insert parentheses into an expression.

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Solving Quadratic Equations by Taking Square Roots

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Solve equations with exponents. Estimate square and cube roots.

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