Common Core Standards:  A.SSE.1.a  (interpret parts of an expression)
 A.SSE.2  (rewriting expressions based on the structure of the expression)
 A.APR.1  (adding and subtracting polynomials)
 A.CED.1  (ceate equations and inequalities in one variable, and use to solve problems.)
 A.CED.3  (represent constraints on linear equations and inequalities in the context of the problem)
 A.CED.4  (rearrange formulas to isolate a certain variable)
 A.REI.1  (explain each step in solving an equation)
 A.REI.3  (solve equations and inequalities in one variable)
 Embedded Standards (to be infused through ALL units of study):
 N.Q.1  (choose and interpret units in understand problems and guide solution paths)
 N.Q.2  (define appropriate quantities in context)
 N.Q.3  (choose a level of accuracy appropriate to limitations on measurements)
*Each standard is linked to www.shmoop.com  where the standards are explained in more detail, with a few examples provided. PreRequisite Standards:  6.EE.2, 6.EE.3, 6.EE.4, 6.EE.6, 6.EE.7, 6.EE.8
 7.NS.1.d, 7.NS.2.c, 7.NS.2.d, 7.NS.3, 7.EE.1, 7.EE.3, 7.EE.4.a, 7.EE.4.b
 8.NS.1, 8.EE.7.b
Allotted Time Frame: 11 days (including test day)
Learning Targets: "I can..."  manipulate fractions and decimals, and convert between fractions and decimals.
 model and solve realworld and mathematical problems involving arithmetic operations with integers.
 use the order of operations to evaluate expressions with or without grouping symbols and/or exponents.
 evaluate algebraic expressions using specific values for variables (substitution).
 read, write, and translate verbal expressions into mathematical and algebraic expressions.
 create and evaluate expressions to model and solve realworld and mathematical problems.
 use the properties of equality to simplify algebraic expressions.
 read, write, and translate verbal expressions into algebraic equations and/or inequalities.
 write and solve one and twostep equations in a single variable.
 write, solve, and graph one and twostep linear inequalities in a single variable.
 write and solve multistep linear equations and inequalities in a single variable.
 use the properties of equality to explain the solution to a linear equation (algebraic proof).
 represent and interpret constraints on linear equations and inequalities in context.
 solve a linear equation and/or formula for a specified variable (literal equations).
 give examples of linear equations with one solution, no solution, or infinitely many solutions.
 use linear equations in a single variable to model and solve realworld and mathematical problems, and interpret the meaning of the solution in context.
Essential Vocabulary  additive identity
 additive inverse
 algebraic proof
 associative property
 coefficient
 common denominator
 commutative property
 decimal expansion
 denominator
 distributive property
 equation
 evaluate
 expression
 inequality
 inverse operations
 integer
 like terms
 literal equations
 multiplicative identity
 multiplicative inverse
 numerator
 order of operations
 properties of equality
 replacement set
 simplify
 solution
 solution set
 substitution
 variable
Resources  Unpacking Documents (written by NC DPI)
 Check Boardworks Presentation Software for readymade, interactive lessons aligned to the standards!
 Discovery Education Videos
 Other Lesson Development Resources
