**South Carolina Education Standards & Learning**. Algebra is the practice of using expressions with letters or variables that represent numbers. Words can be changed into a mathematical expression by using the words, plus, exceeds, diminished, less, times, the product, divided, the quotient and many more. Algebra uses variables to represent a value that is not yet known. Read More...

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SC.PS. South Carolina College- and Career-Ready Mathematical Process Standards

PS.6. Communicate mathematically and approach mathematical situations with precision.

PS.6c. Use appropriate and precise mathematical language.

SC.7.NS. The Number System

7.NS.4. Understand and apply the concepts of comparing and ordering to rational numbers.

7.NS.4b. Use concepts of equality and inequality to write and explain real-world and mathematical situations.

SC.7.EEI. Expressions, Equations, and Inequalities

7.EEI.1. Apply mathematical properties (e.g., commutative, associative, distributive) to simplify and to factor linear algebraic expressions with rational coefficients.

7.EEI.4. Apply the concepts of linear equations and inequalities in one variable to real-world and mathematical situations.

7.EEI.4a. Write and fluently solve linear equations of the form ax+b=c and a(x+b)=c where a, b, and c are rational numbers.

7.EEI.4b. Write and solve multi-step linear equations that include the use of the distributive property and combining like terms. Exclude equations that contain variables on both sides.

7.EEI.4c. Write and solve two-step linear inequalities. Graph the solution set on a number line and interpret its meaning.

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