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Chapter Overview One way you can help your student succeed in Chapter 1 is by discussing the standards in the chart below. When a lesson is completed, ask your student the following questions. What were the goals of the lesson? What new words and formulas did you learn? How can you apply the ideas of the lesson to your life?
Lesson Title and California Standards
1.1: Evaluate Expressions and Use Exponents

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u Gr. 6 AF 1.2 Write and evaluate an algebraic expression for a given


situation, using up to three variables.
1.2: Apply Order of Operations

u Gr. 7 AF 1.2 Use the correct order of operation to evalute algebraic


expressions such as 3(2x + 5)2.

1.3: Write Expressions

u Gr. 7 AF 1.1 Use variables and appropriate operations to write an


expression, an equation, an inequality, or a system of equations or inequalities that represents a verbal description (e.g., three less than a number, half as large as area A).
1.4: Write Equations and Inequalities
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u Gr. 7 AF 1.1

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1.5: Use a Problem Solving Plan

u Gr. 7 MR 2.5 Use a variety of methods, such as words, numbers,


symbols, charts, graphs, tables, diagrams, and models to explain mathematical reasoning.

Know How to Take Notes


Keeping a Notebook Be sure that your student has set up a notebook for keeping math notes. Encourage your student to keep notebooks up-to-date, so previous lessons can be related to new situations. These notes can be used to share with you what was done in class as well as to study for tests and quizzes.

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Your student can demonstrate understanding of key concepts by working through the following exercises with you.

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Exercise Find the volume of a cube-shaped CD player, where each side s is 23 centimeters. Use the formula V 5 s 3. Evaluate 10(x 2 3) 1 6 and 10x 2 3 1 6 when x 5 5. The student council is holding a craft show as a fundraiser. Each exhibitor is charged $40 for a table and the admission price is $3.50 per person. Write an expression for the amount (in dollars) raised. There are 38 exhibitors and 420 people attend the craft show. Find the amount raised. It costs $380 to attend a leadership conference. The school will contribute $75. You can save $35 per week. Use the inequality 35w 1 75 380 to model the situation. What does w represent? How many weeks will it take to save enough money? You are framing a picture that is 9.5 inches long and 7 inches wide. The picture is bordered by 2-inch matting. The wood to make the frame is 1.5 inches wide. Find the length and width of the frame. What is the total area of the framed picture? Use a problem solving plan to find the solution.
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Home Involvement Activity


Directions Use exactly five 5s and grouping symbols to make each whole
number from one to ten. For example, 1 5 } 1 1 } 2. 5 5
5 525

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