Grade 7  
Learning Standards as written  Essential and Prioritized Skill  
Number Sense and Operations 
7NSON1  Compare, order, estimate, and
translate among integers, fractions, mixed numbers (i.e., rational numbers), decimals, and percents. 
♦ Compare, order, estimate and
translate integers, fractions, mixed numbers, decimals, and percents. 

Less Complex  Possible Entry Points  More Complex  
The student will:
♦ Define integers, fractions, 
The student will:
Using a number line: 
The student will:
♦ Compare and/or order integers, 

Grade 7  
Learning Standards as written  Essential and Prioritized Skill  
Number Sense and Operations 
7NSON7  Apply number theory concepts,
including prime factorization and relatively prime numbers, to the solution of problems (e.g., find the prime factorization of whole numbers, and write the results using exponents: 24 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 = 2^{3} x 3). 
♦ Use prime or composite numbers, factorization, greatest and least common multiples, or divisibility rules to solve problems. 

Less Complex  Possible Entry Points  More Complex  
The student will:
♦ Use models and/or 
The student will:
♦ Use a model to identify factors of twodigit 
The student will:
♦ Complete a factorization tree for two or
threedigit 

General Education Examples  
Grade 7  
Learning Standards as written  Essential and Prioritized Skills  
Patterns, Relations, and Algebra 
7PRA1  Extend, represent, analyze, and
generalize a variety of patterns with tables, graphs, words, and, when possible, symbolic expressions. Include arithmetic and geometric progressions (e.g., compounding) 
♦ Identify and extend a variety of gradelevel patterns 

Less Complex  Possible Entry Points  More Complex  
The student will:
♦ Identify sets as patterns or nonpatterns 
The student will:
♦ Match a pattern to its mathematical expression 
The student will:
♦ Extend a compounding pattern (e.g., 3, 5, 

General Education Example


Grade 7  
Learning Standards as written  Essential and Prioritized Skills  
Patterns, Relations, and Algebra 
7PRA3  Use the correct order of operations
to evaluate expressions (e.g., 3(2x) = 5). 
♦ Use order of operations to solve an equation  
Less Complex  Possible Entry Points  More Complex  
The student will:
♦ List the sequence of the order of 
The student will:
♦ Solve a simple equation involving two or 
The student will:
♦ Use order of operations to solve an equation 

General Education Example  
Grade 7  
Learning Standards as written  Essential and Prioritized Skills  
Patterns, Relations, and Algebra 
7PRA4  Create and use symbolic expressions
for linear relationships, and relate them to verbal and graphical representations. 
♦ Use symbolic expressions for linear
relationships and relate them to graphic or verbal expressions. 

Less Complex  Possible Entry Points  More Complex  
The student will:
♦ Identify numbers in an 
The student will:
♦ Given verbal data represent the data in a 
The student will:
♦ Graph a set of ordered pairs 