## Standards

Ohio's Academic Content Standards in Mathematics

**Patterns, Functions and Algebra Standard**:

Indicators for grade 7

1.Represent and analyze patterns, rules and functions with words, tables, graphs and simple variable expressions.

7.Justify that two forms of an algebraic expression are equivalent, and recognize when an expression is simplified; e.g., 4

*m*=

*m*

*m*+

*m*+

*m*or

*a** 5 + 4 = 5

*a*+ 4.

8.Use formulas in problem-solving situations.

Indicators for grade 8

7.Use symbolic algebra (equations and inequalities), graphs and tables to represent situations and solve problems.

Write, simplify and evaluate algebraic expressions (including formulas) to generalize situations and solve problems.

By the end of grade 9

6.Write and use equivalent forms of equations and inequalities in problem situations