Using the State Curriculum: Mathematics, Grade 7Algebra  Geometry  Measurement  Statistics  Probability  Number  Processes 
Sample Assessments: Each sample assessment item gives an idea of how an assessment item on the MSA might be presented. The items appropriately measure the content of the State Curriculum and may be formatted similarly to those appearing on the MSA; however, these are sample items only and have not appeared on any MSA form. 
Standard 1.0 Knowledge of Algebra, Patterns, and Functions 
Topic B. Expressions, Equations, and Inequalities 
Indicator 1. Write and evaluate expressions 
Objective b. Evaluate algebraic expressions 
Assessment limit: Use one unknown and no more than two operations (+, , ×, ÷ with no remainders) with whole numbers (0 – 200), fractions with denominators as factors of 100 (0 – 100), or decimals with no more than three decimal places (0 – 100)

Extended Constructed Response (ECR) Item 


Note: This problem is solved without a calculator.
Amanda's long distance telephone plan charges a monthly fee of $14.95 and $.05 per minute for the number of minutes (m) that she uses her telephone. The monthly charge for Amanda's long distance telephone plan is represented by the expression shown below. 14.95 + 0.05m Step A How much is the monthly charge for Amanda's long distance telephone plan if she talks for 150 minutes in one month? Step B
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