MathLinks: Essentials Packets are composed of an opening problem, three multiday lessons, practice pages, review activities, and student resources. You can view all packets here.
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Standards cited are from the Common Core. TE and SP refer to the Teacher Edition and Student Packet pages you’ll receive to pilot.
Lesson Excerpt  Description  MathLinks Essentials Pages 

NUMBER BASETEN  (NBT1) Whole Number Multiplication and Division Lesson excerpt: Division Strategies  Students use repeated subtraction and a chunking strategy to make sense of division prior to tackling the standard long division algorithm.  TE: 9, 9ab, 10 SP: 9, 10 SD: NBT1.2a 
FRACTIONS  (FR1) Fraction Concepts Lesson excerpt: Fraction Strips 1  Students create fraction strips (a linear model) for halves, fourths, and eighths, and they explore relationships between these fractions.  TE: 3, 3a, 4 SP: 3, 4 SD: FR1.1a Reproducible: R1 
(FR 2) Fraction Addition and Subtraction Lesson excerpt: Adding Fractions Using Mental Math  Students begin the study of fraction operations by using contexts, pictures, and mental math to perform fraction addition.  TE: 4, 4a SP: 4 SD: FR2.1a 

INTEGERS  (IN1) Introduction to Integers Lesson excerpt: Temperature Change  Students use a temperature context and number lines to make sense of temperature changes involving signed numbers.  TE: 4, 4ab, 5 SP: 4,5 SD: IN1.1 
(IN2) Integers 2 Lesson excerpt: A Counter Model  Students use counters to represent positive and negative numbers, an important step in leading up to using counters for operations on signed numbers.  TE: 3, 3ab, 4 SP: 3, 4 SD: INT2.1 Reproducible: R7 

EXPRESSIONS AND EQUATIONS  (EE1) Variables and Balance Lesson excerpt: Variables and Expressions  Students define and use variables to write and evaluate expressions in a menu context.  TE: 9, 9a, 10 SP: 9, 10 SD: EE1.2a 
(EE2) Expressions and Balance Lesson excerpt: The Hundred Chart Puzzle  Students use 7th grade level equation solving skills to solve number problems based on the hundred chart.  TE: 18, 19, 19ab SP: 18, 19 SD: EE2.3 Reproducible: R4 

PROPORTIONAL REASONING  (PR1) Ratio Representations Lesson excerpt: Paint Mixtures  In this introduction to tape diagrams, students use cards depicting paint mixtures to reason intuitively in a proportional context.  TE: 3, 4, 5 SP: 3, 4, 5 Reproducible: R1 
(PR3) Proportional Reasoning Applications Lesson excerpt: Art Supplies  Students represent costs and quantities using tables and double number lines.  TE 3, 3a, 4 SP 3, 4 SD: RP3.1 

FUNCTIONS  (FUN1) Introduction to Linear Functions Lesson excerpt: Saving for a Bicycle  Students represent inputoutput rules using equations, tables and graphs.  TE 3, 3ab, 4, 5 SP: 3, 4, 5 SD: FUN1.1 