Solving Inequalities

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What does translating points on a number line have to do with solving inequalities? Young mathematicians first learn about translations of points on a number line, and then use this information to solve linear inequalities in one variable.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the resource to introduce solving inequalities
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners need to know how to translate, reflect, and dilate points on a number line
  • Note that the lesson only covers two-step inequalities and inequalities with variables on both sides (no distributive property or combining like terms)

  • Includes printable worksheets
  • Teacher guide contains answer key to practice problems
  • Lesson introduces pupils to a unique perspective on solving inequalities through transformations on a number line

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