Solving Inequalities

What does solving an inequality have in common with solving an equation? Almost everything! A math resource focuses on the one exception. The examples lead learners through the steps of solving an equality when multiplying or dividing by a negative number is necessary. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Model solving an inequality by showing the parallels to solving an equation, and justify each step with a property
  • Use the practice problems as board work to easily check for misconceptions
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes proficiency with solving equations
  • The 10th lesson in a series of 20
Pros

  • Provides problems for independent practice with solving inequalities
Cons

  • The objective of the lesson is to solve simple inequalities, but the application example uses a compound inequality
Common Core