## Reflection: Debate The Great Inequality Debate - Section 3: Debate + Discussion

This activity is a great opportunity for students to practice SMP #3: Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. One of the reasons I think it is so good for students to debate these expressions is because they often seem straightforward but then students can come up with a counter example. This counter example is a good way for students to begin to "critique" each other's work by using solid evidence.

Constructing Arguments and critiquing the reasoning of others
Debate: Constructing Arguments and critiquing the reasoning of others

# The Great Inequality Debate

Unit 1: Introduction to Algebra: Focus on Problem Solving
Lesson 14 of 14

## Big Idea: Which expression greater? How do you know? Students think deeply about inequality relationships and the properties of inequalities.

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Math, Algebra, Inequalities (Algebra), properties of inequalities
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### Amanda Hathaway

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