Reflection: Checks for Understanding Solving Inequalities - Section 1: Launch

We spent a lot of time clarifying how to read an inequality, how to say what you mean, and what the different symbols refer to. Students had trouble determining which way the inequality symbol should face and had to read the statement with the inequality in it. When I say "greater than" which way do they point the open end? Once we clarified what it means to say "greater than", "less than" and how the symbols should be represented, students were ready to move to the lesson. Defining the symbols was very important.

Vocabulary clarification
Checks for Understanding: Vocabulary clarification

Solving Inequalities

Unit 8: Equations and Inequalities
Lesson 2 of 11

Big Idea: Do students understand what the solution to an inequality is?

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