Reflection: Student Led Inquiry Solving Linear Inequalities with a Comparison to Linear Equations - Section 3: Partner Work


This partner worksheet was a good way to design and deliver the objective of the lesson which was to be able to solve a linear inequality.  Each pair of students were immediately able to see if their answers did not match, and then it automatically sets the students up to search for the discrepancies in the problems. For example, when comparing the work of two students on number seven in Partner 1 and Partner 2, it was easy to see that the inequality symbols are going in different directions.

By setting the task in this way, my students were able to quickly recognize mistakes that they may not have otherwise recognized. When my students investigated further, they realized that the second student did not change the direction of the symbol even though he/she divided by a negative number.  That allowed the second student to make the correction, and reminded them that the meaning of an inequality changes when multiplying or dividing by a negative number.

  Student Led Inquiry: Design of the lesson creates ways to drive the learning forward
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Solving Linear Inequalities with a Comparison to Linear Equations

Unit 2: Expressions, Equations, and Inequalities
Lesson 4 of 8

Objective: SWBAT solve and graph linear inequalities in one variable

Big Idea: Use visual representations to help students understand differences between solving linear inequalities and solving linear equations.

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Math, guided practice, solving linear equations, partner critique, solving linear inequalities in one variable, comparison using a Venn Diagram, partner work
  50 minutes
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