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Inequalities Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde
Easy to read and understand, and full of examples and simple steps, this lesson plan will help you teach your students how to solve inequalities in a snap. Guided and independent work samples included, as well as a fun follow-up game.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • follow procedure to solve inequalities
  • define and use key terms related to inequalities

Length:

  • 50 minutes

Materials

  • dice template on tag board or other heavy paper, 3 for each student grouping

Key Vocabulary

  • Inequality
  • 'In'
  • Equation
  • Inequality symbols
  • Variable
  • Inverse
  • Isolate

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.Math.Content.6.EE.B.5

Understand solving an equation or inequality as a process of answering a question: which values from a specified set, if any, make the equation or inequality true? Use substitution to determine whether a given number in a specified set makes an equation or inequality true.

  • CCSS.Math.Content.6.NS.C.7.a

Interpret statements of inequality as statements about the relative position of two numbers on a number line diagram. For example, interpret -3 > -7 as a statement that -3 is located to the right of -7 on a number line oriented from left to right.

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