Translating Math Sentences to Inequalities


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Write the inequality for: A number is greater than 95.

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1. Which of the following is the greater than or equal to symbol?

2. Which symbol is this?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will test your understanding of how math sentences can be converted into numerical problems, specifically inequalities. The quiz will test you on your knowledge of general inequalities and the difference between the symbols for greater than, less than, greater than or equal, less than or equal, and equal. It will also test you on your ability convert math sentences into inequalities, and vice versa.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Understanding inequalities and the difference between greater than and less than
  • Knowledge of the math symbols used to represent inequalities
  • Converting math sentences into inequalities
  • Writing math sentences from inequalities

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allows you to test the following skills:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve inequality practice problems
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as equal, greater than, less than, greater than or equal to, and less than or equal to
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding math sentences and interpret it to create math problems

Additional Learning

To learn more about math sentences and inequality problems, review the accompanying lesson titled 'Translating Math Sentences to Inequalities.' This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn phrases that signal inequalities and understand the difference between each
  • Differentiate between the symbols that represent inequalities
  • Understand how to translate greater than or less than sentences into math problems using the symbols that represent inequalities
  • Understand how to reverse the process to change inequalities into math sentences using the phrases that signal inequalities