# Ch 23: NES Middle Grades Math: Inequalities

### About This Chapter

## NES Middle Grades Math: Inequalities - Chapter Summary

This chapter is designed to remind you of various aspects of inequalities, including how to graph and write them. It discusses the rules for solving systems of inequalities, compound inequalities and absolute value inequalities. Brush up on these and other related topics prior to taking the NES Middle Grades Math examination for teacher certification. Watch the lessons in this chapter for assistance with:

- Describing an inequality
- Graphing inequalities with one and two variables and solving practice problems
- Reviewing compound inequalities and the use of set and interval notation
- Solving and graphing absolute value inequalities and completing practice problems
- Translating math sentences into math symbols
- Working with linear inequalities that require one and two steps

Experienced instructors lead the lessons and provide answers to your questions. Watch these videos on inequalities in order to develop your expertise in this area. You'll be evaluated on your abilities when you sit for the NES Middle Grades Math examination. Written transcripts reflect the videos, and video tags help you move quickly from one topic to another. Quizzes and a chapter exam round out the lessons. They can each be printed out and consulted in your spare time.

### NES Middle Grades Math: Inequalities Chapter Objectives

The NES Middle Grades Math examination includes sections on algebraic notation and inequalities. Specifically, you could apply your understanding of this chapter's material when you reach the *Algebra and Functions* content domain of the examination. Equal to 33% of the assessment score, the section is one of the test's four domains. As you pursue a middle grades mathematics teaching endorsement, answer the overall examination's 150 multiple-choice questions within the allotted four hours and 15 minutes. The test is administered by computer.

### 1. What is an Inequality?

Deciding how to spend your money can be a tricky thing. Should you save it, invest it, or enjoy it? Learn how inequalities can help you make your decision!

### 2. How to Graph 1- and 2-Variable Inequalities

So an inequality is just an equation with a less than or greater than symbol. But what is the difference between 1 and 2 variable inequalities? What does have a greater than or equal to symbol change? When do you use a number line instead of a coordinate plane? Get those answers here!

### 3. Set Notation, Compound Inequalities, and Systems of Inequalities

In this lesson, we'll explore the conditions of compound inequalities and learn how to express them using set notation and interval notation. Test you knowledge afterward with a short quiz.

### 4. Graphing Inequalities: Practice Problems

If you're already pretty familiar with what inequalities are and just looking for a place to practice your skills, this is the place. This lesson covers topics like 1-variable, 2-variable, compound, and systems of inequalities.

### 5. How to Solve and Graph an Absolute Value Inequality

Taking two skills and combining them to make a more complicated problem is a classic tactic in mathematics. If you feel confident with absolute values and inequalities, see if you can tackle them with their powers combined here!

### 6. Solving and Graphing Absolute Value Inequalities: Practice Problems

Solving and graphing absolute value inequalities brings a lot of different skills together in one place. The practice problems in this video will give you a good chance to see more examples of absolute value inequalities but will also test your general algebraic knowledge.

### 7. Translating Math Sentences to Inequalities

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can easily translate math sentences into inequalities. Once you know how to do this, solving word problems becomes that much easier.

### 8. Solving One-Step Linear Inequalities

In this video lesson, you will learn how you can solve any kind of linear inequality that only requires one step. Learn when you need to subtract, when you need to add, when you need to multiply, and when you need to divide.

### 9. Solving Two-Step Linear Inequalities

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to solve any kind of linear inequality problem where you only have to perform two steps. You will know in what order to perform each step and you will know just what kind of operation you need to do.

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### Other Chapters

Other chapters within the NES Middle Grades Mathematics (203): Practice & Study Guide course

- NES Middle Grades Math: Basic Arithmetic Operations
- NES Middle Grades Math: Solving Word Problems
- NES Middle Grades Math: Properties of Numbers
- NES Middle Grades Math: Estimating & Rounding
- NES Middle Grades Math: Number Theory
- NES Middle Grades Math: Roots & Radical Expressions
- NES Middle Grades Math: Exponents & Exponential Expressions
- NES Middle Grades Math: Scientific Notation
- NES Middle Grades Math: Simplifying Expressions
- NES Middle Grades Math: Integers
- NES Middle Grades Math: Rational Numbers
- NES Middle Grades Math: Introduction to Fractions
- NES Middle Grades Math: Operations with Fractions
- NES Middle Grades Math: Introduction to Decimals
- NES Middle Grades Math: Operations with Decimals
- NES Middle Grades Math: Percents
- NES Middle Grades Math: Money & Consumer Math
- NES Middle Grades Math: Number Patterns & Sequences
- NES Middle Grades Math: Properties of Functions
- NES Middle Grades Math: Graphing Functions
- NES Middle Grades Math: Negative Numbers
- NES Middle Grades Math: Absolute Value
- NES Middle Grades Math: Factoring
- NES Middle Grades Math: Monomials & Polynomials
- NES Middle Grades Math: Writing Algebraic Expressions
- NES Middle Grades Math: Basic Algebraic Expressions
- NES Middle Grades Math: Algebraic Distribution
- NES Middle Grades Math: One-Step Equations
- NES Middle Grades Math: Two-Step Equations
- NES Middle Grades Math: Rational Expressions
- NES Middle Grades Math: The Coordinate Graph
- NES Middle Grades Math: Linear Equations
- NES Middle Grades Math: Systems of Linear Equations
- NES Middle Grades Math: Rates, Ratios & Proportions
- NES Middle Grades Math: Measurement
- NES Middle Grades Math: Perimeter & Area
- NES Middle Grades Math: Polyhedrons & Geometric Solids
- NES Middle Grades Math: Symmetry, Similarity & Congruence
- NES Middle Grades Math: Properties of Lines
- NES Middle Grades Math: Angles
- NES Middle Grades Math: Triangles
- NES Middle Grades Math: Triangle Theorems & Proofs
- NES Middle Grades Math: Similar Polygons
- NES Middle Grades Math: The Pythagorean Theorem
- NES Middle Grades Math: Quadrilaterals
- NES Middle Grades Math: Circles
- NES Middle Grades Math: Circular Arcs & Measurement
- NES Middle Grades Math: Transformations
- NES Middle Grades Math: Data & Graphs
- NES Middle Grades Math: Statistics
- NES Middle Grades Math: Data Collection
- NES Middle Grades Math: Samples & Populations
- NES Middle Grades Math: Probability
- NES Middle Grades Math: Sets
- NES Middle Grades Mathematics Flashcards