These guided notes pages were created to be used with my PowerPoint lesson "Writing and Graphing Inequalities." Parts of the notes are intentionally left blank so students that are overly eager to work ahead must wait for the class on particular problems. This is necessary because some students are not able to find their misconceptions, and instead, these students may end up reinforcing inaccurate work if they keep working ahead without catching errors in reasoning or procedure.
A common mistake is that students believe the inequality symbol points the direction of the graph of the inequality regardless of whether the variable is written on the left of the right. This shows that students are trying to memorize a trick instead of understanding the concept of less or greater and how that is represented with a number line.
Please see the preview of the PowerPoint lesson to better understand how these notes can be effectively used in the classroom.
The PowerPoint lesson can be found here: