In Algebra 1 students are introduced to inequalities with variables. When it comes time for the test this is a great review for students. It is up to you if you would like the students to graph their inequality as well or just find the inequality statement. There is a few methods this review can be conducted.
1. Scavenger Hunt Method
There is a sheet involved with 11 inequalities that you can cut and then hang around the room. Students will then use their response sheet (included) to record there answers. It gives the students a chance to walk around the room (randomly, so remind students to look at the NUMBER of the problem and record it in the correct spot), interact with other students to solve the problems. It helps if all students have something hard to write on (clip boards, binder) as they journey around the room. Once a student is done I usually have them check with me, if they got one incomplete they need to return to that number and try again (if you want them to check it half way you can do that as well)
This can be a little chaotic, but just be sure to have clear expectations set in place before they start (movement should be walking, quiet voices...)
2. Review games
Reviews are a great way to integrate learning and FUN! I've used these games in the past:
- basketball review (if you get the question correct your team gets a chance to shoot)
- Connect 4 (if you answer the question correctly your team gets to place a sticky note on the graph - usually 5 x6 depending on how many teams you have - and the goal is to connect 4 before any of the other teams)
- Grudge Ball (each team is given 10 x's on the board. Once a team answers correctly they get a chance to shoot, if they make it they may erase 2 x's from the board, if they miss they may only erase 1 x. The team with the most x's at the end of the game wins. If a team looses all 10 x's they have to make a shoot in order to gain 2 x's to be back in the game)
3. Math Stations
You can divide the list of inequalities in to 4 groups (or whatever size you would like) and then students will have an allotted time limited at each station to work together and compile the problems. Then they will move on to the next station, again use the response sheet to record their answer and work.
4. Study Guide
Many teacher give out study guides and this could be given as extra credit or for a homework grade.
For students who struggle to copy down the problems there is a response sheet included that already has the equations written down. This is good for students with IEP's or disabilities with writing.