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INTERVAL NOTATION with inequalities - a tarsia puzzle

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INTERVAL NOTATION with inequalities - a tarsia / jigsaw puzzle

Students need to be able to interpret and use interval notation. Inequalities are a great concept for introducing interval notation.
This is a great activity to help students practice that skill.
This resource is useful in stations, assigned as an individual challenge, or implemented with an intervention group/individual.
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Included:

•A Tarsia-style puzzle on INTERVAL NOTATION where students match the expression for an inequality with the equivalent interval notation.
•A mat template; to place puzzle pieces.
•Interval notations are given in a table for use when it is not convenient to cut/glue puzzle pieces; i.e. a student was absent or missed class.
•Three forms are included ; intervals are given, inequalities are given, and a mix of some intervals and some inequalities.
•Solutions for the puzzle (graphic and image).
•The puzzle pieces include math icons to help with grading and to add interest.
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EASY implementation:

PRINT a page of puzzle pieces and the mat (consider printing the mat on color paper for contrast) / one per student or group.
PROVIDE scissors and glue stick (or tape).
OR
Use the included table and challenge students to fill-in the missing intervals or inequalities.

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There are twelve pairs of inequalities and intervals to be matched. I like to grade this on a 25 point scale; 2 points for finding each of the matches for 24 points and one point if they persevere to solve the entire puzzle and assemble it correctly.

This resource is great as an anchor activity or differentiation activity that will engage and challenge a variety of learners.
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