The main idea of this sort is to match groups of four—one story situation, one graph, and two equivalent inequalities (one with the variable in front and one with the variable in the back).
It has been designed so that students cannot simply match based off of the numbers in the problems. Rather half of the stories, inequalities, and graphs are based off of the number 8 and the other half are based off of the number 3. This is purposely done to cause students to focus, but to limit their options enough to make them feel successful. In each number set (3 and 8) each of the four inequality symbols is included (>,<, >, <).
This is a great activity for students to do in pairs as it requires them to truly explain their thinking as there are many different skills and nuances being covered. This is a great review activity, a math center, or even homework.