Links to Common Core Math Standards:
CCSS.Math.Content.6.EE.B.8 Write an inequality of the form x > c or x < c to represent a constraint or condition in a real-world or mathematical problem. Recognize that inequalities of the form x > c or x < c have infinitely many solutions; represent solutions of such inequalities on number line diagrams.
Make graphing inequalities fun with this motivating activity. It is a new twist on scavenger hunts. Students will move around the room looking at clue cards that have a question and answer (similar to I Have...Who Has). Students must travel around the room to figure out the correct order of the clues and record the alphabet letter or each clue in the correct order. The purpose of this clue is to find the inequality thief in the class. Students love this activity because it is different than the normal class activity. It gets them up and moving and they are all hoping that they are the inequality thief!
Product Description Below:
An inequality has gone missing, and the thief is among you. You and your fellow detectives are on the search for hidden clues to help find the thief. He has left you a series of clues. The clues will lead you to the correct thief. You must search the room for the hidden clues that have been hung around the room.
Pass out code cards to each of the students in the class. Make sure that someone in the room gets the correct criminal code. The correct code is: J,F,D,I,G,C,H,B,K,E,L,A. Students will complete the activity to find the correct order of questions. This “scavenger hunt” around the room is very similar to the game I Have...Who Has. The top of the clue is a graph of an inequality and the bottom of the clue is an inequality.
1) I print out two copies of the scavenger clue hunt and hang half on one side of the room and the other half on the other side of the room. I have also hung them out in the hall. I then have half the class use one set and the other half uses the other set (it it less crowded).
2) Students work alone or in pairs. Each student should start at a different letter clue. They then travel around the room until they have found the solution of all clues.
3) They go back to their seats once completed. I sometimes out a time limit on the activity.
4) Students then discuss as a class the correct order of the clues. Decide as a class and discuss disagreements on order.
5) Students then search the class to find out which of them is the thief.
This is a fun activity for students. They like the twist of finding the thief and making it a mystery!
WHO IS THE THIEF??????
BONUS inequality Worksheet Included!