Inequality Practice - Word Problems
This product includes three resources for students to practice writing and solving inequalities.
The first resource includes six word problems. For each one, the students will define the variable, write and solve an inequality and describe the solutions to each problem. This activity works well with partners.
The second resource is one of my favorites! The engaging 15 minute activity has students discussing and summarizing the 7.EE.4b learning target. Students will circulate throughout the room talking to nine different classmates. Students will find someone who can do or explain what’s asked for in the box (one person per box). The student will ask the person to initial one box and to describe the answer to the problem. The other student will summarize and write what was explained. This activity was a good review before our inequality assessment. Students were active and moving throughout the classroom in order to complete the assignment. I created this 3 x 3 activity based on an example from the book Total Participation Techniques by Pérsida Himmele and William Himmele.
Before we start the 3 x 3 discussion activity, I also talk to the students about positive interactions in the classroom. I emphasis looking at each other in the eye, listening to each other and being kind/respectful.
The third resource includes a four problem activity that would work nicely with a partner or small group. Students are asked to write an inequality, solve it and explain the solutions. The last question asks the students to create their own inequality word problem.
Lastly, you will find a three question exit slip on inequalities. The first problem is a two-step inequality. Students are asked to solve and graph the solution. The second question asks students to solve a one-step inequality involving a negative coefficient. The third question is word problem. Students are asked to write and solve an inequality. The exit slip has an open ended question at the end asking students to evaluate themselves on their inequality progress.
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