Practice activity for two-variable inequalities. Find out if your students can analyze inequalities and match them up with the correct graph.
Problems for this topic involve simplifying and drawing two separate inequalities. Once students have got the basics down, spending 3-5 minutes on each problem can become tedious. Instead of doing another day of problems from start to finish, students can instead consider the inequality and apply what they know about the nature of inequality graphs.
This activity focuses on the highest level(s) of thinking for the concept. Student effort is spent analyzing inequalities and comparing them with all of the potential graphs. Pairing students up allows for serious evaluation of each equation and graph.
This activity has been created to take one period to pair students up, cut out pieces, and match them up. It is not for the faint of heart... students must simplify many of the inequalities before considering potential matching graphs. Most textbooks include absolute value inequalities, so I have made them a part of this activity as well.