My students know how to solve inequalities and they can tell me what they mean. However, if I change the location of the variable to the right side of the inequality, problems occur. So I created this worksheet to explore how an inequality changes are the variable changes sides.
It starts with an inequality that students must describe, write three examples for, and graph on a number line. The variable is on the left first and then the right. As the worksheet progresses, students have to solve one-step and then two-step inequalities.
It's meant as a discovery worksheet rather than I-teach-it-to-you thing. A wrap-up discussion after the sheet is recommended.