With numbers, symbols, and letters combined, inequalities can be a difficult math concept for students to understand. Help them visualize these equations with fun and engaging activities like graphs, charts, puzzles, and bingo! We’ve got activities catering to every student’s learning level and needs. Create a strong foundation in math by providing your students with flexible options for practicing their math skills. Ready, set, solve those equations!
1. Linear Inequalities Hangman
Turn hangman into math man! This wonderful activity is great for independent practice. Students need to solve the inequalities to uncover the letters that create a word. Have them show their work on a separate sheet of paper so you can check for errors as they go.
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2. Sorting Types of Inequalities
This organizational game is a great addition to your math classroom! Have students sort the cards into different groups. Then discuss what inequality means. After, introduce the symbol cards and have students re-sort their original cards into the new categories. Great for discussions on equality and inequality in other subjects too!
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3. Inequalities Anchor Chart
From time to time students need help remembering what math symbols mean. Work together to create this anchor chart for your math class. As you create it, discuss the difference between equations and when you would use them. The end result is a great, year-round resource for students to refer to!
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4. Inequality Bingo
Who doesn’t love bingo? It’s the perfect way to get students excited about single-variable inequalities or multi-step inequalities. Simply create equations for the answer key. Then, give students the equation to solve and see if they can mark off a square!
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5. One-Step Inequalities
Graphing inequalities is an awesome way to help kids visualize math problems. This simple worksheet is perfect for one-step inequalities. Students solve the equation, then plot it on the graph. It’s perfect for a beginner inequalities lesson.
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6. Decoding Inequalities
Have students practice their decoding skills with inequalities! For each correct inequality answer, students earn a letter to help solve the mystery! You can use this activity in class or create a digital version to add to a digital math escape room!
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7. Graphing Linear Inequalities
Creating a graph with inequalities is the perfect way to help students visualize math problems. Help them create this study guide by going through one-step, and then two-step, inequalities. This makes a fantastic resource that students can refer to all year long!
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8. Truth and Lies
Discover the “truth” with these multi-step equations. Pair off your students and have them solve the solution sets to find the “lie”. Add a lesson on writing skills by having students explain why they chose the solution set they did. What’s great is that this activity is easily adaptable to a digital format!
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9. Inequality Memory Game
Cut out and give your students a set of paper task cards containing inequalities and another with the solutions. Have them solve the equations and then glue the answer to the back of the problem set. Once they finish, get learners to match them to the correct points on a linear graph.
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10. Compound Inequalities
This worksheet is designed to help students understand inequalities and number lines. Students solve the equations in white and then pair them with the answers and corresponding number lines. Pair students off for a partner practice activity.
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11. Number Lines
Get back to basics! Number lines are a fantastic resource for understanding inequalities, whole numbers, and prime numbers. This answer key displays a variety of equations and math problems for students to solve. Simply erase the answers and let your students try them out!
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12. Math Teacher Resource
Having a go-to presentation is a great resource for your math classroom! These easy-to-follow slides are perfect for students and are great for leading them through multi-step inequalities! Be sure to make time for students to ask questions.
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13. One-Step Inequalities Wheel
Give your students this handy visual study guide. The foldable sections reveal examples of each type of inequality. Leave the bottom circle blank so your students can add their own examples!
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14. Inequality Puzzle Activity
Put your students into small groups and let them get their puzzles on! Each puzzle has an inequality, solution, number line, and word problem. Together, students work to complete the puzzles. The first team to finish the set wins!
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