I created this translating algebra graphic organizer to give my Algebra 1 students practice both translating between words and symbols and identifying the parts of an expression. We completed this graphic organizer after practicing with our parts of an expression practice book, an expression equation inequality sorting foldable, and our translating algebra foldable. After discussing …

# Inequalities

One of the things I love most about the #MTBoS is that for every idea I blog, I seem to get three or more ideas back in return. Recently, Christine Mishra left a comment on an old post from 2013 with a link to a (new-to-me) logic puzzle: Futoshiki. Christine thinks these would be awesome …

I want to highlight this one variable inequalities square puzzle shared by Public Schools of North Carolina in their Resources for Algebra Blackline Masters collection (page 1 of PDF). The file no longer exists online, but an archived version still exists due to the Internet Archive. These square puzzles are often known as “Tarsia puzzles.” …

This graphing inequalities foldable was inspired by a foldable I saw on Coffee Cups and Lesson Plans. I started this unit by drawing the different inequality symbols on my Smart Board. I wrote numbers above each symbol. Then, I asked a simple question, “Who can tell me which number is above the symbol that …

I created this graphing linear inequalities graphic organizer for my Algebra 1 students to glue in their interactive notebooks. I’ve basically thrown the textbook the rest of the way out the window. Last semester, I tried to present Algebra 1 concepts in the same order as the textbook even though my students were not using …

Today I want to share some inequalities foldables that my Algebra 1 students recently added to their interactive notebooks. My students are just now finishing up our chapter on inequalities. Tuesday, we will start ratios and proportions. After telling my students this, they let me know that they greatly dislike proportions. I can’t wait to …