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 change that! I think what really bothers my students is the fractions. Once I show them that fractions are nothing to be scared of, I think they will come around to proportions.

So far, my students love solving equations and solving inequalities. I mean they literally love it. They tell me over and over how much fun these problems are. I couldn’t be a happier teacher…

I got a chance to share with all the teachers in my building about interactive notebooks last week. I will write more about this opportunity later, but it was an amazing experience. I could have talked about foldables and graphic organizers and ideas for hours. I’m so excited that other teachers are going to try to implement foldables and more interactive learning strategies in their classrooms!

I taught my students to always rearrange their inequalities so the variable is to the left of the inequality sign. Then, the students can just shade in the direction of the arrow formed by the inequality. The 8th graders I student taught with had been taught this and it seemed to really work for them. I am worried, though, that my students don’t know why we shade one side of the inequality over the other side. I need to go back and review this with them.

I’m not too thrilled with this page.

We created this basic compound inequalities foldable to emphasize the difference between AND inequalities and OR inequalities.

## More Activities for Teaching One Variable Inequalities

- Solving Equations/Inequalities with Variables on Both Sides Graphic Organizers
- Compound Inequalities Graphic Organizers
- Solving Equations/Inequalities with Variables On One Side Graphic Organizers
- Inequalities Investigation
- Graphing Solutions on a Number Line Speed Dating Activity
- One Variable Inequalities Card Sort Activity
- Compound Inequalities Foldable
- Reviewing One Variable Inequalities
- One Variable Inequalities Square Puzzle Activity
- Graphing Inequalities Foldable
- Inequalities Foldables

Fellow Math Teacher

Sunday 6th of November 2016

Thank you for sharing your notebook ideas. As a piece of feedback- having students write or memorize that you need to shade in the direction of the "arrow" causes significant problems as they move into higher level math. While this rule works when the variable is on the left it does not when the variable is on the right.

Unknown

Wednesday 6th of December 2017

Hi! Great observation but from her notes it seems as though she has explained to her students that this only works when the variable is on the left. In her graphing steps she even tells the students to rearrange if necessary.

B

Tuesday 29th of October 2013

Thank you for these wonderful and clear lesson ideas :) -A teacher

Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove)

Saturday 11th of January 2014

You are very welcome!

Mrs. W

Sunday 21st of October 2012

I'm so glad I keep coming back to this post! I love your notes on compound inequalities! Did you have and ISN entry for absolute value equations and inequalities?

Anonymous

Wednesday 10th of October 2012

:) Glad I came across this!! THANKS!

Anonymous

Monday 1st of October 2012

WOW! Thank you for sharing your notebook ideas! We are starting inequalities tomorrow! I have some ideas for notes and will incorporate yours as well!