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Solve and graph inequalities by using a visual model

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.6.EE.B.5
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP2
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Big Ideas: Visual models can be used to help write and solve inequalities. Real life situations can be written as inequalities. Solutions for inequalities can be shown on a number line. This lesson builds on using number lines to show inequalities by asking students to solve for variables in single-step inequalities. In this task, students are given a real-life situation that can be represented as an inequality. Students use a variety of methods to find the solution, including visual models, inverse operations, or substitution. In the task review, students are given an example of how to use a tape diagram to find the solution to an inequality. This concept builds toward solving for variables in multi-step inequalities. Vocabulary: inequality, variable, solution, visual model, substitute, number line Special Materials: none
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