# An Easy Trick to Explain the Inequality Symbols

8 is less than 2.

-5 is greater than 3

0 is less than -1

Really?

As you grade Brandon’s quiz you quickly realize the problem is NOT that Brandon doesn’t know which number is larger but that he mixed up every single inequality symbol.

Sigh.

For such a simple concept, it’s surprising how many students mix up the inequality symbols. Maybe you’ve tried drawing an alligator or a bird or whatever other trick you can come up with to try to help them remember.

But this technique is so simple that you can teach it in a snap & your students will actually remember it.

Check out this easy trick to teach the inequality symbols in this short 3 minute video:

**What’s your “Golden Nugget?” – the one key concept you took away from this video? Share it with a comment below.**