An Easy Trick to Explain the Inequality Symbols
8 is less than 2.
-5 is greater than 3
0 is less than -1
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.
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.