Title: Solving Linear Inequalities
Grade Level: 9th10th grade
Objective:  Students will understand the concept of linear inequalities and how they differ from linear equations.  Students will learn various methods to solve linear inequalities.  Students will apply their knowledge to solve realworld problems involving linear inequalities.
Materials:  Whiteboard or chalkboard  Markers or chalk  Handouts with practice problems  Graphing calculators (optional)
Procedure:

Introduction (10 minutes) a. Begin the lesson by reviewing the concept of linear equations and their solutions. b. Explain that linear inequalities are similar to linear equations but involve inequality symbols (<, >, ≤, ≥) instead of an equal sign. c. Discuss the importance of understanding linear inequalities in realworld scenarios, such as budgeting, planning, and decisionmaking.

Understanding Linear Inequalities (15 minutes) a. Define linear inequalities and provide examples, both in equation form and graphically. b. Discuss the different types of inequality symbols and their meanings. c. Emphasize that the solution to a linear inequality is a range of values that satisfy the inequality.
 Solving Linear Inequalities (30 minutes)
a. Introduce the methods for solving linear inequalities:
 Addition and subtraction
 Multiplication and division
 Graphing b. Demonstrate each method using examples on the board, explaining the steps involved. c. Encourage students to ask questions and provide clarification as needed. d. Distribute handouts with practice problems for students to solve individually or in pairs. e. Circulate the classroom to provide assistance and guidance to students as they work on the problems.

RealWorld Applications (15 minutes) a. Engage students in a discussion about realworld scenarios where linear inequalities are applicable, such as budgeting, income inequality, and resource allocation. b. Provide examples of such scenarios and ask students to identify the relevant linear inequalities. c. Have students solve these inequalities and interpret the solutions in the context of the given scenarios.
 Conclusion and Assessment (10 minutes) a. Review the key concepts covered in the lesson, including the methods for solving linear inequalities. b. Ask students to reflect on their understanding of the topic and address any remaining questions or concerns. c. Assign a set of practice problems for homework to reinforce the concepts learned. d. Assess students’ understanding through a short quiz or exit ticket, asking them to solve a few linear inequalities and explain their solutions.
Extension Activity (optional):  Have students explore systems of linear inequalities and their solutions.  Introduce absolute value inequalities and their applications.  Assign a project where students research and present realworld examples of linear inequalities in various fields, such as economics, engineering, or environmental science.
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