Symbolic Representation

Make Connections

Performance Task

Ways of Thinking: Make Connections

Take notes as your classmates explain their understanding of equations and inequalities.

Hint:

As your classmates present, ask questions such as:

  • Should the pointed side of the inequality sign point to the greater or lesser number?
  • How does the equation or inequality you wrote represent the balance scale you made?
  • What can you do to an unbalanced scale to balance it? How can you represent the balanced scale using an equation or an inequality?
  • What can you do to a balanced scale to make the right side greater than the left side? How can you represent this scale using an equation or an inequality?