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Assignment: Inequalities Investigation
Today when Jeremy saw Mr. Winaki, the teacher said, “The amount of money in my wallet is more than $10, but less than $20. How much do I have?” Jeremy remembers talking about inequalities in math class and thinks that the answer may have something to do with that idea. In the Math Toolbox, we helped Jeremy solve Mr. Winaki’s riddle. Now, Jeremy needs help in writing a brainteaser to stump Mr. Winaki.
Your original riddle needs to be a real world problem that has an answer of more than 19 and less than 41.
1. Brainstorm
Think about possible real world situations that might have an answer of more than 19 and less than 41. List three ideas for your original riddle.
2. Thesaurus
Select three important words from the ideas you listed above. Use a thesaurus to look up synonyms of the words. Remember, Mr. Winaki is an English teacher. He will like your use of interesting new words. Record your findings in the chart below.
Original Word |
Synonym |
3. Select an idea
From your list of ideas, select one about which to write a riddle. Remember, your riddle should have an answerof more than 19 and less than 41. Use one of the synonyms you found to make your writing more exciting.
4. Provide a possible answer
In the Math Toolbox section of our lesson, we chose a possible solution to Mr. Winaki’s riddle. Choose a possible number that answers your riddle.
5. Writing Inequalities
a. Write an inequality comparing it to 19.
b. Choose the same value as a possible solution and write an inequality comparing it to 41.
c. Write an inequality that shows the relationship between all three numbers?
d. Represent the inequality algebraically.