Education Technology

A Boolean Look at Inequalities

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

Represent and analyze mathematical situations and structures using algebraic symbols.

Before the Activity

Provide each student with a copy of the attached .pdf document.

During the Activity

Students will:

  • Use simple Boolean algebra to determine if a coordinate pair satisfies an inequality.
  • Extend the use of Boolean algebra to determine when one curve is greater than another in a system of inequalities.
  • After the Activity

  • Review student answers
  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary