ADVANCED Algebra Unit Inequalities for Special Education with digital activities

Total Pages: 205 pages plus 92 google slides
File Size: 17 MB




This advanced unit on algebra focuses on inequalities and contains 200 pages and 92 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism who are in middle and high school. This unit addresses more advanced concepts when it comes to solving inequalitiestranslating a problem, eliminating the coefficient, isolating the variable and more in simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material. There are MANY opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on these very abstract and challenging concepts. This repetition helps students develop learning patterns. In addition, many of the activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation.

✩✩✩This unit uses the COSMIC method:

  1. Copying/translating the problem
  2. Operation choice (addition or subtraction)
  3. Subtracting or adding
  4. Multiply or divide to get rid of the coefficient
  5. Isolate the variable
  6. Draw your answer on a number line

✩✩✩ This unit has digital versions of the activities. There are 92 google slides. This includes a differentiated set. There is also a movie version of the book.

✩✩✩ Thanks to a suggestion from a buyer, I am now going to be including detailed lesson plans with lots of suggested activities you can do with the included materials. If you find this helpful, be sure to let me know in the feedback. I may go back and add this to many of my other units.

See the preview for a more detailed look at the contents.


Advanced Inequalities Unit Includes:

  • 19 days worth of detailed lesson plans
  • 36 page books PLUS a pre-recorded power point show (includes movie version)
  • Vocabulary board
  • 12 Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities (includes digital version)
  • Key word flashcards
  • COSMIC flashcards
  • 6 sets of worksheets (1 for each step of the COSMIC process; steps 2&3 are combined in one set, plus drawing on a number line) (includes digital version)
  • blank worksheet templates for each set to quickly make more problems if needed
  • 2 Sudoku puzzles (includes digital version)
  • Assessments (3 versions) (includes digital version)

Most activities (not book) are in color and BW.


Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated in these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material over several days to be able to fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Regardless of the material, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.

As always please take a moment to leave feedback or post any questions you may have. 

I am currently developing more units, and any feedback I get helps me make improvements in the future. Plus, it just means a lot to me.