Solving Inequalities Algebra for Special Education PRINT AND DIGITAL


Total Pages 205 plus 92 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 month


This algebra unit on solving inequalities contains 200 pages and 92 googles slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism who are in middle and high school.


This unit addresses:

  • translating a problem
  • eliminating the coefficient
  • isolating the variable
  • drawing possible answers on a number line


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.


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Solving Inequalities Unit Includes:


⭐ This unit comes in 2 complete files. One is in color and one is in black and white.


In the zipped folder you will find:

  • Lesson plan
  • Solving Inequalities activities in color
  • Solving Inequalities activities in black and white
  • Voice-recorded PowerPoint show
  • Solving Inequalities book (PowerPoint) to use with activities
  • Links and directions to digital activities


Solving Inequalities Activities:


  • Vocabulary board
  • 12 Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities (includes digital version)
  • Key word flashcards
  • COSMIC flashcards
  • 6 sets of worksheets (includes digital version)
  • blank worksheet templates for each set
  • 2 Sudoku puzzles (includes digital version)
  • Assessments (3 versions) (includes digital version)



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.