# Inequalities Worksheets – New & Engaging

## What Is Inequality In Math?

Inequalities show the difference between two numbers using symbols. Inequalities can be represented on a number line.

The inequality below shows x > 1. The circle is open. This shows that x can be any number great than 1 but not including one. The inequality below shows x < - 1. The circle is open. This shows that x can be any number less than - 1 but not including minus one: - 2, - 3 and - 4 are numbers less than -1. The image below shows two inequalities represented on separate number lines. When x ≥ 1 x can be any number greater than or equal to one. The circle is shaded. A shaded circle represents "the same as". When x ≤  -1, x can equal -1 one or be less than negative one. The final image below shows the representation of x when x is in between two values, such as -2 and 1. In the first number line x is less than 1 and greater than -2. For the second number line x is greater than -3 and less than 2. X can also be equal to -3, which is represented as a shaded circle. ## Inequality Symbols

Inequalities show the difference between two numbers using symbols, greater than, less than, greater than or equal to, less than or equal to.

When teaching inequalities it is a good idea for students to already be familiar with topics such as Solving Linear Equations Worksheets, Rearranging Formulae Worksheets, Simplifying Expressions Worksheets.  