These photos are a couple of the Inequality Mobiles my students created. We had a lot of fun. Each student was assigned an inequality at random. They had to work out the inequality, graph it, and use it to create a mobile. The mobile is created using a hanger, string, paper and tape. The purpose is to give the students time to focus on one problem. This is a favorite project of mine because it’s fun, it allows students to be creative in a subject that doesn’t always support creativity, and it allows students time to think about why they are solving problems the way they are and ask important questions.
-T. Cosman, Algebra 1 teacher, Ehret HS