Lesson Plans and Worksheets
Browse by Subject
Absolute Value Teacher Resources
Find Absolute Value educational ideas and activities
The skill set for this lesson is to have learners use tables to generate functions and functions to generate graphs. They work through a series of worksheets with the instructor to determine absolute value, domain, x and y intercept and complete transformations. All of the necessary worksheets and a homework assignment is included.
What is absolute value? What is an absolute value function? Emerging mathematicians solve equations containing variables inside an absolute value sign. They graph each function on a coordinate plane and identify the maximum and minimum values in the graph. This two-page worksheet contains detailed notes, examples, and instruction, as well as four problems.
Sal unravels the mystery of absolute value. This presentation contains well-defined and clearly explained examples that build upon each other to provide a strong foundation for solving equations that contain absolute value. This would be a wonderful compliment to any lesson or as extra support for struggling learners.
A teacher's guide precedes the five-page instructional activity on solving absolute value problems. A summary, essential question, launch and exploration activities are suggested to go along with the assignment. You might want to know that the instructional activity itself, while pertinent to the skills of solving and graphing absolute value problems on a number line, is dry; there are no real-life applications.
Distance is an absolute value. What does this mean? Can you move a negative distance? No, you can't. A negative sign in front of a distance refers to the direction one has to move, usually in reference to a zero point. Use the worksheet to have your learners create a visual depiction of the positive and negative distances that the animals can travel in reference to sea level.
Young scholars explore the concept of absolute value functions. In this absolute value functions instructional activity, students determine the difference in temperature from daily temperature and the average temperature for a given month. Young scholars plot the data using a scatter plot and find a function to model the data.
Students solve absolute value equations graphically and using tables. In this solving absolute value equations graphically and using tables instructional activity, students compare linear equations with absolute value equations. Students verify solutions to absolute value equations using a graph. Students solve absolute value equations with one and no solutions.
Students explore the concept of absolute value functions. In this absolute value functions lesson, students manipulate an absolute value function on their Ti-Nspire. Students determine when there is a maximum or minimum. Students discuss how to shift a graph up, down, left, and right.
Ninth graders investigate absolute value equations. In this Algebra I lesson plan, 9th graders solve absolute value equations using graphs and tabular representations. Students explore the relationship between an equation and its graph, by identifying points of intersection and substituting the solutions back into the original equation. TI-nspire required.
Ninth graders explore absolute value functions. In this Algebra I lesson, 9th graders examine data by comparing individual data points to the mean by finding the differrence and the distance from the mean. Students investigate the absolute value function in the y=register to model the relationship between the distances and the differences.
Students explore transformations of the absolute value function. In this TI-Nspired calculator based lesson plan, students explore the effects of the constants a, h, and k from the vertex form of the absolute value function in relation to its parent function. This lesson plan includes a four part assessment.
As long as you keep in mind that there is no such thing as negative distance, then you will know the meaning of absolute value. The teacher writes on a white board to explore integers on a number line, give a definition of absolute value, and then review. This is especially useful as homework if you are using a flipped classroom model. Once your class has viewed this clip, they are ready to identify absolute values.