Definitions and Applications of Absolute Value - Concept

Why are you so negative? Just take me for my absolute value! A video gives the definition of absolute value as its relationship to a number line before the presenter provides an explanation of how to interpret situations as absolute value.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use as an introduction to a unit on solving absolute value equations and inequalities
  • Ask class members to come up with other situations that could be interpreted using absolute value
Classroom Considerations

  • Some members of the class may remember about absolute values of numbers
Pros

  • Provides examples of applications of absolute value, such as in manufacturing
  • The video has a transcript of what the speaker is saying
Cons

  • None
Common Core