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Introducing the Absolute Value Function

Ninth graders explore absolute value functions.  In this Algebra I instructional activity, 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. 

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