Leveled Practice Cards Activity for Absolute Value Equations

I created these leveled practice cards for solving absolute value equations when I taught Algebra 1. There are three levels of problems so that students can start with problems of an appropriate difficulty level. Level 1 Questions – Absolute value bars are already isolated. Level 2 Questions – Students have one step to do in …

Solving Absolute Value Equations Graphic Organizers

I created these solving absolute value equations graphic organizers for my Algebra 1 students to glue in their interactive notebooks. First, we started out by gluing in a set of steps for solving absolute value equations. These steps were the perfect reference guide for students as they worked through the leveled practice cards I created …

Solving Absolute Value Inequalities Graphic Organizers

We started out solving absolute value inequalities by gluing a set of steps for solving absolute value inequalities in our interactive notebooks. Next, we moved straight on to a whole bunch of practice using this solving absolute value inequalities graphic organizer I created to help my Algebra 1 students organize their work. We ended up …

Absolute Value, Opposite, Reciprocal, and Opposite Reciprocal Frayer Models

Our first skill of the first unit in Algebra 1 was over four key words: absolute value, reciprocal, opposite, and opposite reciprocal. We completed a frayer model for each word. This year, I am pre-printing the words on the frayer models. In years past, I had so many students forget to write the word in …

Speed Dating Activity for Absolute Value, Opposite, Reciprocal, and Opposite Reciprocal

Speed Dating is one of my favorite ways to get students out of their seat to practice. I only use this practice structure with topics that allow students to quickly do a problem in their head. If a problem type requires students to show work to figure out the answer, I will choose a different …

Roll a Number Dice Activity for Practicing Absolute Value, Opposite, Reciprocal, and Opposite Reciprocal

I think I’m almost finally done sharing activities to review absolute value, opposite, reciprocal, and opposite reciprocal. This was a new skill addition this year, so I had to start from scratch with making review activities! To understand my rationale for this activity, you kinda need to know what my SBG quiz for this skill …

War Activity for Practicing Absolute Value, Opposite, Reciprocal, and Opposite Reciprocal

I might have went a bit crazy when I started making activities for our first skill of the year in Algebra 1. So, you’ll have to put up with quite a few posts involving activities for practicing absolute value, opposite, reciprocal, and opposite reciprocal. Today, I want to share a war activity I created. My …

Always Sometimes Never for Absolute Value, Opposite, Reciprocal, and Opposite Reciprocal

Monday, we are starting our first unit of Algebra 1 by looking at the definitions of absolute value, opposite, reciprocal, and opposite reciprocal. Last year, I made the mistaken assumption that my 9th graders would be proficient at finding the absolute value of a number/expression when they came in. In addition to absolute value, I’ve …

Writing Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities Foldable

I created this writing absolute value equations and inequalities foldable for my Algebra 1 students to complete and glue in their interactive notebooks. We completed this foldable after exploring absolute value relations and creating an absolute value foldable. Students were given graphs of various absolute value equations and inequalities, and they had to determine the …

Absolute Value Foldable

After exploring patterns in absolute value graphs, we created an absolute value foldable to glue in our interactive notebooks. I had students take a colored sheet of paper, fold it in half hamburger style, cut it in half, and give give half to their neighbor.  We used colored markers to write out the general form …

Describing Absolute Value Relations Foldable

I created this describing absolute value relations foldable to introduce students to the graphs of absolute value equations and inequalities. My Algebra 1 students glued the resulting foldable in their interactive notebooks. My first goal of my absolute value unit was to get students to graph absolute value functions by making an input/output table and …

Absolute Value Transformations Foldable

We ended our absolute value unit in Algebra 1 with this Predicting Absolute Value Transformations Foldable. Our learning goal for this lesson was to be able to predict how the graph of an absolute value relation will be transformed when the equation or inequality is changed. My students were a bit frustrated with me because …

Guest Post: Solving Absolute Value Equations with a Little Creativity

Good morning!  Today, I’m happy to share a guest post with you from Beaura Cavalier. She is a high school math teacher in Arkansas, and I am so excited to share with you what she has to say about teaching students to solve absolute value equations with a little creativity.  I’ll let her take it …

Solving Absolute Value Equations Foldable

I made this new solving absolute value equations foldable for my Algebra 1 students to glue in their interactive notebooks. This is actually my first year ever teaching students to solve absolute value equations. They weren’t included in Oklahoma’s old standards for Algebra 1 or Algebra 2, so I didn’t cover them.   I felt …

Graphing Absolute Value Foldable

After introducing absolute value with a guess the age activity, my Algebra 1 students completed this graphing absolute value foldable in their interactive notebooks. I had my students create the absolute value graphs by first substituting in values and creating a t-chart of points to graph on the coordinate plane. As a class, we graphed …

Guess the Age Activity for Introducing Absolute Value

Today I want to share a guess the age activity I used with my Algebra 1 students to introduce the concept of absolute value. Monday was my students’ first experience with absolute value in Algebra 1.  A few students who took Algebra 1 last year already knew what absolute value was.  A few others wrongly …

Absolute Value Functions Interactive Notebook Page

These are the notes my Algebra 2 students took in their interactive notebooks over absolute value functions. I found this absolute value transformations graphic organizer online. The site where I downloaded it no longer exists, so I am uploading the file at the bottom of this post. In one class, one of my students wanted …

Absolute Value Interactive Notebook Page

I created this Algebra 1 interactive notebook page over absolute value. My students completed a frayer model for absolute value.Then, we illustrated absolute value on a number line. I was inspired by Dan Meyer’s Algebra 1 curriculum to include the dartboard example. I shared an example of the inside of our Frayer Models in this …