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 …

# Absolute Value Activities

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 …

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 …

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 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …