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 …

# Concept of Absolute Value

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 …

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 …

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 …