Ch 4: Absolute Value Equations Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Absolute Value Equations chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the students in your classroom how to solve and evaluate absolute value equations and expressions. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Absolute Value Equations chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday What is an Absolute Value?;
How to Evaluate Absolute Value Expressions
Finding the absolute value of numbers;
The methods of substituting and replacing variables
Tuesday How to Solve an Absolute Value Equation A look at the necessary steps for solving absolute value equations
Wednesday Solving Absolute Value Practice Problems Discovering when to divide equations into two parts
Thursday How to Graph an Absolute Value and Do Transformations Using vertical and horizontal translations
Friday Graphing Absolute Value Equations: Dilations and Reflections Examples of dilations and relections in graphs

6 Lessons in Chapter 4: Absolute Value Equations Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is an Absolute Value?

1. What is an Absolute Value?

When we're talking and comparing numbers, we often don't care whether its positive or negative, just how big it is. This is often called the magnitude of a number and we find it by taking the absolute value. Learn all about it here!

How to Evaluate Absolute Value Expressions

2. How to Evaluate Absolute Value Expressions

Substituting values into absolute values doesn't have to be too hard, but it can be if you're given deceiving beginning information. See if you're up to it by checking out this video!

How to Solve an Absolute Value Equation

3. How to Solve an Absolute Value Equation

Once you get familiar with any new operation, the next step in any algebra class is to learn how to solve equations with that operation in them. Absolute values are no different. Solve absolute value equations here!

Solving Absolute Value Practice Problems

4. Solving Absolute Value Practice Problems

There are many easy mistakes to make when solving absolute value equations. Learn how to avoid those mistakes here by working on examples of absolute value equations with operations on the inside and the outside of the absolute value.

How to Graph an Absolute Value and Do Transformations

5. How to Graph an Absolute Value and Do Transformations

Absolute value graphs normally look like the letter 'V', but transformations can change that 'V' in a number of different ways. As well as teaching you how to graph absolute values, this video will focus on a specific group of transformations called translations. Learn all about what that means here!

Graphing Absolute Value Equations: Dilations & Reflections

6. Graphing Absolute Value Equations: Dilations & Reflections

Although a basic absolute value graph isn't complicated, transformations can make them sufficiently confusing! In this lesson, you'll practice different transformations of absolute value graphs.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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