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Ch 22: AEPA Middle Grades Math: Absolute Value

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As a future middle grades math teacher in Arizona pursuing certification, you'll may need to take the AEPA Middle Grades Math exam. This series of engaging video lessons can guide your preparation for answering questions about absolute value on the exam. Each lesson includes a brief multiple-choice quiz to let you know how you're doing.

AEPA Middle Grades Math: Absolute Value - Chapter Summary

The AEPA Middle Grades Math proficiency exam includes questions that measure your understanding of patterns and relations in algebra, as well as your ease in working with functions. This set of lessons can help you prepare for the exam through a guided study of related topics, and when you've finished you should understand the following:

  • Evaluation of absolute value expressions
  • Solving absolute value equations
  • Graphing absolute value
  • Transformations
  • Absolute value of real numbers

Our video lessons are presented by knowledgeable instructors who make topics fun to tackle. You can also read the print transcripts and complete the short self-assessment quizzes to check your comprehension.

AEPA Middle Grades Math: Absolute Value Chapter Objectives

Your understanding of topics related to patterns, functions and relations in algebra are assessed through the Algebra and Functions section, which makes up about 33% of this proficiency exam. You'll have four hours and 15 minutes to complete the 150 multiple-choice test items. Our multiple-choice quizzes offer excellent practice for test day and give you a look at the same types of questions you might encounter on the actual exam.

7 Lessons in Chapter 22: AEPA Middle Grades Math: Absolute Value
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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.

Finding the Absolute Value of a Real Number

7. Finding the Absolute Value of a Real Number

You can find the absolute value of any real number. This lesson will define absolute value, explain what real numbers are and give the steps to finding the absolute value of any real number.

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