Ch 14: NES Math: Absolute Value

About This Chapter

Let us assist you in preparing for the NES Math test by refreshing your understanding of the processes involved in finding absolute values. These videos, quizzes and other study tools will aid you in handling these types of test questions.

NES Math: Absolute Value - Chapter Summary

This chapter's lessons offer an opportunity to review ways of finding the absolute value of a number and graphing absolute value. This part of our study guide provides help with NES Math test topics that include:

  • Definition of absolute value
  • How to find the absolute value of a real number
  • Transformations
  • Performing transformations and graphing an absolute value
  • How to graph an absolute value equation

You can review the lessons, work out practice problems and take the quizzes in this chapter anywhere you have an Internet connection, using a computer, smartphone or tablet. Clickable Timelines with links back to specific parts of the lessons make review easy, and there's a sheet of quiz questions you can print out and study offline. A personalized Dashboard offers a way to keep up with the lessons and quizzes you've completed and may even suggest some additional courses that could help you in your exam preparation.

NES Math: Absolute Value Chapter Objectives

This chapter's lessons and quizzes offer information and practical test-taking experience that can help you get ready for the NES Math exam, which five states requires as a condition for certification to teach the subject. The exam consists entirely of 150 multiple-choice questions, divided into five content domains. Questions on absolute value are in the Patterns, Algebra and Functions content domain which makes up 24% of the exam's total scoring.

5 Lessons in Chapter 14: NES 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!

Finding the Absolute Value of a Real Number

2. 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.

Solving Absolute Value Practice Problems

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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.

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