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Ch 33: OAE Middle Grades Math: Absolute Value

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Watch short video lessons to get reacquainted with absolute value in preparation for the OAE Middle Grades Mathematics assessment. The videos provide you with expert instruction, and lesson quizzes are available to gauge your readiness to take the test.

OAE Middle Grades Math: Absolute Value - Chapter Summary

As you prepare for the OAE Middle Grades Mathematics assessment, it's good get reacquainted with topics you may already know but haven't explored in some time. You can use the video lessons in this chapter to revisit absolute value to ensure you're ready to answer questions that ask you to do the following on the exam:

  • Defining an absolute value
  • Evaluating absolute value expressions
  • Solving an absolute value equation
  • Graphing an absolute value and doing transformations
  • Understanding dilations and reflections
  • Analyzing how to find the absolute value of a real number

The instructors in the video lessons make learning about absolute value fun with the help of entertaining visuals. This unique instructional approach can strengthen your knowledge of the subject and boost your confidence as you get ready to take the exam.

OAE Middle Grades Math: Absolute Value Chapter Objectives

The OAE Middle Grades Mathematics assessment is designed to test your math knowledge and skills to ensure you're ready to acquire your educator license to teach this subject in the Ohio middle school classroom. This OAE Middle Grades Math: Absolute Value chapter covers topics that are located in the algebra and functions portion of the exam, which constitutes approximately 33% of the total test. By watching the engaging video lessons in this chapter, you can brush up on absolute value to ensure you're ready to address it on the test. You can also take self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam to access practice questions formatted like those you'll encounter on exam day.

The assessment is composed of all multiple-choice questions that are based on specific test competencies. Each question is followed by four answers. You will be asked to choose one of the four as the best response to the question posed.

7 Lessons in Chapter 33: OAE 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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