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Ch 6: On Core Mathematics Algebra 1 Unit 6: Piecewise and Absolute Value Functions

About This Chapter

The Piecewise and Absolute Value Functions chapter of this On Core Mathematics Algebra 1 Companion Course aligns with the same chapter in the On Core Mathematics Algebra 1 textbook. These simple and fun video lessons are about five minutes long and help you learn the essential lessons about piecewise and absolute value functions.

How It Works:

  • Find the lesson within this chapter that corresponds to what you're studying in the Piecewise and Absolute Value Functions chapter of your textbook.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the piecewise and absolute value functions concepts you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quiz after watching each video lesson to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material, or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Chapter Topics

You'll learn all of the algebra topics covered in the textbook chapter, including:

  • Piecewise functions
  • Absolute value functions
  • Graphing and transforming absolute values
  • Solving absolute value equations
  • Graphing dilations and reflections

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5 Lessons in Chapter 6: On Core Mathematics Algebra 1 Unit 6: Piecewise and Absolute Value Functions
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What are Piecewise Functions?

1. What are Piecewise Functions?

A piecewise function is a certain type of function that is made up of different parts. This lesson will define and describe piecewise functions and teach you how to identify them and how to write them.

Absolute Value Function: Definition & Examples

2. Absolute Value Function: Definition & Examples

The absolute value function shows up in the world around us in many different areas. In this lesson, we will define the absolute value function, look at its characteristics, observe its graph, and look at some examples involving this function.

How to Graph an Absolute Value and Do Transformations

3. 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!

How to Solve an Absolute Value Equation

4. 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!

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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