Ch 18: THEA Test: Absolute Value

About This Chapter

Ease the process of studying for the THEA test in Texas by taking advantage of this comprehensive overview of absolute value. Watch engaging video lessons and take short quizzes to gauge your readiness to answer related questions on the exam.

THEA Test: Absolute Value - Chapter Summary

Take time to review the resources in this chapter as a way to refresh your knowledge of absolute value in preparation for the exam. Upon completion of the lessons, you will have the knowledge to:

  • Define absolute value
  • Describe how to evaluate absolute value expressions
  • Solve an absolute value equation
  • Graph an absolute value and perform transformations
  • Showcase your understanding of transformations of absolute value graphs

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THEA Test: Absolute Value Chapter Objectives

In Texas, you might be required to take the THEA test if you want to attend one of the public universities or colleges in the state. The test gauges your readiness to enter an institution as a freshman by assessing your comprehension of reading, mathematics and writing. This chapter is dedicated to topics covered in the math section, which consists of 50 multiple-choice questions that examine your abilities in the areas of algebra, geometry, fundamental math and problem solving. Passing this section of the test requires a score of at least 230.

Benefit from the resources in this chapter that can help you better understand absolute value. In addition to watching engaging lessons, you can take short quizzes that reinforce your knowledge of the subject. If you answer any questions incorrectly on a quiz, simply click the link next to the answer to revisit the related topic in the video lesson.

6 Lessons in Chapter 18: THEA Test: 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.

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