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Introduction to the Absolute Value Function

Published on 02/18/2009

Activity Overview

Students will discover the properties of the absolute value function via its definition. Horizontal translations of this function are also analyzed. Extensions of this activity could involve analyzing vertical translations of the function and the affect of a constant being multiplied to the absolute value function.

Before the Activity

All pre-activity directions are listed in the attached files.

During the Activity

The students should follow the Student Guide for the directions on how to complete the activity and fill out the Student Worksheet where indicated.