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Solve Absolute Value Equation

Published on 02/10/2004

Activity Overview

This StudyCards™ set moves from explaining what an equation is, to solving an equation. The function approach is used to solve the equations. Use with Foundations for College Mathematics, ch. 5-3.

Before the Activity

Understand absolute value function behaviors. Download the attached StudyCard file to students' calculators.

During the Activity

Use this StudyCards set to answer the question, "what is an equation?" and to learn the meaning of solving an equation using the trace method. The function approach is used to solve the equations.

After the Activity

Review student results:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary