Absolute Vale Equations and Inequalities

Teaching Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities

Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities are most easily related to Distance. We have an Algebra 2 Lesson that does a good job of explaining this. It can be found here: https://algebra2coach.com/absolute-value-functions-and-graphs-real-world-applications/
 

How Tough Are Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities?

When it comes to Algebra 1 this is probably one of the toughest lessons for the students all year. They have to have mastered how to solve both Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities separately. Then they have to put both of those skill sets together and remember all the rules that go with them. There are a lot for both. 
 
  • When to flip the inequality sign.
  • When to split the two equations for Absolute Value. 
  • How to isolate the absolute value portion of the problem. 
  • How to graph each. 
 
It is a lot for them to handle at once...
 

Use Multiple Days!

I always cover this lesson over multiple days and then sprinkle them in throughout the rest of the year. 
 
Though, it is a very niche lesson meaning it doesn't get used as much as some other topics. It is heavily covered in Algebra 2. They have to be prepared for that. 

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