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This is a game to help students practice solving absolute value equations in a fun, competitive way. Students will be grouped in teams, and each team will be working to solve the equation and get a chance to shoot the ball (or item of your choice) into the bucket (or trash can). The game is an interactive PowerPoint Game that can be displayed on smart board or projector. Start by picking a color burst that will take you to a question. After a color burst has been picked, it disappears so that you will not be able to pick the same question twice.
The questions vary in difficulty with easier questions worth one point up to the harder questions worth 3 points:
1 point questions (blue): One operation inside and outside the absolute value.
2 point questions (purple): Two operations inside and 1 outside or vice versa.
3 point questions (green): Two operations inside the absolute value and two operations outside.
Directions on how to play as well as a worksheet for students to show their work are included. Answers are on the slide for immediate checking, and a printable answer key is included for your reference to check as students are working.
The only “prep” that you will need to do is to find a “bucket” (or trash can) and a ball (or an item students can throw/toss) and to set up your 3 shooting lines, one for each point value. I recommend sticking painters tape on the floor to mark the shooting lines.