Students work in partners to solve absolute value equations in this collaborative "Around the Clock" activity. Each partner gets a clock with 12 unique absolute value equations to solve. Each partner's clock problems are different but the answers are the same, encouraging collaboration and teamwork. If one student gets stuck, the other can help. If student answers differ, they work together to figure out the correct answer before moving on to the next problem.
Students paste their START slip at 12 o'clock, solve its absolute value equation and find the solution on the top of another slip. They then paste this next slip at 1 o'clock and solve its equation. Each answer students find will lead to the next equation to solve.
Students solve all 12 absolute value equations until they get back to 12 o'clock. If all equations have been solved correctly, the solution to the equation at 11 o'clock will be found at the top of their START slip.
The activity is self-checking, providing students with instant feedback. The final product is a colorful example of their ability to solve absolute value equations. Includes student answer sheets and answer key.
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