Have you ever seen students assume that the two solutions of an absolute value equation are a number and its opposite? This awesome flash card activity serves to dispel this common misconception. It also helps students to increase their mental math skills, and it provides a wonderful addition to preparations for state testing!
The set contains 40 cards - 20 sets of equations and solutions. Five of the equations are single variable, but the remaining 15 have a variable accompanied by a constant. This enables students to clearly see the difference between the two types, and it clarifies that the solutions require more calculation.
This kinesthetic activity is great to help students overcome fear of an abstract concept. It is also helpful for English language learners, as they need to discuss mathematical terminology and processes. "Absolute Value Flash Cards Matching Game" conforms to Common Core Standard HSA-REI.3.1. - Created by Judy Seki for "Math in a Flash!"