Introduction to Absolute Value Functions –
This lesson plan incorporates targeted strategies to ensure success for teachers and students. This plan can be used as a standalone lesson or as part 1 of an Absolute Value unit. Part 2 can be found here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Transformation-of-the-Absolute-Value-Function-Lesson-Plan-3746281
Strategies Include –
A ‘Do Now’ to assess student fluency, activate prior knowledge and focus student minds on math.
A ‘Group Round’ in which collaboration elevates academic discourse, improves mathematical vocabulary and ensures collective success.
An ‘Observation Round’ or ‘Gallery Walk’ which further elevates academic discourse and enables efficient engagement in pattern recognition and learning summarization.
And an ‘Exit Ticket’ which summarizes and emphasizes main lesson points while providing the teacher with valuable data regarding student understanding and readiness to progress.
Lesson Plan –
Students will complete a ‘Do Now’ to assess their prior knowledge of evaluating absolute value expressions. They will then perform specific roles within small heterogeneous groups to graph a specific absolute value function, make observations and share a larger “poster” with the class. Individual students will then observe all group posters, answer written questions and identify trends before summarizing their learning. A final ‘Exit Ticket’ requires individual work to demonstrate understanding and ensure readiness for moving forward.
Included Materials –
Detailed lesson plan
Function cards for group work
Individual worksheets (include Do Now, Group Round, Observation Round and Exit Ticket)
Blank graph paper (for “posters” and practice)
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