Two placemat activities include practice solving absolute value equations AND practice writing and solving linear inequality word problems.
With a partner, students work all four problems on a placemat. After both students agree on the answers for the problems on the page, they then add the answers together to find the “Sum”. The teacher easily and quickly checks the “Sum” to evaluate the students’ understanding and allows the students to know if they made a mistake.
Teacher Set Up
Print several copies of each placemat on one color of paper and slide them into plastic page protectors. The students can use dry erase markers on the plastic and easily wipe off their work when finished. Sometimes I’ve printed two different placemats with similar topics, each on their own color of paper, and slid them back-to-back into the plastic page protectors.
This activity works well early in a lesson when students are actively learning a new skill and can also be used as a review.
Instructions are clearly marked on the students’ pages and answer keys are included.
Included in the package:
Two placemat activities included, each with four problems and space to write the “Sum” of the solutions.
• Solve Absolute Value Equations
• Inequality Word Problems
Answer Keys for Teacher
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