Solving Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities Riddle Activity

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Students will solve absolute value equations and absolute value inequalities and match each equation or inequality to its solution. The use of scratch paper is recommended for this activity.

This activity's self-checking independent or partner practice supports students working through new material.


Documents are in PDF format.

  • Riddle A asks students to solve absolute value equations. Extraneous solutions are possible.
  • Riddle B asks students to solve absolute value inequalities. The solutions are represented in inequality notation.
  • Riddle C asks students to solve absolute value equations and absolute value inequalities. Some equations have extraneous solutions. The solutions to the inequalities are represented in interval notation.


Primary Standards Addressed

2A.6E, 2A.6F from Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)


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