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ERIC Number: EJ819063
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1072-0839
Using, Seeing, Feeling, and Doing Absolute Value for Deeper Understanding
Ponce, Gregorio A.
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, v14 n4 p234-240 Nov 2008
Using sticky notes and number lines, a hands-on activity is shared that anchors initial student thinking about absolute value. The initial point of reference should help students successfully evaluate numeric problems involving absolute value. They should also be able to solve absolute value equations and inequalities that are typically found in algebra textbooks. (Contains 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A