I'm continuing to work on my opening lesson plan on absolute value. I published my first thoughts a few days ago. Today, I am sharing my "handout" that I plan to use with students.
Here is the lesson plan outline.
I've decided to incorporate https://www.desmos.com/calculator in our discussion as well. Students need to be able to graph the data on their TI 83/84s. But this seems like a great opportunity to explore Desmos as well. I want students to get familiar with the site so that they can use it in future lessons.
In our absolute value unit, we explore the meaning of the function, develop the definition, solve equations, and transform the function. We'll spend just four class days ... it will be a whirlwind study!