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# ABSOLUTE VALUE - Introduction

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Author: Kate Sidlo
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At the end of this tutorial, students will be able to give the definition of absolute value

Calculate the absolute value of numbers and arithmetic expressions

Calculate the absolute value of simple single variable equations

This tutorial walks students through what absolute value is, where it is relevant, and how to calculate simple single-variable and numeric absolute value equations.

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## TO DO:

Watch the podcast and take notes.

Use your notes and the examples to help you with your practice and assignments.

## ABSOLUTE VALUE - Introduction

This podcast introduces students to absolute value, the definition, solving numeric expressions, arithmetic expressions, and single-variable equations.

## VOCABULARY

ABSOLUTE VALUE: The distance from a term to zero along a number line.

COEFFICIENT: A number being multiplied by a variable.  Example: 3x (coefficient is 3)

## ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Read more about absolute values from PURPLE MATH:

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