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Absolute
Values of Linear Functions


 
In this activity students are asked to investigate the path of golf balls on a miniature golf course and describe the path using functions involving absolute value. Mathematics: Students derive and model ‘paths’ using absolute value functions. Mathematics
Thinking:
Students will
make predictions, using geometric intuition, about the paths of
golf balls, analyze graphs of functions, and determine equations
that model the path. Technology: Students will use the “Absolute Value of Linear Function” activity developed by ExploreMath.com located at: http://www.exploremath.com/activities/Activity_page.cfm?ActivityID=38 Below is a sample screen shot of ExploreMath’s Absolute Value of a Linear Function activity. 

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