Absolute Value—Magnitude and Distance

Do you want to use the resource? Absolutely. Scholars learn about absolute value and its relation to magnitude and distance on a number line. They compare numbers in context by applying absolute value. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have two pupils walk on opposite sides of a number line to illustrate absolute value
Classroom Considerations

  • Builds on previous lessons
  • 11th lesson in a 21-part series
  • Learners should be comfortable with both horizontal and vertical number lines
Pros

  • Includes a problem set with sample solutions
  • Provides a table to fill in with absolute values and number line representations for various numbers
Cons

  • None
Common Core