Use a Number Line to Understand the Relationship Between Rational Numbers and Absolute Value

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Get real with a video defining rational numbers as whole numbers, their opposites, and all numbers in-between. The goal is for learners to know that the absolute value of any rational number, whether decimal, fraction, or whole number, is its distance away from zero. The short video has great animation to keep your number crunchers' attention. It also includes a  coach’s commentary and guided practice.

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CCSS: Designed
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Pros

  • A comprehensive lesson that differentiates learning
  • The extension activities includes kinesthetic and logic games to engage students
Cons

  • When graphing the rational numbers at the beginning of core lesson the video uses the same color dots on the number line, which can confuse viewers
  • Instructors may need to stop video and check for understanding before continuing.
Common Core