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Absolute Values

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

Students will review the set of integers along with the addition and subtraction of integers using a number line. Then, they will learn that the absolute value of a number is defined as the distance from zero. Students will learn how to interpret the absolute value symbol algebraically, as well as see real-world examples of scenarios involving absolute values.

Before the Activity

Download the attached document and look over the information on the first page. Distribute the Student Worksheet for use during the activity.

During the Activity

Discuss the material from the activity pages and worksheet with students as needed.

After the Activity

Encourage students to summarize what they have learned from completing the activity.