To continue our exploration of positive and negative numbers we are going to spend some time learning about “Absolute Values” . The concept is pretty simple. The Absolute Value of a number is its total distance from zero on a number line. There will be plenty of examples for you all to look at before you ask to try it on your own.
Absolute value symbol
When you see a number in between two straight lines like this |-4|. this is asking you what is the absolute value of negative four. The correct answer to this question would be 4. Because negative four -4 is 4 places away from zero.
Students will be expected to:
- First complete Activities 1,2,3
- Write down any “Key Ideas” (usually just definitions of important Terms)
- Look through examples 1,2,3 and Complete “On Your Own” practice problems
- Finally students will complete the practice problems. Because there are quite a few problems students can choose to do the odd or even numbers only. If students or parents want there students to do all the work feel free.
I also have a google classroom setup, which a lot of students have been on. Thats ideally where I would want students to reach out to me if they have ANY questions about this assignment. If they are not on google classroom they can also email me. at email@example.com
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