# Absolute Value As A Distance From 0 Math Games

6 games

In this series of games, your students will learn to understand the absolute value of a rational number as its distance from 0 on the number line. The Absolute Value As A Distance From 0 learning objective — based on CCSS and state standards — delivers improved student engagement and academic performance in your classroom, as demonstrated by research. This learning objective directly references 6.NS.C.7.c as written in the common core national math standards.

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## Concepts Covered

Absolute value is the distance from 0. Absolute value cannot be negative because it is a distance and distance cannot be negative. Absolute value is denoted as |x| where x is the distance from 0 on the number line. Both |x| and |-x| have the same absolute value because they are opposites and equidistant from 0. Use absolute value in multiple real-world contexts to show the magnitude of negatives.

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