Absolute Value Vs. Ordering Rational Numbers Math Games

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In this series of games, your students will learn to distinguish comparisons of absolute value from statements about order. The Absolute Value Vs. Ordering Rational Numbers 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.d 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 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. Absolute value can be used to compare size but the comparison can be different from a comparison of value.

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