Instructional Activity# Example 2: Using Absolute Value to Find Magnitude

Lesson 11. Unit 3. Grade 6 EngageNY

EngageNY3 min(s)

This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 11, Unit 3, Grade 6. Students understand the absolute value of a number as its distance from zero on the number line. Students use absolute value to find the magnitude of a positive or negative quantity in a real-world situation. For this warm-up exercise, students work individually to record two different rational numbers that are the same distance from zero.