Instructional Activity# Example 3: Making Sense of Absolute Value and Statements of Inequality

Lesson 13. Unit 3. Grade 6 EngageNY

EngageNY4 min(s)

This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 13, Unit 3, Grade 6. Students examine absolute values of negative numbers in a real-world context and make sense of statements about inequalities involving those values. A recent television commercial asked viewers, "Do you have over in credit card debt?" What types of numbers are associated with the word debt, and why? Write a number that represents the value from the television commercial.