Unit 3, Lesson 11# Absolute Value--Magnitude and Distance

EngageNY 45 min(s)

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. Students find as many examples as possible and reach a conclusion about what must be true for every pair of numbers that lie that same distance from zero.