Integers and Absolute Value
In this module students learn how to measure distances on a number line by finding the absolute value of integer values. In the process students also learn about integers and their opposites, as well as how to compare and order integers. Finally, students apply their skills in a real-world scenario involving scuba diving.
In this lesson students view a number of instructional videos, play a math game, and practice their developing skills with absolute value. Students then look at a real-world example: A video describes an exploration around a sunken ship off the coast of San Diego. Students analyze a schematic diagram of the sunken ship using their skills with absolute value.
This lesson addresses Grade 6 Common Core Standards but it can also be assigned to higher grades for concept review.
This lesson can be assigned to individual students or teams of students. The lesson can be completed in about 20 to 25 minutes.
- Graphing Numbers
- Number Concepts
- Identify integers and their opposites
- Define absolute value
- Calculate absolute value on a number line
- Compare and order integers
- Definition of an integer
- Working with Number Lines
|Common Core Standards||CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.NS.C.7|
|Lesson Duration||20 mins|
|Grade Range||6th - 7th Grade|