Using Negative and Absolute Numbers

Make Connections

Performance Task

Ways of Thinking: Make Connections

Take notes about how to determine the absolute value of a number and when to use the absolute value of a number.

Hint:

As students present, ask questions such as:

  • How can a number line be used to solve the problem?
  • In what types of situations is it best to use the absolute value of a number?
  • In what types of situations is it best to use a negative number?