SOL Objective(s):
7.1 The learner will...
e) identify and describe absolute value for rational numbers.
e) identify and describe absolute value for rational numbers.
The Basics and Background Information
• The absolute value of a number is the distance from 0 on the number line regardless of direction. (e.g., absolute value of 1/2 = 1/2).
Essential Knowledge and Skills
The student will use problem solving, mathematical communication, mathematical reasoning, connections, and representations to...
7th Grade:
• Demonstrate absolute value using a number line.
• Determine the absolute value of a rational number.
• Show that the distance between two rational numbers on the number line is the absolute value of their difference, and apply this principle to solve practical
problems.
7th Grade:
• Demonstrate absolute value using a number line.
• Determine the absolute value of a rational number.
• Show that the distance between two rational numbers on the number line is the absolute value of their difference, and apply this principle to solve practical
problems.
Vocabulary and Things to Know:

Be Able To:

The topic: What is it and what will we learn?
It may look like a positive, but it's not about value of the number, rather, it's how far away it is from zero.
Distance is always expressed in terms of positive.
Distance is always expressed in terms of positive.
Absolute Value and Number LinesReview of basic information and vocabulary.


Absolute Value 1...from Khan Academy with examples.


Math: Absolute ValueThis video clip goes further with absolute values than we will need this year, but for those wishing to expand his/her knowledge, feel free to continue with absolute value equations.


Websites with Information 
Mathworksheets4kids.com

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