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Absolute value

1 video
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Absolute value is absolutely straightforward--it is simply the "distance from zero." If you have a positive number, it is its own absolute value. If you have a negative number, just make it positive to get the absolute value. Along with using number line segments, we'll look at constructing and interpreting absolute value within the context of word problems. As you develop mathematically, this idea will eventually extend to more dimensions so it's super important that you understand this core concept now. Common Core Standards: 7.NS.A.1a, 7.NS.A.1b

Constructing and interpreting absolute value

VIDEO 7:20 minutes
Watch as we apply our understanding of absolute value and adding/subtracting negative numbers to solve some word problems.