Reflection: Joy Integers and Absolute Value - Are two steps forward and two steps back the same thing? - Section 2: Explore

 

My students REALLY enjoyed the XP Math game on the smartboard.  My original plan was just to go around once and award a winning table, but the students got so into it that every table took a second try to try and beat out the winning score.  For me, the best part wasn't seeing them so happy, but it was seeing them explaining to each other which number would be the greatest or least.  They had had a difficult time grasping the negative outside the absolute value bars, and this activity uses it quite often...so they had no choice but to figure out what it meant :)

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Integers and Absolute Value - Are two steps forward and two steps back the same thing?

Unit 4: Operations with Rational Numbers
Lesson 1 of 23

Objective: Students will be able to order and compare integers, including the absolute value of integers.

Big Idea: Two steps forward IS the same as two steps back!

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