Reflection: Discourse and Questioning Absolute Value - Section 1: Launch


The pre assessment that the students worked through indicated that absolute value was a mystery to them. It is always beneficial for understanding to discuss absolute value and the meaning of being closer to zero. A common misconception that students have is that the bigger "number" has the greater value. With that rationale -24 is greater than 5. We seemed to have it all worked out now.

  Solving the absolute value mystery
  Discourse and Questioning: Solving the absolute value mystery
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Absolute Value

Unit 4: Integers
Lesson 2 of 13

Objective: Students will understand absolute value and use that value to place numbers on a number line.

Big Idea: Absolutely! What?

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