Our Using Absolute Value lesson plan teaches students about absolute value, including what it is and how it is used. During this lesson, students are asked to play a game with their classmates in which players take turns to join any two dots with a vertical or horizontal line and a player that completes a square with a line captures that square and earned the absolute value of the integer; when all the squares are captured, the values are totaled by each player and the player with the highest score wins! Students are also asked to solve practice problems that include absolute value on their own, demonstrating their understanding of the lesson material.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to conceptualize absolute value as a distance from zero on a number line and understand absolute value in real-world contexts.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.Math.Content.6.NS.C.7.C