This sampling of 3 task cards focuses on the skill of understanding absolute value and opposites. A variety of tasks are presented to assess students' learning. Students will use number lines, answer open-ended questions, and relate absolute value to real-world situations to gain greater understanding.
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Absolute Value 30 Task Cards
COMMON CORE CORRELATION: CCSS.Math.Content.6.NS.C.7.c
Understand the absolute value of a rational number as its distance from 0 on the number line; interpret absolute value as magnitude for a positive or negative quantity in a real-world situation. For example, for an account balance of -30 dollars, write |-30| = 30 to describe the size of the debt in dollars.
VDOE STANDARDS OF LEARNING CORRELATION: SOL 6.3c
Identify and describe absolute value of integers.
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These cards work wonderfully as a formative assessment to help determine students' understanding.
The cards can be used in a whole group, small groups, or as a math center. They can be used to play SCOOT or posted around the room to get students up and moving while performing meaningful practice. They are a great resource for remediation and extra targeted practice.