In this activity, students answer questions that require a conceptual understanding of absolute value. This resource includes 16 questions. Every question requires students to read and interpret a number line.
Some questions require students to apply their understanding of absolute value by using pictures instead of numbers. Some questions require students to determine the absolute value of an integer on the number line or to identify the point with a given absolute value. Some questions require students to compare the absolute value of integers on the number line.
This resource includes 16 questions that are provided as both task cards (4 per page) and as stations (1 per page). There is also a set of answer cards that can be copied on the back of the task cards. Two kinds of student record sheets are included – a half page and full page. The full-page record sheet includes a space for students to explain or justify the answer. Instructions and notes from my classroom are also included.
This activity is useful as practice after an introductory lesson on absolute value, as review of a previous course, for small-group intervention, or for use in math centers.
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