Absolute Value

This Math Shorts video defines the term Absolute Value and provides real world examples.

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This video was made for the PBS LearningMedia library, thanks to a generous grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. It was produced in collaboration with Utah Education Network.

Common Core State Standards:
CCSS.Math.Content.6.NS.C.7c
7. Understand ordering and absolute value of rational numbers.
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.

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