### Examples

Jasmine is on a cruise and is going on a scuba diving excursion. Her elevations of 10 feet above sea level and 8 feet below sea level can be compared on a number line, where 0 represents sea level.### Clarifications

*Clarification 1:*Instruction includes vertical and horizontal number lines, context referring to distances, temperatures and finances and using informal verbal comparisons, such as, lower, warmer or more in debt.

*Clarification 2:* Within this benchmark, the expectation is to compare positive and negative rational numbers when given in the same form.

**Subject Area:**Mathematics (B.E.S.T.)

**Grade:**6

**Strand:**Number Sense and Operations

**Standard:**Extend knowledge of numbers to negative numbers and develop an understanding of absolute value.

**Date Adopted or Revised:**08/20

**Status:**State Board Approved

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## MFAS Formative Assessments

Students are asked to graph -4, 0, and 4 on a number line and to explain the relationship between a number and its opposite in terms of the number line.

Students are asked to interpret values given in a chart that represent positive and negative deviations from average rainfall.

Students are asked to explain the meaning of positive and negative decimals within the context of a problem.

Students are given positive and negative fractions and asked to explain their meanings within the context of a problem.

Students are asked to use numbers to represent gains/losses and to interpret the meaning of zero in the context of football.

## Original Student Tutorials Mathematics - Grades 6-8

Follow Matteo as he explores opposite numbers, positive and negative rational numbers, and zero in real-world contexts while planning and going on a cruise in Alaska in this interactive tutorial.

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Follow Matteo as he explores opposite numbers, positive and negative rational numbers, and zero in real-world contexts while planning and going on a cruise in Alaska in this interactive tutorial.

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## Tutorials

This video discusses the negative sign as meaning "opposite."

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This video guides you through comparisons of values, including opposites.

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This video uses a number line to describe the opposite of a number.

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