MA.6.NSO.1.3

Given a mathematical or real-world context, interpret the absolute value of a number as the distance from zero on a number line. Find the absolute value of rational numbers.

Clarifications

Clarification 1: Instruction includes the connection of absolute value to mirror images about zero and to opposites.

Clarification 2: Instruction includes vertical and horizontal number lines and context referring to distances, temperature and finances.

General Information
Subject Area: Mathematics (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: 6
Strand: Number Sense and Operations
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
1205010: M/J Grade 6 Mathematics (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1205020: M/J Accelerated Mathematics Grade 6 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2020, 2020 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1204000: M/J Foundational Skills in Mathematics 6-8 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
7812015: Access M/J Grade 6 Mathematics (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
MA.6.NSO.1.AP.3: Find absolute value of a rational number ranging from –30 to 30 using a number line.

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Formative Assessments

Visualizing Absolute Value:

Students are asked to identify a number’s possible locations on a number line when given the number’s absolute value.

Type: Formative Assessment

Absolute Altitudes:

Students are asked to compare two elevations and their absolute values and then interpret these comparisons within a given real-world context.

Type: Formative Assessment

Tutorials

Comparing Absolute Values:

In this tutorial you will compare the absolute value of numbers using the concepts of greater than (>), less than (<), and equal to (=).

Type: Tutorial

Comparing Values on Number Line:

This video demonstrates evaluating inequality statements, some involving absolute value, using a number line.

Type: Tutorial

MFAS Formative Assessments

Absolute Altitudes:

Students are asked to compare two elevations and their absolute values and then interpret these comparisons within a given real-world context.

Visualizing Absolute Value:

Students are asked to identify a number’s possible locations on a number line when given the number’s absolute value.

Student Resources

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Tutorials

Comparing Absolute Values:

In this tutorial you will compare the absolute value of numbers using the concepts of greater than (>), less than (<), and equal to (=).

Type: Tutorial

Comparing Values on Number Line:

This video demonstrates evaluating inequality statements, some involving absolute value, using a number line.

Type: Tutorial

Parent Resources

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