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Absolute Value Equations - Color by Number

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 4 pages | Grades: 6

Practice finding the absolute value of rational numbers and solving equations with this color by number worksheet.

Absolute Value Equations

Do your students have a good understanding of absolute value and opposites? If so, they may be ready to work on solving equations with absolute value. While some equations may look a bit tricky at first, once you understand the concept of absolute value, working with these values in an equation format might not be so challenging!

With this math worksheet, students will practice finding the absolute value of whole numbers, decimals, and mixed numbers. Additionally, students will solve absolute equations involving multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction. The worksheet has a total of 37 questions to solve for. Once students have answered the questions, they are to use the key to color the picture.

An answer key is included with your download to make grading fast and easy!  

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:

For students who need a bit of a challenge, consider using the editable version to modify the questions to have more complex values while keeping the same answers. This way, the color page will not have to be altered.

If there are students who need additional support, consider completing this activity in a small group or a 1-on-1 setting. Additionally, students can refer to previous assignments, posters, or anchor charts as a visual reminder during this activity. There also is a simpler color-by-number activity where students focus only on finding absolute values and the opposite of a number. 

🖨️ Easily Download & Print

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource. 

Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete.

To save paper, we suggest printing this 2-page worksheet double-sided. 

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This resource was created by Cassandra Friesen, a teacher in Colorado and Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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