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Absolute Value – Kaboom Game

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  10

  • Curriculum

    Curriculum:  CCSS, TEKS

  • Grade

    Grade:  6

Calculate the absolute value of whole numbers, decimals, and fractions with an exciting game of Kaboom!

👀 Looking for Absolute Value Games?

Absolute value is a concept that is probably pretty new for your 6th graders. The idea is pretty simple. This math term refers to the distance from 0 on a number line. Absolute value concepts show up in the real world, such as understanding distances from sea level, temperatures, or even playing a game of golf! Teach Starter has created a 6th-grade math game that your students can use during their exploration of absolute value.

This absolute value activity is designed for easy storage and use. We’ve included a label for you to use to identify the game while stored in a cylindrical chip can. 

Through this activity, students will demonstrate an understanding of absolute value as a distance from 0 through standard practice and word problems.

How to Play our Kaboom! Game

To play, students will take turns drawing a card from the can and answering the question on the card. If they can answer the question correctly, they get to keep the card. If the student answers incorrectly, the card returns to the can. When a student draws a Kaboom card, all of the student’s earned cards go back into the container. The Kaboom card is then set to the side. Play continues until all of the question cards have been answered.

Easily Prepare This Absolute Value Game for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource. An answer key is also included with this download. 

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. 

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

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