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Absolute Value & Opposites – Color by Number Worksheet

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

Practice finding the absolute value and opposite of a number with this color by number worksheet.

What Is Absolute Value?

Absolute value is a term that doesn’t usually pop up until students are in their 6th grade math class. So since this is the first time students are hearing this math term, what does it mean exactly? It is actually pretty simple! The absolute value of a number is the distance from 0 on a number. Regardless if it is a positive or negative number, the absolute value will always be a positive number.

With this worksheet, students will practice finding the opposite of a number as well as the absolute value. The worksheet has a total of 32 whole numbers, decimals, and fractions to solve for. Once students have answered the questions, they are to use the key to color the geometric pattern.

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, students can create a chart to show a number, its opposite, and its absolute value.

If there are students who need additional support, consider completing this activity in a small group or in a 1-on-1 setting. Additionally, students can refer to previous assignments, posters, or anchor charts as a visual reminder during this activity. 

🖨️ 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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