Find the absolute value of a number and determine values to make a number sentence true with this worksheet.
Absolute Value Worksheet
How do you find the absolute value? When determining the absolute value of a number is a non-negative number that shows the distance between itself and zero. This applies to whole numbers, decimals, and fractions. The symbol, | |, indicates the absolute value must be found.
With this math worksheet, students will practice finding the absolute value of whole numbers, decimals, and mixed numbers. Additionally, students will also determine which number is required to fill in a missing blank to make a statement true.
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:
- Guided math groups
- Lesson warm-up
- Lesson wrap-up
- Fast finishers
- Homework assignment
- Whole-class review (via smartboard)
For students who need a bit of a challenge, encourage them to create equations with the absolute values presented on the worksheet.
If there are students who need a bit of support, encourage them to reference previous assignments, posters, or anchor charts as a means of reference. Additionally, this worksheet can be completed in a 1-on-1 setting or with a small group of students.
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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.
Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity by printing on cardstock and slipping it into a dry-erase sleeve. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them.
Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks.
This resource was created by Cassandra Friesen, a teacher in Colorado and Teach Starter Collaborator.