Absolute Value & Opposites

Definition of absolute value:
distance from zero


  • | | is the symbol for absolute value
  • absolute value is never written with a "+" or "-" sign 

|4| = and |-4| = (I gave my daughter several examples and she had to find the absolute value, but initially I was going to have her give her own examples.

Pictorial representation:

Here is a vocabulary graphic organizer I made for my 7th grader:

 Absolute Value Graphic Organizer