**Use this math reference sheet with your students when learning about absolute value.**

**Absolute Value for 6th Grade Students**

Are your students starting to explore the concept of absolute value? If so, you may find that this is a pretty new topic for students that are in the 6th grade. So what does absolute value mean? This math term is pretty simple in theory. Absolute value refers to the distance away from zero on a number line. For example, -5 is 5 units away from 0, so the absolute value of -5 is 5. Similarly, the number 14 is 14 units away from 0. Therefore the absolute value of 14 is 14.

**How to Make the Most of Your Absolute Value Poster**

- Print the poster and display it in your classroom for students to reference when doing independent work.
- Print the poster on letter-size paper, slip it into a clear sleeve, and use it in your guided groups as a reminder.
- Print the poster on letter-size paper, slide it into a clear sleeve, and hang it on a ring as a reference tool for a learning center.

We’ve also come up with bonus ways to turn posters into interactive tools that really make your lessons stick!

🖍️ **Turn this poster into a coloring page** by printing it in black and white.

📝 **Create a fill-in-the-blank worksheet** by removing selections of text.

📂 **Place copies in students’ homework folders** for reference.

💻 **Provide posters as digital resources** for virtual students.

🧠 **Test students’ memories** by showing them the poster, then hiding it and having them tell you what they remember.

**✅ Incorporate posters into your lesson wrap-up:** students write on a sticky note what they learned from the lesson and place it on the poster.

**Before You Download**

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

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