Lesson 6

Absolute Value of Numbers

Let’s explore distances from zero more closely.

6.1: Number Talk: Closer to Zero

For each pair of expressions, decide mentally which one has a value that is closer to 0.

$$\frac{9}{11}$$ or $$\frac{15}{11}$$

$$\frac15$$ or $$\frac19$$

$$1.25$$ or $$\frac54$$

$$0.01$$ or $$0.001$$

6.2: Jumping Flea

Move the bug to a starting point, choose a jump distance, and press the jump button. You may need to zoom in or out if your bug jumps off the screen.