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Absolute Values

Videos, worksheets, and solutions to help Grade 8 students learn about absolute values.

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More Grade 8 Math Lessons, Absolute Value Games, Solving Absolute Value Equations

The absolute value of a number is the distance of the number from zero on the number line. The absolute value of a number is never negative.

Learn what an absolute value is, and how to evaluate it

Explains absolute value in a way that actually makes sense. Using a number line, the concept of absolute value is illustrated through several example.

Math: Absolute Value

The absolute value bars act like a grouping symbol. Perform all the operations in the bar first and then change the sign to positive when necessary.
If there is a negative outside the absolute value bar, it stays there.
Work out the following examples.
Some examples of solving absolute value equations are also shown.

Absolute Value and Evaluating Numbers

Absolute value makes things positive

Order of Operations - Absolute Value

The absolute value is like parenthesis. After simplifying what is in the bar, then we make the value positive.


Absolute Value

Students learn that the absolute value of a number is its distance from zero on a number line. Students also learn that the first step to simplifying absolute value problems is to simplify inside the absolute value, if possible.

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