# Unit 3: Integers, Opposites & Absolute Values

## Overview

Ever wondered how to teach rational numbers in an engaging way to your 6th-grade students?

In this unit plan, students will first learn about comparing & ordering integers and absolute values of rational numbers. Later on, they will build on this foundation to explore integers, opposites, and absolute values with real-life applications.

Each lesson helps students master the unit through artistic, interactive guided notes, check for understanding, and culminates with a real-life example that explores how these concepts are applied in everyday scenarios.

It's an exciting way to teach about rational numbers while comprehensively meeting standards.

## Get the Unit Materials

### Integers Opposites Absolute Values Guided Notes Unit BUNDLE | 6th Grade CCSS

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## Learning Objectives

After this unit, students will be able to:

• Define absolute value of rational numbers and explain its significance.

• Compare and order integers and rational numbers using number lines.

• Identify and represent integers, their opposites, and absolute values on a number line.

• Apply knowledge of integers, opposites, and absolute values in real-world scenarios for problem-solving.

• Justify the importance of understanding integers, opposites, and absolute values in everyday situations.

## Prerequisites

Before starting this unit, students should be familiar with:

• Understanding of basic operations with integers, including addition and subtraction

• Ability to identify and represent integers on a number line

• Understanding of the concepts of absolute value and how to find the absolute value of a number

• Familiarity with basic number sense and the concept of opposites of numbers (positive and negative counterparts)

• Ability to compare and order rational numbers, including integers, fractions, and decimals on a number line

• Understanding of the number system and the concept of rational numbers

## Key Vocabulary

• Rational Numbers

• Absolute Value

• Integers

• Opposites

• Comparing

• Ordering

• Number Lines

• Real-life Applications

## Extensions

#### Integers, Opposites, Absolute Value of Rational Numbers 6th Grade Math Warm Ups

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Looking for engaging ways to help your 6th graders master integers, opposites, and absolute value? Our Printable PDF warm-ups are just what you need! With a mix of creative challenges and icebreakers, these daily bell ringer activities not only reinforce important concepts but also promote social-emotional learning. Covering standards like CCSS 6.NS.C.6 and CCSS 6.NS.C.7, this resource includes 3 weeks of practice, making it perfect for daily review or quick test prep. Plus, it’s easy to implement in any classroom routine!

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#### Rational Numbers Pixel Art BUNDLE | 6th Grade CCSS | Fractions Decimals Integers

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Students practice rational numbers including real-life uses of integers, opposites, and absolute values, plotting rational numbers on number lines, and comparing and ordering rational numbers like fractions, decimals, integers with this 6th Grade CCSS Rational Numbers Pixel Art Unit Bundle. Contains 4 products with 9 pixel art activities total for a complete 6th grade Common Core rational numbers unit.

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Unit 2

Fraction Operations, GCF & LCM

Unit 4

Ratios, Rates, Percents & Unit Conversions

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