Absolute Value
6th Grade


Alabama Course of Study Standards:
12

Explain the meaning of absolute value and determine the absolute value of rational numbers in realworld contexts. 
Arkansas Academic Standards:
6.NS.C.7.C

 Understand the absolute value of a rational number as its distance from 0 on the number line
 Interpret absolute value as magnitude for a positive or negative quantity in a realworld situation
For example, for an account balance of 30 dollars, write 30 = 30 to describe the size of the debt in dollars.

Arizona Academic Standards:
6.NS.C.7c

Understand the absolute value of a rational number as its distance from 0 on the number line; interpret absolute value as magnitude for a positive or negative quantity in realworld context. 
Common Core State Standards:
Math.6.NS.7c or 6.NS.C.7.C
Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS):
6.NS.7.c
Mississippi College and CareerReadiness Standards:
6.NS.7c

Understand the absolute value of a rational number as its distance
from 0 on the number line; interpret absolute value as magnitude
for a positive or negative quantity in a realworld situation. For
example, for an account balance of –30 dollars, write –30 = 30 to
describe the size of the debt in dollars. 
Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE):
6.NR.3.5

Explain the absolute value of a rational number as its distance from zero on the number line; interpret absolute value as distance for a positive or negative quantity in a relevant situation. 
New York State Next Generation Learning Standards:
6.NS.7.c

Understand the absolute value of a rational number as its distance from 0 on the number line. Interpret absolute value as magnitude for a positive or negative quantity in a realworld situation. e.g., For an account balance of –30 dollars, write –30 = 30 to describe the size of the debt in dollars. 
Tennessee Academic Standards:
6.NS.C.7.c

Understand the absolute value of a rational number as its distance from 0 on the number line and distinguish comparisons of absolute value from statements about order in a realworld context. For example, an account balance of 24 dollars represents a greater debt than an account balance 14 dollars because 24 is located to the left of 14 on the number line 
Wisconsin Academic Standards:
6.NS.C.7.c

Understand the absolute value of a rational number as its distance from 0 on the number line; interpret absolute value as magnitude for a positive or negative quantity in a realworld situation. For example, for an account balance of 30 dollars, write 30 = 30 to describe the size of
the debt in dollars. 
Arkansas Academic Standards:
6.NS.C.7.D

Distinguish comparisons of absolute value from statements about order For example, recognize that an account balance less than 30 dollars represents a debt greater than 30 dollars. 
Arizona Academic Standards:
6.NS.C.7d

Distinguish comparisons of absolute value from statements about order in mathematical problems and problems in realworld context. 
Common Core State Standards:
Math.6.NS.7d or 6.NS.C.7.D
Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS):
6.NS.7.d
Mississippi College and CareerReadiness Standards:
6.NS.7d

Distinguish comparisons of absolute value from statements about
order. For example, recognize that an account balance less than –30
dollars represents a debt greater than 30 dollars. 
Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE):
6.NR.3.6

Distinguish comparisons of absolute value from statements about order. 
New York State Next Generation Learning Standards:
6.NS.7.d

Distinguish comparisons of absolute value from statements about order. e.g., Someone with a balance of $100 in their bank account has more money than someone with a balance of –$1,000, because 100 > –1,000. But, the second person’s debt balance is much greater than the first person’s credit balance because –1,000 > 100. 
Wisconsin Academic Standards:
6.NS.C.7.d

Distinguish comparisons of absolute value from statements about order. For example, recognize that an account balance less than 30 dollars represents a debt greater
than 30 dollars. 
Pennsylvania Core Standards:
CC.2.1.6.E.4

Apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to thesystem of rational numbers. 
Pennsylvania Core Standards:
M06.AN.3.2.2

Interpret the absolute value of a rational number as its distance from 0 on the number line and as a magnitude for a positive or negative quantity in a realworld situation. 
