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 real-world situation. For
example, for an account balance of –30 dollars, write |–30| = 30 to
describe the size of the debt in dollars.

Standard:

Math.6.NS.7d or 6.NS.C.7.D

Description:

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.