Students will learn how to compare and order absolute values of integers and rationals. Students will also learn how to solve word problems involving the absolute values of integers and rationals. Here's a lesson on solving such word problems, and here's practice.

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Next, give your students these challenges:

- Late Again by NRICH
- 2017 Math Kangaroo Levels 1-2 Problem #15 by STEM4all

Conclude by leading this investigation:

Cracking the ADFGX Cipher

by MathPickle

6.NS.C.7: Understand ordering and absolute value of rational numbers.