Lesson Plan: Evaluating Numerical Expressions: Absolute Value Mathematics

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to evaluate numerical expressions involving absolute value.


Students will be able to

  • understand the absolute value in terms of distance from zero on a number line,
  • evaluate numerical expressions involving absolute value,
  • use absolute value in real-world contexts.


Students should already be familiar with

  • directed numbers.


Students will not cover

  • graphs of absolute value functions.

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