Absolute Value Worksheets

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We have a range of worksheets to help you to learn about absolute values and opposite numbers.

Absolute Value Worksheets

How does Absolute Value Work?

The absolute value of a number or value is the distance the value is from 0.

It is always positive (or can also be zero).

For any positive number, the absolute value does not change.

For any negative number, the absolute value is also the opposite value of the number.

absolute value number line example 1

In the example above, we can see that the number 5 is 5 away from 0, so the absolute value of 5 is 5.

We can also see that the number -2 is 2 away from 0. So the absolute value of -2 is 2.

Examples

  • The absolute value of 10 is 10. We write this |10| = 10
  • The absolute value of -2 is 2. We write this |-2| = 2
  • The absolute value of -16 is 16. We write this |-16| = 16
  • The absolute value of 2.5 is 2.5. We write this |2.5| = 2.5
  • The absolute value of -½ is ½. We write this |-½| = ½
  • The absolute value of 0 is 0. We write this |0| = 0

What is the Opposite Value?

The opposite value of a number is the number on the opposite side of the number line the same distance from 0.

The opposite value of any number n is -n. Also the opposite value of -n is n.

absolute value number line example 2

In the exampe above, we can see that the opposite value of 4 is the number which is the the same distance from 0 on the opposite side of the number line which is -4.

So the opposite value of 4 is -4.

We can also see that the opposite value of -4 is 4.

Examples

  • The opposite value of 5 is -5.
  • The opposite value of -5 is 5.
  • The opposite value of 23 is -23.
  • The opposite value of -12 is 12.
  • The oppositve value of -3.5 is 3.5.
  • The opposite value of 0 is 0.

Absolute Value Worksheets

We have a range of different absolute value worksheets that cater for a range of different levels of ability and age, from 6th grade and upwards.

Our worksheets skills include:

  • reading negative numbers on a number line;
  • finding the opposite value of a number.
  • finding the absolute value of a number;
  • comparing absolute values;
  • find the values of expressions involving absolute values;
  • solving equations involving absolute values.

Absolute Values and Opposite Numbers Worsheets

These sheets involve finding absolute values and opposite numbers. They are aimed at 6th graders.

The sheets are all of a similar level of difficulty.

Comparing Absolute Value Worksheets

These sheets involve comparing the values of different expressions involving absolute values and placing the correct symbol (> , < or =) between the two expressions.

These sheets are suitable for 6th grade and up.

Absolute Value Arithmetic Worksheets

These sheets involve calculating the values of a range of expressions involving absolute values.

Sheet 2 is set at a harder level than Sheet 1.

These sheets are aimed at 7th grade and up.

Solving Absolute Value Equations

These sheets involve solving a range of expressions involving absolute values.

Sheet 2 is set at a harder level than Sheet 1.

These sheets are aimed at 8th grade and up.

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