## Absolute Best Ways to Teach Absolute Value

Like most people, I begin my lesson on absolute value with a story about distance. I love telling stories in class. Stories are a way to lessen stress in class and provide a way to have some fun. In my story, I drew a number line. I placed the school at zero and told the students that I live 10 blocks from the school. I then asked where if they could determine where I live. Of, course the first answer was at positive 10. Most students were happy with that answer. When I pressed for another answer, they caught on quick […]