Good morning, class! Today we will be learning about absolute value!
A airplane started at sea level and rose to 1000 feet. What is the absolute value of the plane's new elevation?
Absolute value is the distance from 0 a number is. Can anyone find the answer to the problem on the board?
The answer is 1000 feet because the plane is 1000 feet up in the air, which is 1000 feet away from 0.
A deep sea diver dove 150 feet below sea level. What is the absolute value of the deep sea diver's elevation?
That's correct, Myles! Can anyone else answer the problem on the board?
The answer is 150 feet. Although the diver is at -150 feet, he is still 150 feet from sea level.
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