Negative Numbers

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Taught by MrA
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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson on negative numbers and absolute value, students are taught how to use negative numbers as they relate to variables on a number line. The concept of opposites is introduced and explained through examples. The absolute value of a number is also discussed, with examples given to demonstrate how to calculate absolute values. Students are then shown how to find the opposite of a number, and how to evaluate expressions involving negative numbers.

Lesson Description:

Learn how to use negative numbers, especially as they pertain to variables. They are taught using the idea of opposites on a number line. Also, learn about absolute values of numbers.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • What are opposites?
  • What does -x mean?
  • What is absolute value?
  • What does absolute value mean?
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    Having trouble understanding what -x means? Watch this video that helps the beginning Algebra student (or possibly pre-Algebra) understand the meaning of the - sign. Also, learn about absolute values of numbers.