Friday, February 18, 2011

Absolute Value's and Magnets

Here is an awesome idea for helping young students remember that absolute values are positive numbers using magnets 

Materials Needed:
Magnets and popsicle sticks

Place two of the magnets under a piece of paper and glue them both south side up.
Label the third magnet negative 3 on the south end and positive 3 on the north end

Now drop the magnet as follows (see video) to show how absolute values are always positive


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