# Intro to Integers, Absolute Value, and Distance

# Positives & Negatives

It is important to have a strong conceptual understanding of negative numbers for both the non-calculator section of the the GED® Math test and in order to provide a strong foundation for the algebra that the majority of the test consists of.

## STEP 1: WATCH THE VIRTUAL CLASS VIDEO AND TAKE NOTES

### Make sure to note the following:

How to graph numbers and their opposites on the number line.

The definition of absolute value and its symbol.

The relationship between distance and absolute value.

The relationship between distance and difference.

How to use the number line to find the difference between two numbers.

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## STEP 2: COMPLETE ONE LEVEL OF PRACTICE

### BEGINNING

Preparing for algebra? Practice conceptualizing negative numbers, locating them on the number line, and finding their distance from 0.

### EXPERIENCED

Ready to see how this skill applies to algebra? Find the difference between signed numbers, deepen your conceptualization of negative numbers, and learn to distinguish between opposites and absolute value.

### ADVANCED

Already skilled at basic algebra? Practice these GED® style applications: writing algebraic expressions and finding the distance between signed numbers including fractions and decimals.