6th Grade MAT Targeted Standards
Domain (NS) The Number System
Cluster: Apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers

MAT-06.NS.07 Understand ordering and absolute value of rational numbers.

  • a. Interpret statements of inequality as statements about the relative position of two numbers on a number line diagram.
  • b. Write, interpret, and explain statements of order for rational numbers in real-world contexts.
  • c. Understand the absolute value of a rational number as its distance from 0 on the number line; interpret absolute value as magnitude for a positive or negative quantity in a real-world. 
  • d. Distinguish comparisons of absolute value from statements about order.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can explain inequalities used in real world situations.
  • I can define absolute value. 

Reasoning Targets

  • I can compare two numbers on a number line based on their locations.
  • I can express the comparison of two numbers using inequality symbols.

Skills Domain (Performance) Targets


  • I can graph an inequality on a number line.
  • I can explain inequalities used in real world situations.
  • I can use absolute value to describe magnitude or size in real world situations.

Proficiency Scale

Please refer to the proficiency scales for standards MAT-06.NS.07a | MAT-06.NS.07b | MAT-06.NS.07c.




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