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- Ryan L., Special Education Teacher
- Cincinnati, OH
Integers Teacher Resources
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Middle schoolers engage in a clever lesson plan that combines meteorology with mathematical thinking. They use integers in relation to high and low temperatures that they record. They use a spreadsheet of weather data, a computer, and gain valuable practice in using integers.
Seventh graders participate in a demonstration lesson of adding integers using a number line and counters. They complete practice problems one white boards with volunteers modeling the procedure. They access two websites in order to work with adding integers at a variety of levels.
Sixth and seventh graders compare and order integers. After locating integers in a newspaper, they describe examples of negative and positive integers. They draw a thermometer and locate positive and negative integers on the scale. In groups, pupils draw number lines for given sets and name opposite numbers.
Eighth graders review adding and subtracting of integers. The class makes a number line from -10 to 10 and practice adding and subtracting by "acting out" the math problems. Students play a card game using the number cards from a regular deck. Red are negatives, black cards are positive. Students complete an integer worksheet for homework.
Eighth graders brainstorm the differences between positive and negative numbers. They create a Venn diagram comparing numbers on an elevator to numbers used in a checkbook. Students watch a video from United Streaming to compare subtracting integers to elevators. They take notes during the film.
In this integer worksheet, students solve given equations by adding and subtracting positive and negative integers. The worksheet is divided into three parts: addition of integers, subtraction of integers, and mixed equations containing addition and subtraction problems. Students solve 44 problems, 12 which contain at least three integers with multiple operations.
Students explore the concept of adding integers. In this adding integers lesson plan, students simulate the battle of the 300 spartans at Thermopylae. Students use colored game pieces to represent positive and negative numbers. Students 'battle' by exchanging pieces with classmates; whoever has more pieces wins the battle. Students are on teams of positives versus negatives.