Adding & Subtracting (Combining) Integers

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Maintain a positive atmosphere in your math class with this fun instructional activity on adding and subtracting integers. After first explaining the rules for combining positive and negative numbers, this resource uses a comic strip to guide students through multiple example problems before offering a series of skills practice exercises.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a packet out of this resource and use during an introductory lesson on adding and subtracting integers
  • The math joke and brainer teaser included in this lesson can be used as warm-up activities
  • Extend the lesson by having students create their own comic strips that describe real-world situations involving integers
Pros

  • The skills practice exercises include a variety of number sentences and algebraic expressions involving the addition and subtraction of integers
  • An answer key is provided for the independent practice problems
Cons

  • Some of the text in the comic strip is small and may be difficult for students to read