Adding and Subtracting Integers

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Taken straight from the pages of a sixth-grade textbook, this four-lesson series offers dozens skills practice and problem solving exercises that support students with learning to fluently add and subtract integers. A nice way to supplement your school or district's math curriculum.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a workbook out of these pages, discussing the examples and completing the exercises during a middle school math unit on integers
  • Based on the results of the pre-assessment, differentiate instruction by assigning specific sets of problems that meet the individual abilities of students
  • Have students complete the explore activities for each lesson with a partner, before discussing their results as a whole class
Pros

  • Word problems include a variety of real-world contexts involving positive and negative numbers
  • Offers pre- and post- assessments for monitoring student learning
  • Number lines and other visual models support the example problems 
Cons

  • Answer keys are not included for the practice exercises and assessments, but can be created without too much effort by completing the problems yourself