Adding and Subtracting Integers

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It's time to break out those algebra tiles for some hands-on learning. To begin young mathematicians practice modeling how to add and subtract integers, before eventually learning to solve linear algebraic equations with the help of these useful manipulatives.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Supplement these activities into a middle school math unit on integers or during an introduction to algebraic expressions and equations
  • Use a document camera or overhead projector to demonstrate these activities for the class
Classroom Considerations

  • Activities call for the use of algebra tiles, which can be created out of construction paper if not already available in your classroom
Pros

  • Examples that clearly demonstrate the skills being taught are offered with each activity
  • A variety of practice exercises are included with the activities
  • Resource includes algebra tile mats that support students with evaluating expressions and solving equations
Cons

  • None