Extending the Number System

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Don't feel negative about negative numbers. Individuals extend their knowledge of positive numbers and fractions to rational numbers. They see how to represent negative rational numbers on a number line, learn about opposites and absolute value, see how to compare and order rational numbers, and consider how to use negative values in context.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the resource as part of a review for a unit test
Classroom Considerations
  • Fourth of seven installments in 6th Grade Math
  • Knowledge of plotting positive fractions on a number line and plotting ordered pairs on a coordinate grid is necessary
  • Provides examples of how to apply mathematical practice standards to the lesson content
  • A separate file gives sample answers to the worksheets
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