Introduction to Adding and Subtracting Integers: Algebra and Other Math Lessons

Get a brief introduction to adding and subtracting integers with this informative video. Viewers listen and observe how the host solves multiple addition and subtraction problems using positive and negative integers. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Flip the classroom; give scholars the link to watch at home, then apply their knowledge when they return to school 
  • Create and display anchor charts based on the information presented in the video 
Classroom Considerations

  • The video assumes learners know what absolute value is; some review may be necessary 
Pros

  • Example problems progress from simple to more complex 
  • The host describes the method of "keep, change, change" as a way to remember how to subtract integers 
Cons

  • The host is a fast talker; be sure to pause, replay, and check for understanding as needed 
  • The mathematical problems that the host writes on screen are difficult to see