Positive and Negative Numbers on the Number Line—Opposite Direction and Value

Make your own number line ... using a compass. The first installment of a 21-part series has scholars investigate positive and negative integers on a number line by using a compass to construct points that are the same distance from zero but on opposite sides. Using the number line, they consider direction and value of positive and negative integers.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Draw a number line on the floor to have kinesthetic learners walk along
  • Assign the problem set as homework or classwork
Classroom Considerations

  • Each pupil needs a compass
Pros

  • Uses both vertical and horizontal number lines
  • Includes discussion questions to use with each example problem
Cons

  • None
Common Core