The Opposite of a Number's Opposite

It's said that opposites attract, but what about opposites of opposites? Individuals learn about the opposite of opposites using number lines. They complete a group activity in which members determine the opposite of opposites of integers. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Challenge the class to describe the opposite of the opposite of the opposite ... of the opposite of an integer based on the number of times the opposite is taken
Classroom Considerations
  • Each learner needs to receive an index card with an integer; be sure to prepare these before class
  • Pupils should have knowledge of opposites from previous lesson
  • Fifth installment of a 21-part series
  • Includes an exit ticket to use at the end of class
  • Provides a problem set with solutions
  • None
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