Understand the Concept of Additive Inverse

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Scuba Scott is twenty feet underwater and needs to go back to the surface. Mathematicians learn that the additive inverse of negative twenty brings Scuba Scott back to the surface. The additive inverse is also applied to a mountain climber. Help algebra learners understand that by combining opposite numbers to make zero, they are applying the additive inverse.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the additional resources, part of this series regarding additive inverses, for more practice
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Pros

  • Provides a real-world application of additive inverse
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