Integer math stations
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Independent Station: Students working independently will be working on several problems involving graphing and ordering rational numbers on the number line. The first group to finish their 120 chart wins the game! All the pairs record the steps they used to combine the integers and determine the number of spaces they may move. Students will solve simple integer word problems. It's battleship with the coordinate plane! The fourth station was my favorite. You know why I love stations so much? In order to develop a deeper understanding of these rules, it is nice to think of an example from outside of school such as a bank and its loan clients. When the round is over, I always have students discuss and acknowledge their mistakes with the group so that they know what to do next time! This will help me figure out what we need to review or reteach to smaller groups.

Students need feedback to get a clearer picture of their understanding. Their Thinking Skills this morning asked them to check their answers to the homework and also fill out a report that shows which questions they got right and which were wrong. You can also differentiate this activity by having your kids collect different numbers of cubes. Students solve each of the problems, and type the answer in the second column. Two-color counters are usually plastic chips that usually come with yellow on one side and red on the other side.

Memory Help for Absolute Value Absolute value is distance from zero. I have a whole year of math journal prompts in my TpT shop if you are interested. For example, students may say that -6 is greater than -4 because 6 is greater than 4. You do this because -1 and 1 when added together equals zero this is called the zero principle. Students learn to solve word problems that involve comparing integers or integer operations, such as the following.

They can also provide opportunities for integrating into math instruction, for example, by drawing a winter picture with an ice sheet. By creating the number line, students will be incorporating mathematical practice 5, using a tool to help with understanding. Students will also understand the additive inverse, apply properties of operations as strategies, and solve real-world problems with rational numbers. The person to get the most correct at the end of the round earns a point. Since there are a few confused faces in the audience, let us explain a little further.

It doesn't take long for them to take off though. Just click on the preview images below to find the worksheets that you are looking for. I knew I needed to come up with something entirely different from the rules for adding and subtracting - but what? Some students may be farther along with technology then others, so they can work without directions if they choose. Since zero does not and basically cannot have a fractional component, zero is an integer. You can also project them on your whiteboard or make an overhead transparency. In other words, multiplying two positives or two negatives together results in a positive products, and multiplying a negative and a positive together results in a negative product. When we say, the correct side, we mean use red for negative numbers and yellow for positive numbers.

Station 3 Students will use integer cards to fill in blanks to solve word problems about descent and ascent of scuba divers. Integer subtraction can be thought of as removing. Sure, you could just teach them the the ++, +-, -+, and -- rules, but then they would have no color in their lives. With the largest range, a difference of up to 5 is allowed. The third station was also very similar to a station I did last time self-correcting excel spreadsheet. Students will also understand the additive inverse, apply properties of operations as strategies, and solve real-world problems with rational numbers.

Are you looking for ways to connect Integer Operations to pictorial or concrete models? A common misconception is that the larger the value, the greater the value. I am going to tell you about the first set of stations we did this week, and leave the second set until later. This game always starts a little slow, but once they can start remembering where the cards are it gets really fun as they can't find the match but the next person can. You model the first number with a pile of chips flipped to the correct side and you also model the second number with a pile of chips flipped to the correct side, then you mash them all together, take out the zeros if any and voila! Computer Station: Students working at the computer station will be creating a number line using an excel spreadsheet. After they are done, I quickly check them and have them get a new poster to complete. For example, if they are on 7 and roll a 2, they will write the next 2 numbers on their chart. Students always come in with the prior knowledge of basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, but may never have heard of a dividing a negative number.

Students must use the model to find the sum of their integers and write it on their paper. In this activity, students go to different counting stations. I made it a bit of a competition withing their groups. I was determined to develop a way to teach them so that they could remember without getting the rules for addition and subtraction confused with those of multiplication and division. They will also solve open ended integer word problems i. Years ago, I used a beeper and a cell phone for the story, but I have updated it now! Have students practice with these integers worksheets and follow up with the close proximity comparing integers worksheets. It is a great way to reinforce integer rules.

I printed and laminated one copy per student so that they could keep it in their pencil bag for easy access and so that they could use with a dry erase marker. Unfortunately, that isn't all there is to it. It can also be used as a math station. Then, we have a big discussion on the number patterns we see in a number chart. I put my students in teams of 4-5.