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Mathematics Grade 6
Strand: THE NUMBER SYSTEM (6.NS) Standard 6.NS.5
4 class periods of 45 minutes each
This lesson utilizes various activities to explore the concept of Combining Integers (often referred to as Adding & Subtracting integers). It incorporates multiple activites including:
This is an introductory unit designed to teach the addition & subtraction of integers through the concept of "combining terms."
These activities have been designed in a way to build conceptual undestanding through hands on experience and real world applications.
Real Number Line
Activity 1: Combining Integers Using Beans
Activity 2: Integer Problems in a Real World Context
Real World Situation: I owe my mom three dollars and my dad four dollars. I owe a total of seven dollars.
Lesson consists of student handout with examples.
Activity 3: Online Game using Virtual Manipulatives: Circle Zero
Lesson consists of game template for students to record games they win.
Activity 4: Number Line Game: Beyond 10