Our Integers Multiply and Divide Lesson Plan engages students with hands-on activities to understand and practice multiplying and dividing integers. Develop creativity and critical thinking skills as students design their own problems using a variety of signs. This lesson also supports peer learning and engagement as student work in pairs to check each other’s work.
Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Resources Snippet:
- Ask students if they think it would be easier or more difficult to multiply/divide integers than add/subtract integers and why?
- Allow for responses and discussion. Introduce multiplying and dividing integers.
- Distribute Integers (Multiply & Divide) content pages. Read and review the information with the students. Use the additional resources and extra examples to enhance understanding.
- Distribute Activity pages. Read and review the instructions. Distribute scissors. Give students sufficient time to write out some problems by first manipulating the numbers. Remind students not to repeat problems and use a variety of signs for the problems. Circulate through the room asking students to demonstrate some of their problems for you.
- Once completed, allow students to exchange with another student to check each other’s work. If there are any discrepancies, display the problem for all students to see and review together. Collect all work and review for accuracy.
- Distribute Practice page. Check and review the students’ responses.
- Distribute the Homework page. The next day, check and review the students’ responses.
- In closing, display these sentences: You can’t see anyone in the crowd. I don’t have anybody to help me.
- Ask: How are the sentences related to one of the rules for multiplying integers?
- Allow for responses and discussion. (They show double negatives equal a positive.)
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.Math.Content.6.NS.C.7
Class Sessions (45 minutes): 1 – 2 class sessions
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