Our hands-on Integers Lesson Plan equips students to define integer, recognize an integer, identify positive and negative integers on a number line, and name uses for integers. Immerse students in practicing the concepts of integers, including negative integers, with an interactive game using playing cards.
Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Resources Snippet:
- List some negative integers to display for students. Ask: Have you ever seen numbers like this before, and where?
- Allow for students’ responses and discussion.
- Introduce the term Integer to the students based on their previous exposure to them. (Most will be familiar with negative temperatures.)
- Distribute the Introduction to Integers content pages. Read and review the information with the students. Give extra examples to help students understand the concepts. Use additional resources to enhance student understanding. Ask students if they have used negative integers in the past.
- Distribute the Activity page. Review the instructions. Pair students.
- Distribute the playing cards. Remind students to remove the face cards. Tell students to keep track of the winner from each game.
- Allow students to switch partners. Play the games several times as time allows.
- Distribute the Practice page. Check and review when students are completed.
- Distribute the Homework page. The next day, check and review the students’ responses.
- In closing, ask students if they think it is possible to add or subtract integers.
- Allow for responses and discussion. The students will not be adding or subtracting them, but this is a simple way to get them focused on the operations related to integers.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.Math.Content.6.NS.C.5, CCSS.Math.Content.6.NS.C.6
Class Sessions (45 minutes): 1 – 2 class sessions
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