Representing, Identifying, and Comparing Integers

Use integers to represent real-world situations. Read and identify integers. Locate integers on a number line. Compare and order integers.

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
CCSS.Math.Content.6.NS.C.5
Understand that positive and negative numbers are used together to describe quantities having opposite directions or values (e.g., temperature...
CCSS.Math.Content.6.NS.C.7
Understand ordering and absolute value of rational numbers.
GLE 0606.2.1
Understand and explain the procedures for multiplication and division of fractions, mixed numbers, and decimals.
GLE 0606.2.2
Solve multi-step mathematical, contextual and verbal problems using fractions, mixed numbers, and decimals.
GLE 0606.2.4
Understand and convert between fraction, decimal, and percent forms of rational numbers.
GLE 0606.2.5
Develop meaning for integers; represent and compare quantities with integers.
SPI 0606.2.7
Locate positive rational numbers on the number line.
SPI 0606.2.8
Locate integers on the number line.
TSS.Math.6.NS.C.5
Understand that positive and negative numbers are used together to describe quantities having opposite directions or values (e.g., temperature above/below...
TSS.Math.6.NS.C.7
Understand ordering and absolute value of rational numbers.
 
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Essential and guiding questions: 

Essential Questions:

  • How can integers be represented by models and realworld situations?
  • How can a number line help in comparing integers?
  • How can I recognize integers and their opposites with and without the number line?

Lesson Variations

Blooms taxonomy level: 
Understanding

Helpful Hints

Materials:

  • Worksheets: "Integers In Our World", "Representing Integers Using Physical Models", "Comparing Integers", "Integers and Their Opposites" journal entry
  • Integers Choice Board project
  • Student Response Cards
  • Ti-73 calculators with Numline Application

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