Introduction to Integers
In this module students learn the basics of integers, with plenty of real-world applications to ground their knowledge. Two short videos introduce the topic of integers and how to graph integers on the number line. A Quizlet activity allows students to practice the skill of identify positives, negatives, or zero. Four formative assessment items test a student's understanding of integers and graphing integers on a number line. allow students to test their understanding of these topics.
For the problem solving activity, students learn about super-cooling electronic circuits for certain high-tech applications. Students use their knowledge of integers to arrange temperature values on a number line.
This module can be used as an introductory lesson on integers for pre-algebra or algebra. The content aligns with the grade 6 Common Core State Standards, but this module can be used as a refresher for higher grades.
This module can be assigned to individual students or groups of students. Students should be able to complete this lesson in 20 minutes.
- Define integers
- Use integers for measurement
- Graph integers on a number line
- Comparing and Ordering Whole Numbers
- Graphing Numbers on a Number Line
|Common Core Standards||CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.NS.C.5, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.NS.C.6|
|Lesson Duration||20 mins|
|Grade Range||6th - 7th Grade|