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Math Example--Arithmetic--Adding Two Integers: Example 4

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# Math Example--Arithmetic--Adding Two Integers: Example 4

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Integers

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This example showcases the addition of a positive integer and its negative counterpart: 7 + (-7). When adding a negative integer, it's helpful to rewrite the expression as subtraction. In this case, 7 + (-7) can be rewritten as 7 - 7, which equals 0. This example illustrates an important concept in integer addition: any number added to its opposite results in zero.

Understanding integer operations is crucial in mathematics, as it forms the basis for more advanced mathematical concepts. This collection of examples covers various scenarios of adding integers, including positive-positive, positive-negative, and negative-negative combinations. By exploring these different cases, students develop a comprehensive understanding of how integers behave under addition, preparing them for more complex mathematical topics and real-world applications.

Providing multiple worked-out examples is a key strategy in mathematics education. Each example in this collection offers students a chance to observe the problem-solving process step by step. By encountering different types of integer addition problems, students can recognize patterns, reinforce their understanding, and build confidence in their ability to perform these operations. The repetition and variety of examples help cement these concepts in students' minds, enabling them to apply their knowledge more effectively to new and challenging situations in the future.

For a complete collection of math examples related to Adding and Subtracting Integers click on this link: __Math Examples: Adding and Subtracting Integers Collection.__

Common Core Standards | CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.NS.C.5 |
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Grade Range | 6 - 12 |

Curriculum Nodes |
Algebra• The Language of Math• Numerical Expressions |

Copyright Year | 2014 |

Keywords | integers, integer, positive numbers, negative numbers, positive, negative, zero, adding integers, subtracting integers, adding and subtracting integers |