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Title: Wonder Number Line
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This lesson allows students to become familiar with a number line. Students can explore a number line and develop knowledge of numerical concepts. While it covers a 6th grade standard, this lesson can be used as part of a 7th or 8th grade lesson on integers.
This is a College and CareerReady Standards showcase lesson plan.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (6) 8: Understand that positive and negative numbers are used together to describe quantities having opposite directions or values (e.g., temperature above/below zero, elevation above/below sea level, credits/debits, positive/negative electric charge); use positive and negative numbers to represent quantities in realworld contexts explaining the meaning of 0 in each situation. [6NS5] [MA2013] (6) 9: Understand a rational number as a point on the number line. Extend number line diagrams and coordinate axes familiar from previous grades to represent points on the line and in the plane with negative number coordinates. [6NS6]
Subject: Mathematics (6)
Title: Wonder Number Line
Description: This lesson allows students to become familiar with a number line. Students can explore a number line and develop knowledge of numerical concepts. While it covers a 6th grade standard, this lesson can be used as part of a 7th or 8th grade lesson on integers.
This is a College and CareerReady Standards showcase lesson plan.
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Title: How Low Can You Go?
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In this lesson, students will identify and locate numberspostive and negative numbers, including decimals and fractions on a number line.
This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (6) 8: Understand that positive and negative numbers are used together to describe quantities having opposite directions or values (e.g., temperature above/below zero, elevation above/below sea level, credits/debits, positive/negative electric charge); use positive and negative numbers to represent quantities in realworld contexts explaining the meaning of 0 in each situation. [6NS5]
Subject: Mathematics (6)
Title: How Low Can You Go?
Description: In this lesson, students will identify and locate numberspostive and negative numbers, including decimals and fractions on a number line.
This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.
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Title: Positively F.U.N. ! (fantastic, unique, and noteworthy) ways to idenitfy and add positive and negative integers)
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This lesson will actively engage students to identify and add positive and negative integers. In cooperative groups, students will discuss everyday vocabulary that will activate students' existing background knowledge and set the purpose for understanding integers. Students will integrate new information with prior knowledge.
This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (6) 8: Understand that positive and negative numbers are used together to describe quantities having opposite directions or values (e.g., temperature above/below zero, elevation above/below sea level, credits/debits, positive/negative electric charge); use positive and negative numbers to represent quantities in realworld contexts explaining the meaning of 0 in each situation. [6NS5] [MA2013] (6) 9: Understand a rational number as a point on the number line. Extend number line diagrams and coordinate axes familiar from previous grades to represent points on the line and in the plane with negative number coordinates. [6NS6] [MA2013] (7) 5: Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division and of fractions to multiply and divide rational numbers. [7NS2]
Subject: Mathematics (6  7)
Title: Positively F.U.N. ! (fantastic, unique, and noteworthy) ways to idenitfy and add positive and negative integers)
Description: This lesson will actively engage students to identify and add positive and negative integers. In cooperative groups, students will discuss everyday vocabulary that will activate students' existing background knowledge and set the purpose for understanding integers. Students will integrate new information with prior knowledge.
This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.
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Title: Integers Are Rising and Falling Everywhere! Adding and Subtracting Integers
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Students will expand from the idea of not only identifying signed numbers but to use them for numerical operations.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (6) 8: Understand that positive and negative numbers are used together to describe quantities having opposite directions or values (e.g., temperature above/below zero, elevation above/below sea level, credits/debits, positive/negative electric charge); use positive and negative numbers to represent quantities in realworld contexts explaining the meaning of 0 in each situation. [6NS5] [MA2013] (7) 4: Apply and extend previous understandings of addition and subtraction to add and subtract rational numbers; represent addition and subtraction on a horizontal or vertical number line diagram. [7NS1] [MA2013] (5) 18: Convert among differentsized standard measurement units within a given measurement system (e.g., convert 5 cm to 0.05 m), and use these conversions in solving multistep, realworld problems. [5MD1]
Subject: Mathematics (5  7)
Title: Integers Are Rising and Falling Everywhere! Adding and Subtracting Integers
Description: Students will expand from the idea of not only identifying signed numbers but to use them for numerical operations.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.
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Title: The Path to Positive
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Using the story Less than Zero by Stuart Murphy, students relate money matters to positive and negative numbers as a reallife correlation. Incorporated into this lesson, students play the path to positive game where they are required to add integers.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.
Standard(s): [ELA2013] (7) 12: Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events). [RI.7.3] [TC2] (68) 6: Select specific digital tools for completing curriculumrelated tasks. [TC2] (68) 9: Practice responsible and legal use of technology systems and digital content. [MA2013] (6) 8: Understand that positive and negative numbers are used together to describe quantities having opposite directions or values (e.g., temperature above/below zero, elevation above/below sea level, credits/debits, positive/negative electric charge); use positive and negative numbers to represent quantities in realworld contexts explaining the meaning of 0 in each situation. [6NS5]
Subject: English Language Arts (7), or Mathematics (6), or Technology Education (6  8)
Title: The Path to Positive
Description: Using the story Less than Zero by Stuart Murphy, students relate money matters to positive and negative numbers as a reallife correlation. Incorporated into this lesson, students play the path to positive game where they are required to add integers.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.
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Title: "Integers, Less Than Zero"
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A handson lesson demonstrating integers using the book, LESS THAN ZERO by Stuart J. Murphy
Standard(s): [MA2013] (6) 8: Understand that positive and negative numbers are used together to describe quantities having opposite directions or values (e.g., temperature above/below zero, elevation above/below sea level, credits/debits, positive/negative electric charge); use positive and negative numbers to represent quantities in realworld contexts explaining the meaning of 0 in each situation. [6NS5]
Subject: Mathematics (6)
Title: "Integers, Less Than Zero"
Description: A handson lesson demonstrating integers using the book, LESS THAN ZERO by Stuart J. Murphy
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Title: What Is Infinity?
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What is the last digit of pi? How far away is the end of the universe? Explore these questions and more in today's Wonder of the Day!
Standard(s): [MA2013] (6) 8: Understand that positive and negative numbers are used together to describe quantities having opposite directions or values (e.g., temperature above/below zero, elevation above/below sea level, credits/debits, positive/negative electric charge); use positive and negative numbers to represent quantities in realworld contexts explaining the meaning of 0 in each situation. [6NS5] [MA2013] (6) 9: Understand a rational number as a point on the number line. Extend number line diagrams and coordinate axes familiar from previous grades to represent points on the line and in the plane with negative number coordinates. [6NS6]
Subject: CrossDisciplinary  Informal Education , Physical Education  Outdoor Education , Science  Biological and Life Sciences , Science  Zoology , Informal Education  Academic Enrichment , Informal Education  Zoo/Aquarium/Nature Center Education Title: What Is Infinity?
Description: What is the last digit of pi? How far away is the end of the universe? Explore these questions and more in today's Wonder of the Day! Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5
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Title: Adding Integers: Positively Fun Tutorial Video
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Adding Integers is presented as a webisode(video) from Teacher Tube in an interactive whiteboard format. Modeling mathematics by using manipulatives and number lines is the presentation method used by this video.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (6) 8: Understand that positive and negative numbers are used together to describe quantities having opposite directions or values (e.g., temperature above/below zero, elevation above/below sea level, credits/debits, positive/negative electric charge); use positive and negative numbers to represent quantities in realworld contexts explaining the meaning of 0 in each situation. [6NS5] [MA2013] (6) 9: Understand a rational number as a point on the number line. Extend number line diagrams and coordinate axes familiar from previous grades to represent points on the line and in the plane with negative number coordinates. [6NS6] [MA2013] (7) 4: Apply and extend previous understandings of addition and subtraction to add and subtract rational numbers; represent addition and subtraction on a horizontal or vertical number line diagram. [7NS1]
Adding Integers: Positively Fun Tutorial Video
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Adding Integers is presented as a webisode(video) from Teacher Tube in an interactive whiteboard format. Modeling mathematics by using manipulatives and number lines is the presentation method used by this video.
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Title: Integer Jeopardy
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The Integer Jeopardy game is a game that has 4 categories: adding integers, subtracting integers, multiplying integers, and dividing integers. It can be played alone or in teams (up to four teams).
Standard(s): [MA2013] (6) 8: Understand that positive and negative numbers are used together to describe quantities having opposite directions or values (e.g., temperature above/below zero, elevation above/below sea level, credits/debits, positive/negative electric charge); use positive and negative numbers to represent quantities in realworld contexts explaining the meaning of 0 in each situation. [6NS5]
Integer Jeopardy
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The Integer Jeopardy game is a game that has 4 categories: adding integers, subtracting integers, multiplying integers, and dividing integers. It can be played alone or in teams (up to four teams).
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Title: Math Man: Understanding Integers
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In this interactive game, students will find the positive or negative integer that matches the answers of reallife question: for example, 3 yards loss = 3 or 3 feet below sea level = 3. The format is similar to a pacman style game. Math man must gooble up the correct ghost with the correct integer. Use the arrow keys to move math man to eat all of the ghosts. You can only eat the ghost with a number that answers the question.
Standard(s): [MA2013] (6) 8: Understand that positive and negative numbers are used together to describe quantities having opposite directions or values (e.g., temperature above/below zero, elevation above/below sea level, credits/debits, positive/negative electric charge); use positive and negative numbers to represent quantities in realworld contexts explaining the meaning of 0 in each situation. [6NS5]
Math Man: Understanding Integers
http://www.sheppards...
In this interactive game, students will find the positive or negative integer that matches the answers of reallife question: for example, 3 yards loss = 3 or 3 feet below sea level = 3. The format is similar to a pacman style game. Math man must gooble up the correct ghost with the correct integer. Use the arrow keys to move math man to eat all of the ghosts. You can only eat the ghost with a number that answers the question.
Thinkfinity Learning Activities
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Title: What Is Infinity?
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What is the last digit of pi? How far away is the end of the universe? Explore these questions and more in today's Wonder of the Day!
Standard(s): [MA2013] (6) 8: Understand that positive and negative numbers are used together to describe quantities having opposite directions or values (e.g., temperature above/below zero, elevation above/below sea level, credits/debits, positive/negative electric charge); use positive and negative numbers to represent quantities in realworld contexts explaining the meaning of 0 in each situation. [6NS5] [MA2013] (6) 9: Understand a rational number as a point on the number line. Extend number line diagrams and coordinate axes familiar from previous grades to represent points on the line and in the plane with negative number coordinates. [6NS6]
Subject: CrossDisciplinary  Informal Education , Physical Education  Outdoor Education , Science  Biological and Life Sciences , Science  Zoology , Informal Education  Academic Enrichment , Informal Education  Zoo/Aquarium/Nature Center Education Title: What Is Infinity?
Description: What is the last digit of pi? How far away is the end of the universe? Explore these questions and more in today's Wonder of the Day! Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5

