Step 1

Engage students by having them to classify rational numbers by being natural, whole and integers. Students will also demonstrate how to add integers by using a number line.

Students will view a Presentation on Interesting Integers. This presentation discuss the rules for adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing integers. Many examples are used to help students master the concepts of integers.

Interesting Integers presentation is found at

http://www.math.pppst.com/integers.html.

The students will also have a pre-assessment on adding and subtracting integers at the beginning of the webquest assignment to assess prior knowledge of integers. This assesment called Integers-Signed Numbers can be found at

http://amby.com/educate/math/integer.html.

Step 2

After the conclusion of the presentation on Interesting Integers, students will be divided into groups of fours to complete a reading assignment on the use of integers in our everyday lives. The group is assigned a facilitator to keep all members on task. Each group is assign to a specific website to read and discuss their article related to integers. Then they will fill out a graphic organizer of questions pertaining to the article.The articles are found at

http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/view/60694.html.

Step 3

The students are invited to play games relating to integers. One such game is Line Jumper at Fun Brain, found at

http://www.funbrain.com/linejump/index.html.

Students must select a level of difficulty ranging from a level of easy - a number line between 0 and 10, to super brain-a number line between -16 and 16 with negatives moves. They are shown a number line and a math question. The students must click on the number line at the correct answer to the question. Students may work along, or play against the computer. The highest scorer wins.

Step 4

The students were also invited to play another game.

Title: Math Car Racing

URL: http://www.funbrain.com/cgi-bin/osa.cgi.

Annotation: To play Math Car Racing, the students must click on an expression from the row that is highlighted (side to side). Fun Brain will choose an expression from the same column as the student, but (up and down). Whoever has the most points, which is based on the level of difficulty, wins.

These are games that re-enforce students understanding of integers and how they are used daily.

Step 5

The students must create a one page flyer on integers. This is a group assignment. Each group is given a sheet of chart paper and a box of markers. The group must create a flyer providing how integers are used in the real world, as well as any other information about integers that they deemed are important.

The rubric used to assess the flyers that the students create is found at

http://cte.jhu.edu/techacademy/web/2000/integers/IntFlyRubric.pdf

The post-assessment is attached.