# ALEX Learning Activity

## Adding Integers Using Two-Color Counters

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This learning activity provided by:
 Author: Kimberly Dockery System: Alabama Department of Education School: Alabama Department of Education
General Activity Information
 Activity ID: 2705 Title: Adding Integers Using Two-Color Counters Digital Tool/Resource: Didix Two Color Counters Web Address – URL: http://www.didax.com/apps/two-color-counters/ Overview: In this introductory activity, students will use two-color counters to explore adding integers. Students will also develop a working definition of the additive inverse. Using online two-color counters, students will discover algorithms for adding integers. Finally, students will develop addition integer rules based on the solutions to the mathematical sentences modeled using the two-color counters.Adding Integers Using Two-Color Counters Student Response Page
Associated Standards and Objectives
Content Standard(s):
Learning Objectives:

Students will develop number sentences involving adding integers.

Students will develop a working definition of the additive inverse.

Students will use the digital tool Didix Two Color Counters to model algorithms of adding integers.

Students will discover and write addition integer rules based on model solutions.

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