ALEX Learning Activity Resources

ALEX Learning Activities  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [MA2015] (6) 9 :
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. [6-NS6]

a. Recognize opposite signs of numbers as indicating locations on opposite sides of 0 on the number line; recognize that the opposite of the opposite of a number is the number itself, e.g., - (-3) = 3, and that 0 is its own opposite. [6-NS6a]

b. Understand signs of numbers in ordered pairs as indicating locations in quadrants of the coordinate plane; recognize that when two ordered pairs differ only by signs, the locations of the points are related by reflections across one or both axes. [6-NS6b]

c. Find and position integers and other rational numbers on a horizontal or vertical number line diagram; find and position pairs of integers and other rational numbers on a coordinate plane. [6-NS6c]

Subject: Mathematics (6)
Title: Lining Up With Integers

The students will create integer cards (using positive and negative whole numbers and decimals) and then work with classmates to put them in order in a number line diagram.  The activity is progressive to help scaffold understanding.

This activity was created as a result of the ALEX  Resource Development Summit.

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