Intro to Negative Numbers
Students will understand that positive and negative numbers are used to describe quantities having opposite directions. Students will use negative numbers to represent quantities in real-world contexts, explaining the meaning of 0 in each situation.
Ability to compare and contrast numbers.
Students understand the concepts of a number line.
Differentiate your instruction by grouping your students by their needs and choose the most effective activity for each group
Challenge Your Students
Remind students to pay attention to the symbol before the number as well as to the numeral in order to determine quantity.
Look out for confusion around ordering of negative numbers, since the smaller the numeral, the closer the number is to 0, and therefore the greater it is.
Have students work together to correct each other’s work