# Negative Numbers

# Plan your

# Intro to Negative Numbers

# lesson

# Lesson Objective:

# 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.

# Prior Knowledge

# Ability to compare and contrast numbers.

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# Vocabulary

# Positive number

# Negative number

# Zero

# Number line

# Integer

# Rational number

# Students understand the concepts of a number line.

# Activities

# Differentiate your instruction by grouping your students by their needs and choose the most effective activity for each group

# Increase Confidence

# Challenge Your Students

# Increase Motivation

Teacher

Tips

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