# Lesson Ideas

Counting fingers is one time-honored technique for adding and subtracting integers. But what happens when you run out of fingers? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby teach you how to handle the addition and subtraction of bigger numbers--not to mention what to do when some of those numbers happen to be negative! Discover how useful a number line can be when dealing with positive and negative integers. Explore how absolute values and additive inverses can help bring those integers together (or split them up, for that matter!). And learn how adding a negative number is the same as subtracting a positive one, and how subtracting a negative number is the same as adding a positive one!

#### Adding with Mental Math Lesson Plan: Addition Blocks Game

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 1-5, students use BrainPOP resources (including a free online interactive game) to practice combining numbers to create target amounts. Students will apply a variety of mental math strategies as they add during online game play, as well as in a hands-on addition game they create with a partner.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »#### Math Facts and Number Sense Lesson Plan: The Jelly Bean Game

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades K-4, students will use jelly beans in an online game and real jellybeans as math manipulatives to practice number sense concepts, such as counting, more and less, estimation, algebraic thinking and missing addend equations, and addition and subtraction math facts.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »#### Combining Numbers Lesson Plan: Monster School Bus Game

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 1-5, students will use an online math game to practice creating number combinations (such as whole numbers which add up to 10, or decimals which add up to 1.) Students then create their own version of the game using hands-on materials.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »#### Mathematical Concepts Lesson Plan: Lure of the Labyrinth Employee Lounge

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6 through 8, students use BrainPOP resources to explore mathematical concepts. They will describe, represent, and apply numbers using mental strategies, paper/pencil and technology through an online game. Students will also evaluate algebraic expressions.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »#### Basic Subtraction Lesson Plan: Fun With Fact Families

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K through 3, students use BrainPOP Jr. resources to learn how to use a variety of strategies to subtract small numbers. They will also learn about fact families while working collaboratively in independent groups.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »#### Math Skills Lesson Plan: It’s All Fun and Games

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students work collaboratively to research selected math skills. Students then create, play, and assess a math game that is designed to apply and reinforce their selected math concept.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »
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