# Adding and Subtracting Integers Lesson Plan: Number and Operations

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic **Adding and Subtracting Integers****, **and supports the standard of fluently adding and subtracting positive and negative integers. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of projects.

**Step 1: ACTIVATE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE**

Display an image of a number line, like the one shown below:

Ask students:* *

*What do you notice about this number line?**What can you tell about the numbers to the left and right of 0? How do they compare?*

**Step 2: BUILD KNOWLEDGE**

- Read aloud the description on the
**Adding and Subtracting Integers topic page**. - Play the
**Movie**, pausing to check for understanding. - Have students read one of the
**Related Reading**articles. Partner them with someone who read a different article to share what they learned with each other.

**Step 3: APPLY and ASSESS **

Students take the **Adding and Subtracting Integers Quiz**, applying essential literacy skills while demonstrating what they learned about this topic.

**Step 4: DEEPEN and EXTEND**

Students express what they learned about adding and subtracting integers while practicing **essential literacy skills** with one or more of the following activities. Differentiate by assigning ones that meet individual student needs.

**Make-a-Movie**: Create a tutorial that answers this question:*How do you use a number line to add and subtract integers?***Make-a-Map**: Make a concept map identifying and explaining the rules for adding and subtracting integers, and the relationship between adding positive and negative numbers. Use examples.**Creative Coding**: Code a math problem that involves adding or subtracting integers.

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