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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:

• What can you tell about the numbers to the left and right of 0? How do they compare?

Step 2: BUILD KNOWLEDGE

Step 3: APPLY and ASSESS

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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### Lesson Plan Common Core State Standards Alignments

Filed as:  3-5, 6-8, Adding and Subtracting Integers, BrainPOP, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.7