This lesson teaches Absolute Value and adding integers on a number line.
The beginning of the lesson students are introduced to absolute value through directions- north, south, east, west. And from there they can see that distance doesn't matter and the absolute value is always positive. Then the lesson continues with interactive SMART notebook activities that allow students to manipulate numbers on the board and test if they know the absolute value.
The lesson then teaches adding integers on a number line and in various real world situations- money, temperature, etc. There are also drills for them to practice. The students then formulate the rule for adding integers.
The lesson ends with a Share and Summarize allowing students to summarize what they learned.