Hi! This lesson is designed for students to discover the rules of adding integers on their own. Students will add integers using algebra tiles and zero pairs. After working with various examples students will investigate their answers. Students will discover on their own that is the signs are the same we add and keep, and if the signs are different we subtract and keep the sign of the greater absolute value. My students loved the activity because they really understood WHY the answer makes sense. The number line is also available to show students how it works on the number line as well.
Mini poster that reminds students what each tile represents!