Includes both adding & subtracting integers
24 task cards + 2 challenge cards + 2 explanation cards
•Teaching cards: The QR codes on the explanation cards link to teaching videos that explains how to add and “subtract” integers. Give these cards to students who need extra guidance or review.
•Video explanations: Each cards has a QR code that links to a video explanation of how to solve the problem.
•Easy Differentiation: The stars at the bottom of each card indicate the difficulty level.
•Challenge cards: Challenge cards can be added to any of the other 24 cards to encourage higher-level thinking.
•Blank answer forms: Print a copy for each student and have them write their answers on the form.
•Printable answer key: The answer key contains picture explanations for each problem.
•Easy-to-Understand: The way I teach & explain adding signed numbers is a bit unconventional, but I’ve found it to be extremely easy for students to understand.
•The way I teach & explain adding signed numbers is a bit unconventional, but I’ve found it to be extremely easy for students to understand.
•When students are first learning to add signed numbers, require them to draw a picture each time. This helps them really grasp the concept and avoid confusion and mistakes.
•I tell my students that we are no longer going to think of the – sign as subtraction but instead as a negative. That’s why I’ve titled these cards “adding signed numbers” not “adding and subtracting…” – because it’s better to think of it as adding a negative.
Task cards are versatile & can be used for a variety of activities including:
• Math Centers
• Remedial Help: Because these cards include video explanations, you can simply give these cards to a student who needs additional help, and they should be able to learn somewhat independently
Any questions? Feel free to ask!
Note: I have tagged these with the corresponding Common Core standards, and they can supplement any common core classroom. However, I explain the problems in the way I believe students best understand, not necessarily the way that best matches the recommended reasoning of the Common Core standards.