This graphic organizer/worksheet was created to help students practice adding and subtracting integers. It includes an organizer for changing a subtraction problem to an addition problem, using + & - symbols for adding, and a number line for adding.
There are 3 levels of graphic organizer included in this product. The first level includes all of the hints necessary to help students understand the process. Levels 2 and 3 reduce the number of hints and allows for more problems to be completed on each page.
To use the product, the student is given an addition or subtraction problem (or the teacher may write them in the spaces before copying the sheet), decides if the KEEP, CHANGE, CHANGE is necessary, shows the addition using + & - symbols AND using a number line. The student is then asked if he/she arrived at the same answer both ways. If not, the student is told to check his/her work.
A completed example is provided for the teacher and students.
The worksheet has space for two problems per page, and there is a page provided with just one problem per page. It is suggested that the class/student starts out with the one problem per page so all focus can be on one problem at first.
This product was created by Susan M. Walker.