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Negative numbers are a huge stumbling block even for students taking Algebra 1. Reviewing integers early on can help alleviate a lot of these problems. By going over the number line, it sets up coordinates, linear function graphing, and graphing inequalities later in the year.
The warm-up, notes, classwork, and exit ticket are all in editable DOC/PPT formats so they can be customized to your needs.
The activity for the lesson is a special comic making exercise (blank templates included). Students apply positive and negative numbers to a situation they're all familiar with: a fight between comic heroes and villains! It's a fun way to insert summer blockbuster action into your math classroom while also reinforcing integers.
In addition, it has alternate versions of the classwork and exit ticket that have been modified for use in inclusion classrooms. Specific IEP modifications include reduced answer choices, fewer problems, restated examples, guided notes, and procedural instructions.
While intended for use in Algebra 1, this lesson can also be adapted for middle school when integers are first introduced.