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Don't let negative numbers make you have a negative attitude!
Here are 16 multi-step, (32 computations) real world word problems to help bring meaning to your students' concepts of how negative numbers fit into our world. Using scenarios that involve banking, investments, elevations, submersion, and temperatures, these task cards are differentiated in difficulty to reach multi-level abilities when teaching this skill.
The resource is provided in:
**FULL SIZE COLOR SLIDES for whole group viewing on a whiteboard
**PRINTABLE TASK CARDS IN MINI FORMAT IN BOTH color and Black-n-White for your printing preferences--- a great economical option if paper/ink is an issue.
PRINTABLE STUDENT ANSWER DOCUMENTS are provided as an option for easy evaluation of student accountability when participation is expected- whether as a class assignment or when working at a math center or in small collaborative learning groups, you can quickly assess the student's work ethic in the mastery of the skill.
Student answer documents are also great tools of organization for students with IEPs that require additional organization of work tools, etc.
Students answer documents also make differentiated assignments painless for the teacher- by simply circling the word problems a student must complete, the possibility of confusion on what to do is virtually eliminated.
Answer keys are provided in 2 formats- as task card answer keys and in teacher friendly printable format.
My students have always had great fun working these- hope yours will too!