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# Integer Fishing Digital Game for Distance Learning--Sheets Version

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### Description

Adding and subtracting integers is difficult! There are so many rules to remember and my students really struggled. In order to help them practice adding and subtracting integers I had a physical game that we played with dice and plastic eggs. For distance learning I created a digital version using Google Sheets and conditional formatting. To see the game in action see my video: How to Play Integer Fishing.

To play the game make a copy for every two students and give them editing rights. The students then add their names and use the built in "dice" to roll for a goal number and to determine how many "casts" to take. They then choose cells in the fishing pond, adding and subtracting the integers from the catch basket to try and reach their goal. Columns are provided for students to track their goal, catch, and score. The winner is the student who, after 10 rounds, has the score closest to zero (which also gives me the opportunity to review the term absolute value).

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Apply and extend previous understandings of addition and subtraction to add and subtract rational numbers; represent addition and subtraction on a horizontal or vertical number line diagram.
Understand π± + π² as the number located a distance |π²| from π±, in the positive or negative direction depending on whether π² is positive or negative. Show that a number and its opposite have a sum of 0 (are additive inverses). Interpret sums of rational numbers by describing real-world contexts.
Understand subtraction of rational numbers as adding the additive inverse, π± β π² = π± + (βπ²). Show that the distance between two rational numbers on the number line is the absolute value of their difference, and apply this principle in real-world contexts.
Apply properties of operations as strategies to add and subtract rational numbers.

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