Integer Operations Notes and Puzzle

Integer Operations Notes and Puzzle
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Integer Operations Notes and Puzzle

The first two pages are review notes on adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing integers set up in Cornell Note style. Answer key is included.

The next two pages are a cut-out puzzle that practices the operations further. One page is the squares scrambled, and the other page is a template for them to paste them down in the correct order. I print the template out on colored paper, and the puzzle on white paper. A solution is included. It's a really great review activity! I used it as a first day of school activity for my Algebra students to see what they were capable of without a calculator. However, it could also be used as reinforcement with grades 6-8 math.

Note- I teach a "number line" method to integer operations in that to subtract you move left and to add you move right. When given a problem like "-3 - (-5)", I teach my students to rewrite as "-3 + 5" and move 5 units to the right on the number line. The same thing for adding a negative, they change to subtraction and move left on the number line. My notes reflect this method.

For a digital version of the puzzle made in Google Slides, click here!

This resource is included in the following bundle(s):
Middle School Math Activities Bundle

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