Bundle includes interactive notes to introduce adding & subtracting integers (foldable & graphic organizer), differentiated activity for independent practice with all four operations with integers (Can You Make it to the Top), & 8 quick means of assessment/review of student mastery with all things integers totaling 31 questions in all (Number System Spiral Review: Quick Assess)! Activities are CCSS aligned for standards 7.NS.A.1-3.
Activities in this bundle:
1) Number System Spiral Review Quick Assess
- A quick and easy way to assess student understanding & misconceptions involving the number system. May be used as bell-work to spiral in previously learned skills involving integers throughout the year, as an exit slip at the end of class following a lesson, or could even be used in math centers. There are a total of 8 assessments, totaling an overall 31 questions.
This activity includes skills such as:
**real-world integer word problems application
writing & solving expressions given number lines, integer word problems, and
**adding, subtracting, multiplying & dividing integers give expressions
2) Integers Review: Can You Make it to the top?!
- Differentiated activity to review adding, subtracting, multiplying & dividing integers.
All students start at the bottom of the pyramid. The bottom level includes basic addition, subtraction, and absolute value expressions. The middle layer contains multiplication & division problems, including exponents. The top level is made up of multi-operation expressions involving order of operations with integers. The idea is that students can't move up to the next level until all problems are correct per level.
Below and on-level learners may never reach the top, and for more struggling learners, perhaps may never make it out of the bottom level. Some on-level and beyond grade-level learners will most likely complete the pyramid. I tell my students that the goal is NOT to finish, but to understand they problems that they do get done, and to answer as many questions as they possibly can.
3) Adding Integers Foldable
- I use this foldable to visually introduce adding integers with same & different signs. We then use these examples to establish rules for adding integers when the signs are the same and different. Students can use these rules & examples to guide themselves as they continue practicing adding integers. The foldable is also useful later in the year. Students are able to go back to this foldable and review/reteach themselves how to add integers if they have forgotten!
4) Subtracting Integers Graphic Organizer
- Using the acronym, Keep, Change, Change (KCC) to rewrite subtraction expressions using its additive inverse, this graphic organizers students to recognize subtracting integers as the addition of those integers. If this is a strategy you are unfamiliar with, it is to KEEP the sign of the first integer, to CHANGE the subtraction sign to an addition sign, and to CHANGE the sign of the second number. This graphic organizer has been EXTREMELY helpful to my students through the years to a) help them recognize patterns when subtracting integers and b) to begin recognizing a single "minus sign" as the equivalent of a "negative sign."