Adding and Subtracting Integers
The first page contains suggested instructions for using this activity. The second 3 pages are the activity for partner A. The third 3 pages are the activity for partner B. The last 3 pages contain the answer key. The last page contains copyright information.
While working on this activity, each partner will cut out and match equivalent addition and subtraction expressions. Partners will also collaborate on skills based problems pertaining to addition and subtraction of integers. This activity makes it easy for students to work together, while at the same time allowing each student to work individually as needed.
Suggested instructions for using this activity:
Have students partner up.Give one student the 3-page packet labeled “Activity for: PARTNER A” Give the other student the 3-page packet labeled “Activity for: PARTNER B” Partner A will then cut out from his or her page 1, eight subtraction expressions. Partner B will then cut out from his or her page 1, eight equivalent addition expressions. They will then match-up the expressions and tape or glue the “match ups” on colored paper or card stock. They can hang them on the walls throughout the class.
You will then notice that page 2 of partner A and B’s packets contain 16 identical problems. Each partner will need to do these problems on their own, preferably without a calculator. Once each partner is done, they will compare answers to make sure they are the same.
On page 3, partner A has five problems to cut out. On page 3, partner B has the five answers to partner A’s problems that he or she will cut out. Partner A and B will match up the problems with the correct answers and tape or glue the “match ups” on colored paper.
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