"Don't Be Negative" is a 4 minute, karaoke style video, that students can sing along with.
I wrote it as an introduction to the concept of integers. I use it with my 6th graders as a "springboard" to a discussion about integers and their applications. The song uses elevation to show negative and positive integers. It also covers what numbers make up the set of integers. It does not go into any of the integer operations.
Thanks to my 6th grade students for their integer contributions at the end of the song.
The video integrates math, music, reading, and animation. You can use it as daily practice, part of a lesson, review, PE warmup, clean-up song, or just for fun.
Also included in the file, is a 7 page PDF handout with a few activities and ideas to go along with the video.
The mp4 video and PDF file will download in a zipped folder.
The video can be played on an interactive whiteboard, computer monitor, iPod, iPad, etc.
The preview above is at a lower quality than the actual video due to size requirements.
Special note: Windows Media Player needs a free codec pack installed to play mp4 files. I highly recommend the free VLC media player.
I hope you enjoy!