I created this bundle to help support students' ability to work through problems that focused on positive and negative numbers. Included is a set of notes for students to reference as they work through the 25 different activities. I used these as a warm up for the first 5- 10 minutes of class 2- 3 times per week. They could be used daily, or used in a small group setting, such as a Math Center. They could also be used as a remediation tool for struggling students or students who are having trouble with this particular skill.
The sheets build upon one another and are sequenced from least difficult to most difficult. They target vocabulary, problem solving skills, writing, reasoning skills, speaking and critiquing the reasoning of others, and overall help students build fluency with numbers and gain number sense. Students use the provided set of notes to work through the activities and prove, or justify, their answers. These notes also help them become more independent workers and thinkers and helps them reason through their answers.
These activities really helped my students! Check out the preview for an example of more than half of the included worksheets.