This set of task cards focuses on ways integers are combined:
Addition of Integers, Subtraction of Integers, Multiplication of Integers, and Division of Integers
Each set of cards is a different color, so you can separate the sets easily.
2. Each set has 1 or 2 cards illustrating how the operation is completed with red and yellow discs, 10 cards with problems to be completed using the illustrating operation, and a summary card.
3. The cards can be set up in stations. Students should study the 1 or 2 cards that explain how the operation is performed with the discs. They should try to follow the directions to see if they can get the right answer. When they are confident that they understand the directions for that operation they should then practice as many of the 10 cards of the same color until they see a pattern they can describe. They should be able to tell the sign and the numerical value for the answer. There is a summary card in each set which challenges students to use their rule to solve problems which have larger numbers and more than two numbers being combined. They should write down their rule they will be following to find the answers for these additional problems.