This activity takes kids through a chunking process of subtracting integers. It breaks down the process of subtracting integers to teach kids what they should be asking themselves as they look at a problem, solve the problem, and even if the answer makes sense. Included in this file is multiple sets of problems so that kids could use this in groups or could be used for different levels of intervention. I have found success with this process for kids that needed extra support for subtracting integers.
Steps in the process include:
Step 0: Rewrite the problem to addition and add the opposite.
Step 1: Will I add or subtract?
Step 2: Will my answer be positive or negative?
Step 3: Write the problem you would actually use to solve the problem.
Step 4: Evaluate the question.
The last slide puts all of the steps together to solve a problem.