Using Integers in Real Life Situations Task Cards

Using Integers in Real Life Situations Task Cards
Using Integers in Real Life Situations Task Cards
Using Integers in Real Life Situations Task Cards
Using Integers in Real Life Situations Task Cards
Using Integers in Real Life Situations Task Cards
Using Integers in Real Life Situations Task Cards
Using Integers in Real Life Situations Task Cards
Using Integers in Real Life Situations Task Cards
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(688 KB|13 (Task Cards + Recording Sheet + Answer Keys))
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This resource is a set of 36 task cards that asks students to read a simple, real-life scenario that could be represented by an integer.

I have used these task cards for grades 6-8 to introduce, reinforce, or review the concept of an integer and what types of situations integers are used in.

An answer key is provided.

A student recording sheet is provided.

I encourage you to have students practice reading the questions out loud justifying their answers verbally with a peer.

This activity is great for both ELLs and native English speakers, and the use of peer interaction can help scaffold the activity for many types of diverse learners.

Possible Ways to Use

•Use as a scoot-style game, where a card is on every student desk and students rotate to a new desk every 30 seconds or so and record their answer.

•Use as a verbal assessment, where you pull a task card and you have the student verbally answer and justify their thinking if needed.

•Use for stations, where you have the students do each card verbally with a partner and also record the answer on the recording sheet.

•Use as a “Footloose” style activity where the task cards are taped or placed in various places around the room and students wander around to record the answer to all of the task cards on the student recording sheet. I even like to play the theme song to Footloose while students are walking around.

•Have students work in groups of 4, where each group has their own set of task cards.


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Understand that positive and negative numbers are used together to describe quantities having opposite directions or values (e.g., temperature above/below zero, elevation above/below sea level, credits/debits, positive/negative electric charge); use positive and negative numbers to represent quantities in real-world contexts, explaining the meaning of 0 in each situation.
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