Lesson Plan


adding and/or subtracting integers
Kim C.
Classroom teacher
Harris County Youth Village
Seabrook, United States
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My Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Math

Students will be able to know whether to add or subtract integers by looking only at the signs and solve the problem.

Grades 6 – 9
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1 Hook/Attention Getter

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Pull up Kahoot  to introduce integers.


Student Instructions

We are going to use Kahoot! to see what we already know about integers.

2 Direct Instruction

Open Kahn Academy to adding/subtracting integers.  Watch video with class.

Discuss process and reasoning of signs in front of numbers. Show number line with positive and negative numbers and show how putting positive and negative numbers together change the value of the numbers.  

Model adding/subtracting integers on smartboard.

Pass out white boards, have children solve problems while somone else is working on the smartboard. 

Student Instructions

Now we are going to learn how to add and subtract integers using Smartboard and white boards.

3 Guided Practice

Open FlipQuiz to integer game.

As students answer questions, ask them to tell how they decided on that answer.

Student Instructions

Let's play a game and see what we know.

4 Independent Practice

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Use Kahoot and use student's score to determine grade

Student Instructions

We will use Kahoot! to see what you know

5 wrap-up

Activity: Conversing

Write two sets of two problems on the board.  Have students to break into groups of two.  Use white boards and have one student explain to the other how to solve problems.

Have students switch places.

Student Instructions

We are going to break into groups of two and show how to solve integer problems.