Lesson Plan

Intro to Integers

Introduce your students to integers in real-world contexts
Kelly A.
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Ladue Middle School
St. Louis, United States
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Students will be able to...

- Identify positive and negative integers as being on opposite sides of 0 on the number line

- Compare and order integers on the number line

Grades 6
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1 Plan

Before you begin, plan your lesson using Metria. This instructional design tool will help you map standards, differentiate activities, and plan interventions. You can also return to Metria when the lesson is over to show your students how much they have grown!

2 Hook

Flocabulary: Math
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Start by showing students the Flocabulary video "The Number Line," which introduces the concept of positive and negative integers. Have students start brainstorming contexts in which we see integers in real life.

3 Investigation

Have students search SchoolTube for videos that show integers in real-world situations, such as weather reports, deep-sea exploration, or airplane flights. You might have students work together in small groups to present their findings to their peers, and explain how the video shows positive and negative integers.

4 Practice

Students can practice representing situations with integers and comparing/ordering integers on Think Through Math. The program is adaptive, and gives outstanding support for students who are struggling. This portion of the lesson could also be used as a homework assignment.

5 Assessment

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Assess students' knowledge of integer concepts with a quiz on Socrative. This tech-based clicker tool is much more engaging than a paper-and-pencil quiz, and provides students with instant feedback on their mastery of concepts.