What's Your Sign: Integer Addition

Grade 7 / Math / Number Sense
CCSS: Math.7.NS.A.1b Math.7.NS.A.1d

Common Core State Standards

Math

Math

7

Grade 7

NS

The Number System

A

Apply and extend previous understandings of operations with fractions

1b

Apply and extend previous understandings of addition and subtraction to add and subtract rational numbers; represent addition and subtraction on a horizontal or vertical number line diagram.


a. Describe situations in which opposite quantities combine to make 0. For example, a hydrogen atom has 0 charge because its two constituents are oppositely charged.


b. Understand p + q as the number located a distance |q| from p, in the positive or negative direction depending on whether q is positive or negative. Show that a number and its opposite have a sum of 0 (are additive inverses). Interpret sums of rational numbers by describing real-world contexts.


c. Understand subtraction of rational numbers as adding the additive inverse, p – q = p + (–q). Show that the distance between two rational numbers on the number line is the absolute value of their difference, and apply this principle in real-world contexts.


d. Apply properties of operations as strategies to add and subtract rational numbers.

Download Common Core State Standards (PDF 1.2 MB)

Common Core State Standards

Math

Math

7

Grade 7

NS

The Number System

A

Apply and extend previous understandings of operations with fractions

1d

Apply and extend previous understandings of addition and subtraction to add and subtract rational numbers; represent addition and subtraction on a horizontal or vertical number line diagram.


a. Describe situations in which opposite quantities combine to make 0. For example, a hydrogen atom has 0 charge because its two constituents are oppositely charged.


b. Understand p + q as the number located a distance |q| from p, in the positive or negative direction depending on whether q is positive or negative. Show that a number and its opposite have a sum of 0 (are additive inverses). Interpret sums of rational numbers by describing real-world contexts.


c. Understand subtraction of rational numbers as adding the additive inverse, p – q = p + (–q). Show that the distance between two rational numbers on the number line is the absolute value of their difference, and apply this principle in real-world contexts.


d. Apply properties of operations as strategies to add and subtract rational numbers.

Download Common Core State Standards (PDF 1.2 MB)
Lesson Objective
Students master integer addition using number lines as a visual tool
Length
5 min
Questions to Consider
How does the use of number lines help students visualize integer operations?
How does this approach support long-term conceptual understanding as compared to rote memorization of rules?
Why is it important to use both horizontal and vertical number lines?
Common Core Standards
Math.7.NS.A.1b, Math.7.NS.A.1d

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Lesson Idea (Common Core) What's Your Sign: Integer Addition

Grade 7 / Math / Number Sense

What's Your Sign: Integer Addition